Army is from Latin arms arms. It also includes branches of the military such as the air force via means of aviation corps.
An army (from Latin arma arms, weapons via Old French arme, armed, in the broadest sense, is the land-based military branch, service branch or armed service of a nation or state. It may also include other branches of the military such as the air force via means of aviation corps. Within a national military force, the word army may also mean a field army an army composed of full-time career soldiers who 'stand over', in other words, who do not disband during times of peace. They differ from army reserves who are activated only during such times as war or natural disasters. In several countries, the army is officially called the Land Army to differentiate it from an air force called the Air Army, notably France. In such countries, the word 'army' on its own retains its connotation of a land force in common usage.