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noun [countable] army pronunciation in American English /ˈɑrmi/
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pluralarmies
  1. 1
    [often singular] a large organization of soldiers who are trained to fight wars on land. Together with a countrys navy and air force, the army makes up the armed forces

    After graduating from school, he joined the army.

    Both of her sons are in the army.

    The U.S. army has been involved in peacekeeping operations.

    an army officer/colonel

  2. 2
    an organized group of people who are working together or helping someone
    army of:

    Armies of rescue workers are sorting through the rubble.

    1. a.
      a large number of people who are doing the same thing or in the same situation
      army of:

      She was surrounded by an army of adoring fans.

      the growing army of the unemployed

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