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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

squadskwɒd(n.; v.)squad•ded, squad•ding.

  1. (n.)the smallest military unit, consisting usu. of 10 privates, a staff sergeant, and a corporal.

    Category: Military

  2. a group of police officers assigned esp. to a specific field:

    the vice squad.

  3. any small group of persons engaged in a common enterprise; team.

  4. (v.t.)to form into squads.

  5. to assign to a squad.

Origin of squad:

1640–50; < F esquade, escouade, MF, alter. of escoadre < It scuadra lit., square , i.e., a body of troops drawn up in a square formation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. squad(noun)

    a smallest army unit

  2. team, squad(noun)

    a cooperative unit (especially in sports)

  3. police squad, squad(noun)

    a small squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. squad(noun)ɒd

    a team of police officers, soldiers, etc.

    the fire department's rescue squad

  2. squadɒd

    a team of athletes

    the cheer leading squad

Wiktionary

  1. squad(Noun)

    A group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members.

  2. squad(Noun)

    A unit of tactical military personnel, or of police officers, usually of about ten members.

  3. squad(Noun)

    A team, usually of about ten members.

  4. squad(Noun)

    A group of potential players from whom a team and twelfth man are chosen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squad(noun)

    a small party of men assembled for drill, inspection, or other purposes

  2. Squad(noun)

    hence, any small party

  3. Squad(noun)

    sloppy mud

Freebase

  1. Squad

    In military terminology, a squad is a small military unit led by a non-commissioned officer that is subordinate to an infantry platoon. In countries following the British Army tradition this organization is referred to as a section. In most armies a squad consists of eight to fourteen soldiers, and may be further subdivided into fireteams.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SQUAD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3719

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SQUAD' in Nouns Frequency: #1430


Translations for SQUAD

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

squad(noun)

a small group of soldiers drilled or working together

The men were divided into squads to perform different duties.

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