HyperDic: standing_army

English > 1 sense of the expression standing army:
NOUNgroupstanding armya permanent army of paid soldiers
English > standing army: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA permanent army of paid soldiers.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broaderarmy, regular army, ground forcesA permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
Spanishejército profesional
Catalanexèrcit permanent

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