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Army vs. Legion

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Armynoun

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.’;

Legionadjective

Numerous; vast; very great in number

‘Russia’s labor and capital resources are woefully inadequate to overcome the state’s needs and vulnerabilities, which are legion.’; ‘dissatisfied customers and their legion complaints’;

Armynoun

Used absolutely for that entire branch of the armed forces.

‘The army received a bigger share of this year's budget increase than the navy or air force.’;

Legionnoun

The major unit or division of the Roman army, usually comprising 3000 to 6000 infantry soldiers and 100 to 200 cavalry troops.

Armynoun

(often capitalized) Within a vast military, a very large tactical contingent (e.g. a number of divisions).

‘The Fourth Army suffered such losses that its remainders were merged into the Second Army, also deployed on the Western front.’;

Legionnoun

A combined arms major military unit featuring cavalry, infantry, and artillery.

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Armynoun

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

‘The army opposed the legislature's involvement.’;

Legionnoun

(military) A large military or semi-military unit trained for combat; any military force; an army, regiment; an armed, organized and assembled militia.

Armynoun

(figuratively) A large group of people working toward the same purpose.

‘It took an army of accountants to uncover the fraud.’;

Legionnoun

(often Legion or the Legion) A national organization or association of former servicemen, such as the American Legion.

Armynoun

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

‘Our house is being attacked by an army of ants.’;

Legionnoun

A large number of people; a multitude.

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Armynoun

(figuratively) Any multitude.

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

Legionnoun

(often plural) A great number.

Armynoun

A collection or body of men armed for war, esp. one organized in companies, battalions, regiments, brigades, and divisions, under proper officers.

Legionnoun

A group of orders inferior to a class; in scientific classification, a term occasionally used to express an assemblage of objects intermediate between an order and a class.

Armynoun

A body of persons organized for the advancement of a cause; as, the Blue Ribbon Army.

Legionverb

(transitive) To form into legions.

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Armynoun

A great number; a vast multitude; a host.

‘An army of good words.’;

Legionnoun

A body of foot soldiers and cavalry consisting of different numbers at different periods, - from about four thousand to about six thousand men, - the cavalry being about one tenth.

Armynoun

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

Legionnoun

A military force; an army; military bands.

Armynoun

a large number of people united for some specific purpose

Legionnoun

A great number; a multitude.

‘Where one sin has entered, legions will force their way through the same breach.’;

Army

An army (from Latin arma via Old French armée, [feminine]), ground force or land force is a fighting force that fights primarily on land. In the broadest sense, it is the land-based military branch, service branch or armed service of a nation or state.

‘arms, weapons’; ‘armed’;

Legionnoun

A group of orders inferior to a class.

Legionnoun

archaic terms for army

Legionnoun

association of ex-servicemen;

‘the American Legion’;

Legionnoun

a large military unit;

‘the French Foreign Legion’;

Legionnoun

a vast multitude

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