Found 2 items, similar to standing army.
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Definition: standing army
n : a permanent army of paid soldiers
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Definition: Standing army
1. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.
2. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water.
3. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as,
a standing color.
4. Established by law, custom, or the like; settled;
continually existing; permanent; not temporary; as, a
standing army; legislative bodies have standing rules of
proceeding and standing committees.
5. Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed (distinguished from
. See Standing army
, under Army
. See Stud bolt
, under Stud
, a stem.
, in legislative bodies, etc., a
committee appointed for the consideration of all subjects
of a particular class which shall arise during the session
or a stated period.
, a tall goblet, with a foot and a cover.
(Arch.), that part of the interior
fittings, esp. of a dwelling house, which is permanent and
fixed in its place, as distinguished from doors, sashes,
(a) (Eccl.), the denomination (Congregational) established
by law; -- a term formerly used in Connecticut. See
also under Order
(a) (Com.) an order for goods which are to be delivered
periodically, without the need for renewal of the
order before each delivery.
(a) That part of a tackle which is made fast to a block,
point, or other object.
(b) That part of a rope around which turns are taken with
the running part in making a knot or the like.
(Naut.), the cordage or ropes which
sustain the masts and remain fixed in their position, as
the shrouds and stays, -- distinguished from running rigging
, n. [F. arm['e]e, 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. --Shak.
, a permanent army of professional soldiers,
as distinguished from militia or volunteers.