Ar"my (#), n. [F. arm'ee, fr. L. armata, fem. of armatus, p. p. of armare to arm. Cf. Armada.]


A collection or body of men armed for war, esp. one organized in companies, battalions, regiments, brigades, and divisions, under proper officers.


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


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.


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