Adjective "Army" definition and examples

(Army may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɑːmi/

Definitions and examples

noun

An organized military force equipped for fighting on land.
  1. as modifier 'army officers'
  2. 'It will also be allowed to equip its army, run a police force and all of the departments of state.'
  3. 'More than a fight between armies, the Middle East conflict is a clash between two national stories.'
  4. 'The transport of land armies by sea and their support ashore by naval forces actually predate warfare at sea.'
  5. 'Only the Utuku, of all the peoples known to me in the world, equip and organize their armies in that manner.'
  6. 'A country's capabilities depend very much on how her force is divided between armies and fleets.'
  7. 'Officers from an army bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion on the package.'
  8. 'His pronouncements cannot bring down governments, or send armies off to fight and die.'
  9. 'Even so it never envisaged itself as much more than an auxiliary force to the armies of Prussia and Austria.'
  10. 'In practice armies, even at the height of a campaign, often spent most of their time sitting around doing nothing.'
  11. 'The ploy worked and the Anglo-Dutch army united with the armies of the margrave of Baden and Eugene of Savoy.'
  12. 'The only option for youth was to join the army or go into town in search of a job.'
  13. 'He joined the army in 1808 but struggled for promotion because he was not an aristocrat.'
  14. 'He then joined the army, motivated solely by a desire to learn combat and survival skills.'
  15. 'Stewart joined the army at 18 despite his mother's concerns over life in the military.'
  16. 'He had joined the army as a drummer boy and had served in India before the outbreak of the First World War.'
  17. 'And he declared that he would want to fight alongside his men if he joined the army.'
  18. 'Now is the time to train as a nurse, join the army or make yourself indispensable to the government in some other way.'
  19. 'By the age of 14 she had two ambitions: to join the army and to compete in the Olympics.'
  20. 'Pupils in Preston are signing up to join the army one day a week while studying for their GCSEs.'
  21. 'Ron was training to be a Baptist lay preacher when he decided that his duty was to his country and he joined the army.'
A large number of people or things.
  1. 'This is done through local councils who hire armies of lawyers to fight the airport and its army of lawyers.'
  2. 'He's got his own website and an army of fans who will agree with everything he says.'
  3. 'The international gambling industry has hired an army of lobbyists to stack the odds in its favour.'
  4. 'It has an army of loyal fans which consider the GTi to be the most fun you can have on four wheels.'

More definitions

1. the military forces of a nation, exclusive of the navy and in some countries the air force.

2. (in large military land forces) a unit consisting typically of two or more corps and a headquarters.

3. a large body of persons trained and armed for war.

4. any body of persons organized for any purpose: an army of census takers.

5. a very large number or group of something; a great multitude; a host: the army of the unemployed.

More examples(as adjective)

"dissidents can be army."

"sources can be army."

"personnels can be army."

"leaders can be army."

"chiefs can be army."

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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French armee, from armata, feminine past participle of Latin armare ‘to arm’.

Phrase

you and whose army?