An army (from Latin arma “arms, weapons” via Old French armée, “armed” (feminine)), in the broadest sense, is the land-based military branch, service branch or armed service of a nation or state. It may also include other branches of the military such as the air force via means of aviation corps. Within a national military force, the word army may also mean a field army an army composed of full-time career soldiers who 'stand over', in other words, who do not disband during times of peace. They differ from army reserves who are activated only during such times as war or natural disasters.
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... Luxembourg Army - unit locations The army of Luxembourg has four main combat formations which come under the control of the Centre Militaire (Military center), located in the barracks "Caserne ...
... as vizier, he demanded that Shirkuh withdraw his army from Egypt for a sum of 30,000 dinars, but he refused insisting it was Nur ad-Din's will that he remain ... After the sacking of Bilbais, the Crusader-Egyptian force and Shirkuh's army were to engage in a battle on the desert border of the Nile River, just west of Giza ... Saladin played a major role, commanding the right wing of the Zengid army, while a force of Kurds commanded the left, and Shirkuh stationed in the center ...
... IRA most commonly refers to Irish Republican Army, which has existed in various forms since 1916 List of organisations known as the Irish Republican Army Provisional Irish Republican Army ...
... A Swedish army under Charles XII arrived in Saxony, where he had just finished chastising the Elector Augustus II and forced him to renounce his claims to the Polish throne ... of southern France from Italy, but was stalled by the French army ... In 1708, Marlborough's army clashed with the French, who were beset by leadership problems their commanders, the Duke of Burgundy (Louis XIV's grandson) and the duc de Vendôme were frequently at variance, the ...
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- (noun): A large number of people united for some specific purpose.
Famous quotes containing the word army:
“Olivia Dandridge: You dont have to say it, Captain. I know all this is because of me. Because I wanted to see the West. Because I wasnt, I wasnt army enough to stay the winter.
Capt. Brittles: Youre not quite army yet miss, or youd know never to apologize. Its a sign of weakness.”
—Frank S. Nugent (19081965)
“I declare Billy. I like you so much personally I wish I could vote for you. But bein a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, I just as leave cut my throat as to vote for a Democrat.”
—Laurence Stallings (18941968)
“The army is always the same. The sun and the moon change. The army knows no seasons.”
—Frank S. Nugent (19081965)