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Noun infantry has 1 sense
  1. infantry, foot - an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot; "there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot"
    --1 is a kind of army unit
    --1 has particulars: paratroops

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Infantry refers to the branch of an army consisting of soldiers who fight on foot, typically in close combat. They form the backbone of ground forces and are trained to engage in direct combat with enemy forces.


  1. Popular Sense:
    • a. The branch of an army comprising foot soldiers trained for fighting on land.
    • b. The soldiers or military units that make up this branch.
    • c. The tactical use of infantry in warfare.
  2. Local Sense:
    • a. The infantry division stationed at a particular locality.
    • b. The local recruits or citizens collectively serving as infantry in a specific region or area.


  1. a. The infantry pushed forward, advancing towards the enemy's frontline.
  2. b. The General ordered the infantry to hold their positions and wait for further instructions.
  3. c. After extensive training, he joined the infantry and was assigned to the 4th Battalion.
  4. d. The effective coordination between the artillery and infantry played a vital role in winning the battle.
  5. e. The local infantry was recruited to provide additional manpower and support during the crisis.
  6. f. The residents of the town formed a local infantry to defend their homeland against invasions.

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