What does Squad mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squadnoun

    a smallest army unit

  2. team, squadnoun

    a cooperative unit (especially in sports)

  3. police squad, squadnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. squadnoun

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

  2. squadnoun

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

  3. squadnoun

    A team, usually of about ten members.

  4. squadnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squadnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. escouade, fr. Sp. escuadra, or It. squadra, (assumed) LL. exquadrare to square; L. ex + quadra a square. See Square.]

  2. Squadnoun

    hence, any small party

    Etymology: [F. escouade, fr. Sp. escuadra, or It. squadra, (assumed) LL. exquadrare to square; L. ex + quadra a square. See Square.]

  3. Squadnoun

    sloppy mud

    Etymology: [F. escouade, fr. Sp. escuadra, or It. squadra, (assumed) LL. exquadrare to square; L. ex + quadra a square. See Square.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squad

    skwod, n. a small body of men assembled for drill, any small group or company of men.—n. Squad′ron, a body of cavalry, consisting of two troops, or 120 to 200 men: a body of soldiers drawn up in a square: any regularly ranked body, or a group: section of a fleet, commanded by a flag-officer.—p.adj. Squad′roned, formed into squadrons.—Awkward squad, a body of recruits not yet competent in drill, &c. [O. Fr. esquadre—It. squadra, and L. exquadrāre, to make square.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. squad

    A diminutive of squadron. Also, a small party of soldiers assembled for drill or inspection.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. squad

    A small portion of a company, troop, or battery, placed in the especial charge of an officer or non-commissioned officer for purposes of inspection and supervision. In the infantry it corresponds with a section. It also signifies a small number of men drilled together. The term awkward squad is applied to those soldiers who, on account of clumsiness or want of attention, are sent back to the lowest squad to be re-drilled.

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Squad in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Squad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Squad in a Sentence

  1. Police Christopher Botsch on Saturday:

    Since four officers were present on scene, the body worn camera footage and squad camera footage totals in excess of 6 hours of video, we are still in the process of reviewing the videos. All videos, in their entirety, will be released in the very near future.

  2. Super League CEO Michael D'hulst:

    Super League squad is a who's who of top triathletes and we believe that they can prove what we have always believed - that triathletes can bike as well as pro cyclists, we wanted to put this team together in order to raise the profile of triathlon and our athletes during this challenging time and to also show that our sport can bridge into the world of esports.

  3. Sammy Rono:

    We have a strong squad in the medley. One person's withdrawal cannot derail a team. Furthermore it's already too late to pick another athletes. We will do with Ferguson Rotich, Abednego Chesebe, Timothy Cheruiyot and Joseph Porghisio.

  4. Annalisa Fernandez:

    In any culture, we don’t cooperate mindlessly; we have the option to go it alone, but survival usually depends on specializing and contributing our talent to the group, in Fortnite, there’s the ability to work in a group (the squad) or alone in communities within imposed borders (the dystopian island), where communication, leadership, and in the end, luck wins the game.

  5. Michelle Obama:

    One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States, maybe it's true here as well, is a certain kind of rigidity where we say,' Uh, I'm sorry, this is how it's going to be,' and then we start sometimes creating what's called a' circular firing squad,' where you start shooting at your allies because one of them is straying from purity on the issues.

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