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Meaning of ARMY

Pronunciation:  'ârmee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a large number of people united for some specific purpose
  2. [n]  an organization of military land forces
 

ARMY is a 4 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: regular army
 
 See Also: armed service, army unit, Confederate Army, Continental Army, corps, crowd, host, legion, military service, service, standing army, U. S. Army, Union Army, United States Army, US Army

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ar"my\, n. [F. arm['e]e, fr. L. armata, fem. of armatus,
p. p. of armare to arm. Cf. {Armada}.]
1. A collection or body of men armed for war, esp. one
   organized in companies, battalions, regiments, brigades,
   and divisions, under proper officers.

2. A body of persons organized for the advancement of a
   cause; as, the Blue Ribbon Army.

3. A great number; a vast multitude; a host.

         An army of good words.                --Shak.

{Standing army}, a permanent army of professional soldiers,
   as distinguished from militia or volunteers.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming of an army can have two opposite meanings: if you are part of an army, you are feeling strong, protected and superior. But if you are seeing a foreign army and you do not join it, it means that you feel surrounded by hostile presence and you can't measure up to it. You need to have more trust in yourself and in your resources.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

The Israelites marched out of Egypt in military order (Ex. 13:18, "harnessed;" marg., "five in a rank"). Each tribe formed a battalion, with its own banner and leader (Num. 2:2; 10:14). In war the army was divided into thousands and hundreds under their several captains (Num. 31:14), and also into families (Num. 2:34; 2 Chr. 25:5; 26:12). From the time of their entering the land of Canaan to the time of the kings, the Israelites made little progress in military affairs, although often engaged in warfare. The kings introduced the custom of maintaining a bodyguard (the Gibborim; i.e., "heroes"), and thus the nucleus of a standing army was formed. Saul had an army of 3,000 select warriors (1 Sam. 13:2; 14:52; 24:2). David also had a band of soldiers around him (1 Sam. 23:13; 25:13). To this band he afterwards added the Cherethites and the Pelethites (2 Sam. 15:18; 20:7). At first the army consisted only of infantry (1 Sam. 4:10; 15:4), as the use of horses was prohibited (Deut. 17:16); but chariots and horses were afterwards added (2 Sam. 8:4; 1 Kings 10:26, 28, 29; 1 Kings 9:19). In 1 Kings 9:22 there is given a list of the various gradations of rank held by those who composed the army. The equipment and maintenance of the army were at the public expense (2 Sam. 17:28, 29; 1 Kings 4:27; 10:16, 17; Judg. 20:10). At the Exodus the number of males above twenty years capable of bearing arms was 600,000 (Ex. 12:37). In David's time it mounted to the number of 1,300,000 (2 Sam. 24:9).

 
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