regular army


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regular army

n.
The permanent standing army of a nation or state.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.regular army - a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or stateregular army - a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
legion, host - archaic terms for army
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
armed service, military service, service - a force that is a branch of the armed forces
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
army corps, corps - an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and their support
standing army - a permanent army of paid soldiers
Union Army - the northern army during the American Civil War
Army of the Confederacy, Confederate Army - the southern army during the American Civil War
Continental Army - the American army during the American Revolution
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regular army

nBerufsarmee f, → reguläre Armee
References in classic literature ?
Therefore, against your strength the government will turn the regular army, the navy, the militia, the police--in short, the whole organized war machinery of the United States.
Do you remember, not so long ago, when our regular army was only fifty thousand?
With it we would repel the invasion of the regular army.
You see, it won't ever do for me, a brigadier in the regular army, to preside over that infant court-martial - there isn't any precedent for it, don't you see.
It enforced these laws by means of the police, the marshals, the militia and regular army, and the courts.
There is only one body of men in the kingdom that are fitted to officer a regular army.
A brigadier general of the regular army was quoted as lamenting the fact that the troops had not been called out to take the mob by the throat and shake law and order into it.
There was a regular army of blue flags, some with one handle, and some with two, exhibiting appropriate devices, in golden characters four feet high, and stout in proportion.
Old experienced angels are like officers of the regular army - they dress plain, when they are off duty.
looked at data from the 12 months following a hospital discharge for more than 40,000 anonymous Regular Army soldiers (fulltime soldiers excluding Army National Guard and Army Reserve) who served on active duty from 2004-09.
But my instinct is it can't be and we need to go back to the drawing board and revise the size of the regular Army back up again.
As the NDF continues to expand and replace regular army units, the already pronounced sectarian nature of the war will also grow, the report predicts.