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Synonyms for army
ˈɑr mi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. army, regular army, ground forces(noun)

    a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state

    regular army, ground forces

  2. army(noun)

    a large number of people united for some specific purpose

    regular army, ground forces

  3. United States Army, US Army, U. S. Army, Army, USA(noun)

    the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare

    regular army, ground forces, the States


  1. army(noun)

    host, hereEtymology 2, ferdEtymology 1

  2. army(noun)

    A large, highly organized military force, concerned mainly with ground (rather than air or naval) operations

    The army was sent in to quell the uprising.

    host, hereEtymology 2, ferdEtymology 1

  3. army(noun)

    The governmental agency in charge of a state's army.

    The army opposed the legislature's involvement.

    ferdEtymology 1, hereEtymology 2, host

  4. army(noun)

    A large group of people working toward the same purpose.

    It took an army of accountants to uncover the fraud.

    hereEtymology 2, host, ferdEtymology 1

  5. army(noun)

    A large group of social animals working toward the same purpose.

    Our house is being attacked by an army of ants.

    hereEtymology 2, ferdEtymology 1, host

  6. army(noun)

    Any multitude

    On sunny days the beaches draw armies of tourists of all kinds.

    hereEtymology 2, host, ferdEtymology 1

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. army

    An army is an organized body of men armed for war, ordinarily considerable in numbers, always independent in organization so far as not to be a constituent part of any other command. Organization, unity, and independence, rather than numbers are the essentials of an army. We speak of the invading army of Cortes or Pizarro, tho either body was contemptible in numbers from a modern military standpoint. We may have a little army, a large army, or a vast army. Host is used for any vast and orderly assemblage; as, the stars are called the heavenly host. Multitude expresses number without order or organization; a multitude of armed men is not an army, but a mob. Legion (from the Latin) and phalanx (from the Greek) are applied by a kind of poetic license to modern forces; the plural legions is preferred to the singular. Military is a general word for land-forces; the military may include all the armed soldiery of a nation, or the term may be applied to any small detached company, as at a fort, in distinction from civilians. Any organized body of men by whom the law or will of a people is executed is a force; the word is a usual term for the police of any locality.

    armament, array, force, forces, host, legions, military, multitude, phalanx, soldiers, soldiery, troops

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. army

    troops, soldiery, legion, soldiers, military, phalanx, host, multitude

    fewness, a small number, individual, paucity, single person

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. army(n.)

    host, force, troops, legions, armed force, military force, body of troops

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "army":

    military, armed, leger, ejército, jaish, armée, forces, 'armée, troops, force, fogh

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How to use army in a sentence?

  1. Spokesman Yang Yujun:

    The army is an important force in our military, the setting up of this army mechanism will benefit ... raising management efficiency and accelerate military modernisation.

  2. Australian National University:

    The Syrian embassy existed in Pyongyang since 1970, since the Ba'ath party took power in Syria, and also North Korea helped the Syrian Republic Army to develop certain aircraft and missile systems.

  3. Major General Binoj Basnet:

    It was found on a steep slope, based on information from the Nepali army, the site has been spotted.

  4. Margaret Stock:

    It's a fear of foreigners. It's a couple of bureaucrats at The Pentagon who don't want foreigners in their ranks, people at the Pentagon who think [ the Army is ] a jobs program for poor Americans.

  5. David Shulkin:

    Shulkin may not be a veteran, but he does come from a military family. He was born on a military base in Illinois and his father was an Army physiatrist, according to the Military Times. Both of his grandfathers served during World War I, one of whom was also the chief pharmacist at the VA in Madison, Wisconsin. Hailing from a military family has sensitized me to the psychological and medical needs of those who served our country.

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