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Meaning of “army” in the English Dictionary

"army" in British English

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armynoun

uk   /ˈɑː.mi/  us   /ˈɑːr-/
the army [+ sing/pl verb]

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B1 a ​particular country's ​fightingforce: When did you ​join the army? He has ​decided on a ​career in the British Army. The army was/were called out to ​enforce the ​curfew.
B1 [C] a ​militaryforce that has the ​training and ​equipment to ​fight on ​land: Both the armies ​sufferedheavylosses in the ​battle. The ​minister is ​believed to have been ​killed by the ​rebel army.C2 [C usually singular] a ​largegroup of ​people who are ​involved in a ​particularactivity: She ​brought an army ofsupporters with her. [C usually singular] informal the ​supporters of a ​footballteam, ​especiallyones who ​travel to ​games in different ​towns, ​cities, or ​countries: Scotland's 1 - 0 ​victory over France gave the Tartan Army something to ​celebrate.
(Definition of army from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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armynoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑr·mi/
a ​militaryforce, usually ​belonging to a ​country, that has the ​training and ​equipment to ​fight on ​land: She ​decided to ​join the army. An army is also any ​largegroup: An army of ​bystanderswatched the ​filmcrewwork.
(Definition of army from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “army”
in Arabic جَيْش…
in Korean 군대…
in Portuguese exército…
in Catalan exèrcit…
in Japanese (陸軍の)軍隊, 陸軍…
in Chinese (Simplified) 陆上作战部队, 陆军部队, 团体…
in Turkish ordu, aynı işi yapmak üzere bir araya gelen kalabalık insan topluluğu…
in Russian армия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陸上作戰部隊, 陸軍部隊, 團體…
in Italian esercito…
in Polish wojsko, armia…
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