What is the difference between army and armor?

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Armor is a related term of army.


As nouns the difference between army and armor

is that army is a large, highly organized military force, concerned mainly with ground (rather than air or naval) operations while armor is {{context|uncountable|lang=en}} a protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.

As a verb armor is

{{context|transitive|lang=en}} to equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.

army

English

(wikipedia army)

Noun

(armies)
  • 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.
  • # 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.
  • # (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.
  • The governmental agency in charge of a state's army.
  • The army opposed the legislature's involvement.
  • (figuratively) A large group of people working toward the same purpose.
  • It took an army of accountants to uncover the fraud.
  • (figuratively) A large group of social animals working toward the same purpose.
  • Our house is being attacked by an army of ants.
  • (figuratively) Any multitude.
  • On sunny days the beaches draw armies of tourists of all kinds.

    Synonyms

    * host * *

    Derived terms

    () * army ant * army base * army boots * army group * army surplus * Swiss Army Knife, Swiss Army Penknife * * bonsai army

    See also

    * Navy * Air Force * Marines

    Statistics

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    armor

    English

    Alternative forms

    * armour

    Noun

    (wikipedia) (qualifier)
  • (uncountable) A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.
  • (uncountable) A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body.
  • (uncountable) Metal plate, protecting a ship, military vehicle, or aircraft.
  • (countable) A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.
  • (military, uncountable) A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively.
  • (hydrology, uncountable) The naturally occurring surface of pebbles, rocks or boulders that line the bed of a waterway or beach and provide protection against erosion.
  • Synonyms

    * (body armour) body armour, body armor, mail, chain mail, plate, suit of armour, suit of armor * (animal) horn, carapace, chitin * (metal plate) armour plate, armor plate * (military) mechanized, cavalry

    Derived terms

    * * composite armour * armour-plated * armour plating * armoury * spaced armour * stand-off armour * suit of armour * reactive armour * explosive reactive armour

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.
  • To provide something with an analogous form of protection.
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