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army US English

An organized military force equipped for fighting on land

army US Thesaurus

the invading army

the army in army US English

The branch of a nation’s armed services that conducts military operations on land

army ant US English

A blind nomadic tropical ant that forages in large columns, preying chiefly on insects and spiders

army brat US English

A child of a career soldier, especially one who has lived in various places as a result of military transfers

Army List US English

(In the UK) an official list of commissioned officers

army-navy US English

Denoting the type of store that specializes in military surplus equipment, or the goods sold there

army worm US English

Any of a number of insect larvae that occur in large numbers, in particular

Red Army US English

The army of the former Soviet Union, formed after the revolution of 1917. The name was officially dropped in 1946

Army List New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

official list of commissioned officers

army issue US English

Equipment or clothing supplied by the army

barmy army US English

Supporters of a particular sports team who are known for their vociferous support during matches, especially a group of fans who follow the England cricket team

Church Army US English

A voluntary Anglican organization concerned with social welfare. It was founded in 1882 on the model of the Salvation Army, for evangelistic purposes

White Army US English

Any of the armies that opposed the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War of 1918–21

army surplus US English

Goods and equipment that are in excess of the army’s requirements

Salvation Army US English

A worldwide Christian evangelical organization on quasi-military lines. Established by William Booth, it is noted for its work with the poor and for its brass bands

Continental Army US English

The army raised by the Continental Congress of 1775, with George Washington as commander

New Model Army US English

An army created in 1645 by Oliver Cromwell to fight for the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War. Led by Thomas Fairfax, it was a disciplined and well-trained army which later came to possess considerable political influence

Territorial Army US English

(In the UK) a volunteer force locally organized to provide a reserve of trained and disciplined manpower for use in an emergency

Red Army Faction US English

A left-wing terrorist group in the former West Germany, active from 1968 onward. It was originally led by Andreas Baader (1943–77) and Ulrike Meinhof (1934–76)

Swiss army knife US English

A penknife incorporating several blades and other tools such as scissors and screwdrivers

you and whose army? US English

Used as an expression of disbelief in someone’s ability to carry out a threat

Irish Republican Army US English

The military arm of Sinn Fein, aiming for union between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

general of the army US English

An officer of the highest rank in the US Army, above general (awarded only in wartime)

People's Liberation Army US English

The armed forces of the People’s Republic of China, including all its land, sea, and air forces. The PLA traces its origins to an unsuccessful uprising by Communist-led troops against pro-Nationalist forces in Jiangxi (Kiangsi) province on August 1, 1927, a date celebrated annually as its anniversary

Irish National Liberation Army US English

A small paramilitary organization seeking union between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It was formed in the early 1970s, probably as an offshoot of the Provisional IRA

an army marches on its stomach US English

A group of soldiers or workers can only fight or function effectively if they have been well fed

army worm in worm US English

Used in names of long, slender insect larvae, especially those in fruit or wood, e.g., army worm, woodworm

you and whose army? in army US English

Used as an expression of disbelief in someone’s ability to carry out a threat

an army marches on its stomach in stomach US English

A group of soldiers or workers can only fight or function effectively if they have been well fed


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