Army

Definitions

  • A Survival of the old regular army
    A Survival of the old regular army
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n army a large number of people united for some specific purpose
    • n army a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    • n Army the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Making brooms from brushwood at Antibes for use on army roads Making brooms from brushwood at Antibes for use on army roads
An Army Writing-desk 087 An Army Writing-desk 087
Northcroft kicking the field goal anticipated by the Navy and feared by the Army Northcroft kicking the field goal anticipated by the Navy and feared by the Army
The girl laughs at the army of turtles The girl laughs at the army of turtles
Washington taking command of the Army Washington taking command of the Army
Cover for Secret Armies Cover for Secret Armies
OUR MIXED ARMY OUR MIXED ARMY
OW'S YOUR SON GETTIN' ON IN THE ARMY, MRS. PODDISH? OW'S YOUR SON GETTIN' ON IN THE ARMY, MRS. PODDISH?

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Reserves from the Irish army were used as extras in the movie "Braveheart."
    • Army A body of persons organized for the advancement of a cause; as, the Blue Ribbon Army .
    • Army A collection or body of men armed for war, esp. one organized in companies, battalions, regiments, brigades, and divisions, under proper officers.
    • Army A great number; a vast multitude; a host. "An army of good words."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1281, the Mongol army of Kublai Khan tried to invade Japan but were ravaged by a hurricane that destroyed their fleet
    • army Consisting of or abounding in arms or branches; branching; spreading.
    • n army An armed expedition.
    • n army A large body of men trained and armed for war, and organized in companies, battalions, regiments, brigades, or similar divisions, under proper officers. In general, an army in modern times consists of infantry and cavalry, with artillery, although the union of the three is not essential to its constitution, the two latter being adjuncts to the infantry. Armies are designated, according to their objects, duties, field of operations, etc., as offensive or defensive, covering, blockading, besieging, standing or regular, army of obstruction, army of observation, army of invasion, army of occupation, army of reserve, etc. The forces employed in the large war-fleets of former times were called naval armies.
    • n army A great number; a vast multitude.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1796, Napoleon was only 26 years old when he took command of the French Army of Italy
    • n Army ärm′i a large body of men armed for war and under military command: a body of men banded together in a special cause, whether travestying military methods, as the 'Salvation Army,' or not, as the 'Blue Ribbon Army:' a host: a great number
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Quotations

  • Sir Richard Hull
    Sir Richard Hull
    “Conscription may have been good for the country, but it damn near killed the army.”
  • Napoleon III
    Napoleon III
    “The army is the true nobility of our country.”
  • Joseph Stalin
    Joseph Stalin
    “History shows that there are no invincible armies.”
  • Mao Zedong
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    “An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    “Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. armée, fr. L. armata, fem. of armatus, p. p. of armare, to arm. Cf. Armada
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. armée—L. armata, armāre.

Usage

In literature:

On May 4 the army returned from Blois.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
Prescott and Holmes were now fully launched in their careers as Army officers.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
The army, at the same time, loved him as armies have seldom loved any but the greatest chiefs who have led them to victory.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
It was they who had produced the army balloon and the army airship.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
I came for the first time in my life into touch with the army.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
They hold that the army in rest must always be beaten by the army which takes the initiative.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
We are most distressed to see a foreign army, a French army, approaching our walls.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
There, in June, 1861, General Beauregard mustered his army, which was to defeat the Union army and capture Washington.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
At any rate this army is a mob compared to the royal army in Boston.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
The army of the enemy was put to flight.
"Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series" by Jacob Abbott
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In poetry:

The nations are all calling
To and fro, from strand to strand;
Uniting in one army
The slaves of every land.
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones
So you've done your duty ever since
I signed away my name
As a member of the army seeking
Thirty dollar Fame.
"Old F. S. Coat" by Robert A Donaldson
Go with our armies to the fight,
Like a confed'rate God;
In vain confed'rate powers unite
Against thy lifted rod.
"Psalm 60" by Isaac Watts
Cold deserts now with infinite host
Of gathered spears at watch o'er small
Armies of men lost
In glooms funereal.
"Stars" by John Freeman
Child, unto armies dear,
Even now we mark heaven's light
Dimmed with the fume and fear
And glory of battle-might.
"On Hearing The Princess Royal Sing" by Victor Marie Hugo
I vonder can our army shtop
Dose Russian teufels' raid,
Or vill dey gain de mountain top
Or fail to make de grade.
"Hans Begins To Wonder" by Abner Cosens

In news:

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Army recruits stand behind the Army Black Knights during a 1994 game against the Navy Midshipmen at Veteran Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Free Syrian Army fighters look at a Syrian Army jet, not pictured, in Fafeen village, north of Aleppo province, Syria, Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012.
View full size Associated Press An Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Spc.
The Salvation Army's relationship will include the organization being recognized on Butler 's new cookbook, with a Salvation Army logo on the back cover, and a 300-word narrative on The Salvation Army included in the book.
Army officials owe Tillmans complete candor , army, tillman, death, family, knew, information, investigation, perhaps, friendly, post.
Fon Du Luth Casino's 'Make it a Point to Give' campaign has generated over $2,600 which will be given to the The Salvation Army in Duluth for toys and to support Salvation Army programs.
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John Forbes Kerry is born in Denver, Colo. At Fitzsimons Military Hospital, where his father Richard, an Army Air Corps pilot, had been sent by the Army Air Corps to recover from tuberculosis.
The Corning Salvation Army Citadel will be hosting a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 6:30 pm on Dec 6 at the Salvation Army, 32 Denison Parkway E.
There are currently some 4,700 Department of the Army and local civilians employed by US Army Europe.
Free Syrian Army fighters fighter retreat after an attack on Al-Mosthat Army base in Fafeen village, north of Aleppo province, Syria, Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 MANU BRABO — AP Photo.
Mac enlisted (volunteered) in the US Army, 1959 as a PFC and retired from the WV Army National Guard in 1994 attaining the rank of Colonel .
Here are officers selected for promotion to colonel by the fiscal 2012 Colonel Army Competitive Category Selection Board, the Army announced Tuesday.
The Army ROTC Golden Knight Battalion at Clarkson University commissioned 10 cadets into the US Army at the annual spring commissioning .
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In science:

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Stopping Supersonic Beams with an Atomic Coilgun
Fackler ML: What's W rong W ith the Wound Ballistics Literature and Why. Letterman Army Institute of Research, Division of Military Trauma Research. 12.
Scientific Evidence for Hydrostatic Shock
This work is supported by the Army Research Office, the R.A.
Stopping supersonic oxygen with a series of pulsed electromagnetic coils: A molecular coilgun
This work has been supported in part by Regione Piemonte (E14) and by the MURI Center for Photonic Quantum Information Systems (Army Research Office (ARO)/ Intelligence Advanced Research Pro jects Activity (IARPA) program DAAD19-03-1-0199) and the IARPA entangled source programs.
Experimental test of nonclassicality for a single particle
In the 1980s, rotorcraft experts undertook important efforts in developing effective identification methods and tools. CIFER (Comprehensive Identification from FrEquency Responses from the US Army/NASA Rotorcraft Division, is one of today's standard tools for rotorcraft identification).
Automated Flight Test and System Identification for Rotary Wing Small Aerial Platform using Frequency Responses Analysis
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