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army

noun     /ˈɑː.mi/ US  /ˈɑːr-/
the army [+ sing/pl verb] 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.The armed forces generally 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.The armed forces generally C2 [C usually singular] a large group of people who are involved in a particular activity: She brought an army of supporters with her.Groups of people
(Definition of army noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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