Meaning of army

ar•my

Pronunciation: (är'mē), [key]
— pl. -mies.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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