Definitions for Cohortˈkoʊ hɔrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

co•hort*ˈkoʊ hɔrt(n.)

  1. a companion, associate, or accomplice.

  2. a group or company.

  3. one of the ten divisions of a Roman legion.

    Category: Antiquities

  4. any group of soldiers or warriors.

    Category: Military

  5. a group of persons sharing a particular statistical or demographic characteristic.

    Category: Sociology

  6. an individual in a population of the same species.

    Category: Biology

* Usage: Emphasizing the idea of companionship or aid, cohort has come to signify a single individual - whether friend, supporter, or accomplice. This use is sometimes objected to, although it is now common.

Origin of cohort:

1475–85; < MF cohorte < L cohort-, s. of cohors farmyard, armed force

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cohort(noun)

    a company of companions or supporters

  2. cohort(noun)

    a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)

  3. age group, age bracket, cohort(noun)

    a group of people having approximately the same age


  1. cohort(Noun)

    A group of people supporting the same thing or person.

  2. cohort(Noun)

    A demographic grouping of people, especially those in a defined age group, or having a common characteristic.

    The 18-24 cohort shows a sharp increase in automobile fatalities over the proximate age groupings.

  3. cohort(Noun)

    Any division of a Roman legion, normally of about 500 men.

    Three cohorts of men were assigned to the region.

  4. cohort(Noun)

    An accomplice; abettor; associate.

    He was able to plea down his sentence by revealing the names of three of his cohorts, as well as the source of the information.

  5. cohort(Noun)

    Any band or body of warriors.

  6. cohort(Noun)

    A natural group of orders of plants, less comprehensive than a class.

  7. cohort(Noun)

    A colleague.

  8. Origin: From cohors (stem cohort-), perhaps via cohorte.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cohort(noun)

    a body of about five or six hundred soldiers; the tenth part of a legion

  2. Cohort(noun)

    any band or body of warriors

  3. Cohort(noun)

    a natural group of orders of plants, less comprehensive than a class


  1. Cohort

    A cohort was the basic tactical unit of a Roman legion during the Second Punic War 218 to 201 BC or following the reforms of Gaius Marius in 107 BC.

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a group of people

She has cohorts of admirers.

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