army · noun /ˈɑr.mi/Full view
the army
B1 a particular country's fighting force
Dictionary examples:

When did you join the army?

He has decided on a career in the army.

The army was called out to enforce the curfew.

Learner example:

I work in the army and I need to know how and what I should do if I am in [a] war. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Arabic)

C2 a group of people organized to do the same job
Dictionary example:

an army of cleaners/helpers

Learner example:

There, you are surrounded by an army of waiters: one for the home-baked bread, one for the water, one for the wine, one for the food. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; French)

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