troop


troop
troop [tro͞op]
n.
[Fr troupe < OFr, back-form. < troupeau < ML troppus, a flock < Frank * throp, a crowd; akin to OE thorp, village: see THORP]
1. a group of persons, animals, or, formerly, things; herd, flock, band, etc.
2. loosely a great number; lot
3. [pl.]
a) a body of soldiers
b) soldiers [45 troops were killed]
4.
a) a subdivision of a mounted cavalry regiment
b) an armored cavalry unit that corresponds to a company of infantry
5. a unit of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts under an adult leader
6. Archaic a group of actors; troupe
vi.
1. to gather or go together in a throng [the crowd trooped out of the stadium]
2. to walk, go, or pass [children were trooping along the sidewalk]
3. Archaic to associate or consort
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troop the colors
Brit. to parade the colors, or flag, before troops
SYN.- TROOP is applied to a group of people organized as a unit [a cavalry troop], or working or acting together in close cooperation [troops of sightseers ]; TROUPE is the current form with reference to a group of performers, as in the theater or a circus; COMPANY is the general word for any group of people associated in any of various ways; BAND2 suggests a relatively small group of people closely united for some common purpose [a band of thieves, a brass band]

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