Sign outside Malaysian capital for lots of soldiers (6)
I believe the answer is:
'lots of soldiers' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both groups as well as being plural nouns.
Maybe there's an association between them I don't understand?
'sign outside malaysian capital' is the wordplay.
'sign' becomes 'aries' (star sign).
'outside' indicates putting letters inside.
'capital' indicates taking the first letters.
The initial letter of 'malaysian' is 'm'.
'aries' enclosing 'm' is 'ARMIES'.
'for' acts as a link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for armies that I've seen before include "Hosts" , "Fighting forces" , "Large groups of soldiers" , "Multitudes" , "Bodies of people organised for war" .)