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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun troop has 4 senses

Verb troop has 2 senses


troopn. [F. troupe, OF. trope, trupe, LL. troppus; of uncertain origin; cf. Icel. a hamlet, village, G. dorf a village, dial. G. dorf a meeting. Norw. torp a little farm, a crowd, E. thorp. Cf. Troupe.].
  •  A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.  [1913 Webster]
    "That which should accompany old age --
    As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends --
    I must not look to have.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Soldiers, collectively; an army; -- now generally used in the plural.  [1913 Webster]
    "Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars."  [1913 Webster]
    "His troops moved to victory with the precision of machines."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Specifically, a small body of cavalry, light horse, or dragoons, consisting usually of about sixty men, commanded by a captain; the unit of formation of cavalry, corresponding to the company in infantry. Formerly, also, a company of horse artillery; a battery.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A company of stageplayers; a troupe.  W. Coxe.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A particular roll of the drum; a quick march.  [1913 Webster]
  •  See Boy scout, above.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
troopv. i. 
  •  To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To march on; to go forward in haste.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nor do I, as an enemy to peace,
    Troop in the throngs of military men.
    "  [1913 Webster]
troopv. t. 


troop, n. & v.
1 an assembled company; an assemblage of people or animals.
2 (in pl.) soldiers or armed forces.
3 a cavalry unit commanded by a captain.
4 a unit of artillery and armoured formation.
5 a grouping of three or more Scout patrols.
1 intr. (foll. by in, out, off, etc.) come together or move in large numbers.
2 tr. form (a regiment) into troops.

troop the colour esp. Brit. transfer a flag ceremonially at a public mounting of garrison guards. troop-ship a ship used for transporting troops.
F troupe, back-form. f. troupeau dimin. of med.L troppus flock, prob. of Gmc orig.



KP, age group, ambulate, armed forces, army, army group, assemblage, assembly, band, battalion, battery, battle group, bevy, body, brigade, bunch, cabal, cadre, cast, clique, cohort, collection, colony, column, combat command, combat team, company, complement, contingent, corps, coterie, covey, crew, crowd, detachment, detail, division, drift, drive, drove, faction, field army, field train, file, fleet, flock, flying column, foot it, forces, gam, gang, garrison, gathering, group, grouping, groupment, herd, hoof, host, in-group, junta, kennel, kitchen police, legion, litter, maniple, military, mob, movement, multitude, organization, out-group, outfit, pace, pack, party, peer group, phalanx, platoon, pod, posse, pride, rank, regiment, salon, school, section, set, shoal, skulk, sloth, soldiers, squad, squadron, stable, step, string, tactical unit, task force, team, train, traipse, tread, tribe, trip, troopers, troupe, unit, wing




N assemblage, collection, collocation, colligation, compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement, team, concourse, conflux, congregation, contesseration, convergence, meeting, levee, reunion, drawing room, at home, conversazione, assembly, congress, convention, conventicle, gemote, conclave, posse, posse comitatus, Noah's ark, miscellany, collectanea, museum, menagerie, museology, crowd, throng, group, flood, rush, deluge, rabble, mob, press, crush, cohue, horde, body, tribe, crew, gang, knot, squad, band, party, swarm, shoal, school, covey, flock, herd, drove, atajo, bunch, drive, force, mulada, remuda, roundup, array, bevy, galaxy, corps, company, troop, troupe, task force, army, regiment, host, populousness, clan, brotherhood, fraternity, sorority, association, volley, shower, storm, cloud, group, cluster, Pleiades, clump, pencil, set, batch, lot, pack, budget, assortment, bunch, parcel, packet, package, bundle, fascine, fasces, bale, seron, seroon, fagot, wisp, truss, tuft, shock, rick, fardel, stack, sheaf, haycock, fascicle, fascicule, fasciculus, gavel, hattock, stook, accumulation, congeries, heap, lump, pile, rouleau, tissue, mass, pyramid, bing, drift, snowball, snowdrift, acervation, cumulation, glomeration, agglomeration, conglobation, conglomeration, conglomerate, coacervate, coacervation, coagmentation, aggregation, concentration, congestion, omnium gaterum, spicilegium, black hole of Calcutta, quantity, collector, gatherer, whip, whipper in, assembled, closely packed, dense, serried, crowded to suffocation, teeming, swarming, populous, as thick as hops, all of a heap, fasciculated cumulative, the plot thickens, acervatim, tibi seris tibi metis.

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