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army

noun uk   /ˈɑː.mi/  us   /ˈɑːr-/
the army [+ sing/pl verb]
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B1 a particular country's fighting force: 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 military force that has the training and equipment to fight on land: Both the armies suffered heavy losses in the battle. The minister is believed to have been killed by the rebel army.C2 [C usually singular] a large group of people who are involved in a particular activity: She brought an army of supporters with her. [C usually singular] informal the supporters of a football team, especially ones who travel to games in different towns, cities, or countries: Scotland's 1 - 0 victory over France gave the Tartan Army something to celebrate.
Translations of “army”
in Korean 군대…
in Arabic جَيْش…
in Portuguese exército…
in Catalan exèrcit…
in Japanese (陸軍の)軍隊, 陸軍…
in Italian esercito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陸上作戰部隊, 陸軍部隊, 團體…
in Russian армия…
in Turkish ordu, aynı işi yapmak üzere bir araya gelen kalabalık insan topluluğu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 陆上作战部队, 陆军部队, 团体…
in Polish wojsko, armia…
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