"Army" is also the name used by the United States Military Academy's (located in West Point, New York) sports teams. The team nickname is "Black Knights".

The men's basketball team plays in the Patriot League, while the football team is in Conference USA.

Army's chief rival is Navy (U.S. Naval Academy) and the annual Army/Navy football game gets nationwide coverage. At Army, a common refrain is "Go Army, Beat Navy".

The football team competes against Navy and Air Force for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.

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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