army


army
noun
1 group of soldiers
ADJECTIVE
great, huge, large, massive, mighty, powerful
small
ragtag (informal)
professional, regular, standing

The taxes were used to maintain a standing army of around 55 000 troops.

reserve
conscript
all-volunteer, volunteer
mercenary
modern
allied
enemy, opposing
foreign
national
imperial, royal
private
guerrilla
rebel, revolutionary
advancing, approaching, invading, occupying, victorious

Their city fell victim to an invading army.

defeated, retreating
VERB + ARMY
have
enter, go into, join

After finishing school, Mike went into the army.

leave
desert
be in command of, command, lead

He was in command of the British Army in Egypt.

He led the army into battle.

march

He marched a foreign army into the capital.

drill, train
amass, assemble, build up, form, gather, raise, recruit

The king was unable to raise an army.

maintain
equip, supply
mobilize
deploy, field

The French army was deployed in the Western Desert.

fight

those who fought the Soviet army in Afghanistan

face

Napoleon Bonaparte faced the combined armies of England, Prussia and Russia.

crush, decimate, defeat, destroy, put to flight, rout

The army was finally defeated in the spring.

disband, dissolve (esp. AmE)

The emperor was deposed and his army disbanded.

ARMY + VERB
gather
advance, march

A huge army marched on the city.

camp
enter sth, invade (sth)

The German army entered Austria in March 1938.

attack, clash, fight

The two opposing armies clashed in battle.

kill sb
defeat sth
occupy sth
flee, move out, pull back, retreat, withdraw
ARMY + NOUN
captain, chief of staff, colonel, commander, general, lieutenant, officer, sergeant
soldiers, troops
chaplain, engineer, medic, nurse, surgeon
leader, official, personnel

The companies recruit mostly retired army personnel.

battalion, command, corps, division, unit
reserve, reservist
recruiter (esp. AmE)
career
deserter
veteran
barracks, base, camp, depot, headquarters, post

He grew up on an army base in the 1960s.

patrol
checkpoint
intelligence
logistics
helicopter, tank, truck
hospital
boots, fatigues, uniform
surplus

He bought the jacket at an army surplus store.

She had an army surplus sleeping bag.

wife
PREPOSITION
in the army

Her husband is in the army.

2 large group
ADJECTIVE
vast

a vast army of personnel

veritable

The singer was surrounded by a veritable army of reporters.

small

a small army of volunteers

growing, increasing
VERB + ARMY
create

He created an army of loyal customers.

employ, hire (esp. AmE)

Actresses now hire armies of hairdressers and stylists.

maintain

NASA maintains a small army of engineers.

organize

Who will organize the army of volunteers?

PREPOSITION
army of

There was an army of technicians ready to help.


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