The main difference between Army and Soldier is that the Army is a military branch of service primarily focused on ground warfare and Soldier is a one who fights as part of an organized armed force.
An army (from Latin arma “arms, weapons” via Old French armée, “armed” (feminine)) or land force is a fighting force that fights primarily on land. In the broadest sense, it is the land-based military branch, service branch or armed service of a nation or state. It may also include aviation assets by possessing an army aviation component. In certain states, the term army refers to the entire armed forces (e.g., People’s Liberation Army). Within a national military force, the word army may also mean a field army.
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. The current largest army in the world, by number of active troops, is the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force of China with 1,600,000 active troops and 510,000 reserve personnel followed by the Indian Army with 1,129,000 active troops and 960,000 reserve personnel.
By convention, irregular military is understood in contrast to regular armies which grew slowly from personal bodyguards or elite militia. Regular in this case refers to standardized doctrines, uniforms, organizations, etc. Regular military can also refer to full-time status (standing army), versus reserve or part-time personnel. Other distinctions may separate statutory forces (established under laws such as the National Defence Act), from de facto “non-statutory” forces such as some guerrilla and revolutionary armies. Armies may also be expeditionary (designed for overseas or international deployment) or fencible (designed for – or restricted to – homeland defence)
A soldier is one who fights as part of an army. A soldier can be a conscripted or volunteer enlisted person, a non-commissioned officer, or an officer.
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.”
The governmental agency in charge of a state’s army.
“The army opposed the legislature’s involvement.”
A large group of people working toward the same purpose.
“It took an army of accountants to uncover the fraud.”
A large group of social animals working toward the same purpose.
“Our house is being attacked by an army of ants.”
“On sunny days the beaches draw armies of tourists of all kinds.”
A member of an army, of any rank.
A private in military service, as distinguished from an officer.
A member of the Salvation Army.
A piece of buttered bread (or toast), cut into a long thin strip for dipping into a soft-boiled egg.
A term of affection for a young boy.
Someone who fights or toils well.
The red or cuckoo gurnard (ver=160924).
One of the asexual polymorphic forms of termites, in which the head and jaws are very large and strong. The soldiers serve to defend the nest.
To continue steadfast; to keep striving.
To serve a soldier.
To intentionally restrict labor productivity; to work at the slowest rate that goes unpunished.