What does Troop mean?

Definitions for Troop

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Troop.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. troop(noun)

    a group of soldiers

  2. troop(noun)

    a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company

  3. troop, scout troop, scout group(noun)

    a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts

  4. troop, flock(verb)

    an orderly crowd

    "a troop of children"

  5. parade, troop, promenade(verb)

    march in a procession

    "the veterans paraded down the street"

  6. troop(verb)

    move or march as if in a crowd

    "They children trooped into the room"


  1. troop(Noun)

    A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.

  2. troop(Noun)

    A small unit of cavalry or armour commanded by a captain, corresponding to a platoon or company of infantry.

  3. troop(Noun)

    A detachment of soldiers or police, especially horse artillery, armour, or state troopers.

  4. troop(Noun)

    Soldiers, military forces (usually "troops").

  5. troop(Noun)

    A company of stageplayers; a troupe.

  6. troop(Noun)

    A particular roll of the drum

  7. troop(Noun)

    a unit of girl or boy scouts

  8. troop(Noun)

    an orderly crowd

  9. troop(Noun)

    Mushrooms that are in a close group but not close enough to be called a cluster.

  10. troop(Verb)

    To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.

  11. troop(Verb)

    To march on; to go forward in haste.

  12. troop(Verb)

    to move or march as if in a crowd; u201CThe children trooped into the roomu201D.

  13. Origin: Attested in English since 1545, from troupe (back-formation of troupeau, diminutive of troppus "flock") and troupe (from trope), both of origin from Old , from þurpan, from treb-. Akin to þorp (Modern thorp), þorp, þorp. More at thorp.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Troop(noun)

    a collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude

  2. Troop(noun)

    soldiers, collectively; an army; -- now generally used in the plural

  3. Troop(noun)

    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

  4. Troop(noun)

    a company of stageplayers; a troupe

  5. Troop(noun)

    a particular roll of the drum; a quick march

  6. Troop(verb)

    to move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops

  7. Troop(verb)

    to march on; to go forward in haste


  1. Troop

    A troop is a military unit, originally a small force of cavalry, subordinate to a squadron and headed by the troop leader. In many armies a troop is the equivalent unit to the infantry section or platoon. Exceptions are the Royal Horse Artillery and the US Cavalry, where troop refers to an infantry company or artillery battery. A cavalry soldier of private rank is called a trooper in many Commonwealth armies. A related sense of the term troop refers to members of the military collectively, as in the troops; see Troop.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Troop

    trōōp, n. a crowd or collection of people: a company: soldiers taken collectively, an army, usually in pl.: a small body of cavalry, forming the unit of formation, consisting usually of sixty men, corresponding to a company of infantry: the command of a troop of horse.—v.i. to collect in numbers: to march in a company, or in haste.—ns. Troop′er, a private cavalry soldier: a cavalry horse: a troop′-ship; Troop′-horse, a cavalry horse; Troop′-ship, a vessel for conveying soldiers.—Trooping the colours, a ceremony performed at the public mounting of garrison guards.—Household troops (see House). [Fr. troupe, prob. through Low L. forms, from L. turba, a crowd.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. troop

    A company of cavalry, commanded by a captain, generally from forty to sixty strong. Also, an assembling beat of the drum.--Trooping the guard, or the colours, are special military ceremonies connected with guard-mounting.--Troop the guard. A ceremony daily practised in large ships by the marines at morning muster.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. troop

    A company of cavalry. It is the same, with respect to formation, as a company in the infantry.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Troop' in Nouns Frequency: #868

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Troop in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Troop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Troop in a Sentence

  1. John McCain:

    It's time to immediately halt U.S. troop withdrawals and eliminate any target date for withdrawal.

  2. Le Drian:

    At the end of the year, our objective is to be back at a (troop) level close to what it was before the crisis.

  3. Jack Benny:

    A scout troop consists of twelve little kids dressed like schmucks following a big schmuck dressed like a kid.

  4. John Kerry:

    That gap is slowly being filled, we are working to sign up additional countries. NATO member countries are close to meeting the troop levels.

  5. Defense Pat Shanahan:

    I'm not going to talk troop numbers or troop movements but I think we saw some good progress yesterday and today's meeting really is about talking next steps.

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