Standing army, a permanent army of professional soldiers, as distinguished from militia or volunteers.

Army worm
(Ar"my worm`) (Zoöl.) (a) A lepidopterous insect, which in the larval state often travels in great multitudes from field to field, destroying grass, grain, and other crops. The common army worm of the northern United States is Leucania unipuncta. The name is often applied to other related species, as the cotton worm. (b) The larva of a small two-winged fly which marches in large companies, in regular order. See Cotton worm, under Cotton.

(||Ar"na ||Ar"nee) n. (Zoöl.) The wild buffalo of India (Bos, or Bubalus, arni), larger than the domestic buffalo and having enormous horns.

(Ar*nat"to) n. See Annotto.

(Ar"ni*ca) n. [Prob. a corruption of ptarmica.] (Bot.) A genus of plants; also, the most important species native of the mountains of Europe, used in medicine as a narcotic and stimulant.

The tincture of arnica is applied externally as a remedy for bruises, sprains, etc.

(Ar"ni*cin) n. [See Arnica.] (Chem.) An active principle of Arnica montana. It is a bitter resin.

(Ar"ni*cine) n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from the arnica plant.

(Ar"not Ar"nut) n. [Cf. D. aardnoot, E. earthut.] The earthnut. [Obs.]

(Ar*not"to) n. Same as Annotto.

(A"roid A*roid"e*ous) a. [Arum + -oid.] (Bot.) Belonging to, or resembling, the Arum family of plants.

(A*roint") interj. [Cf. Prov. E. rynt, rynt thee, roynt, or runt, terms used by milkmaids to a cow that has been milked, in order to drive her away, to make room for others; AS. ryman to make room or way, fr. rum room. The final t is perh. for ta, for thou. Cf. Room space.] Stand off, or begone. [Obs.]

Aroint thee, witch, the rump-fed ronyon cries.

(A*roint"), v. t. To drive or scare off by some exclamation. [R.] "Whiskered cats arointed flee." Mrs. Browning.

(A*ro"ma) n. [L. aroma, Gr. : cf. OE. aromaz, aromat, spice, F. aromate.]

Armure to Arrear

(Ar"mure) n. [F. See Armor.]

1. Armor. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. A variety of twilled fabric ribbed on the surface.

(Ar"my) n. [F. armée, fr. L. armata, fem. of armatus, p. p. of armare to arm. Cf. Armada.]

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

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

3. A great number; a vast multitude; a host.

An army of good words.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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