word: phalanx

phalanx

Definition: (noun) A compact or close-knit body of people.
Synonyms: crowd, unit
Usage: The party members disagreed on many topics, but when it came to social issues, they formed a solid phalanx. Discuss.
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2 responses to “word: phalanx

  1. include and describe ancient Greek military formation as base for definition

    • as well as: Latin phalang-, phalanx, from Greek, battle line, digital bone, literally, log — more at balk
      First Known Use: 1553
      There are probably thousands of uses in all main languages. Thanks for your comment Carl I wished I had more time to get the most comprehensive information, just like I learned how to expand my vocabulary! 🙂

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