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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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    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. Luis Enrique:

    I don't take The Spanish powerhouse into consideration, if Dani Carvajal and Ramos were fit they would be in the squad.

  2. Bill Ship:

    I thought, by God, that's the end of us, he did not flinch and he didn't back down. He was a brave man. But he was more than just brave. He was a first-rate journalist. When Claude was around, we all gathered in his room to compare notes. He was the kind of unofficial squad leader of the reporters covering civil rights.

  3. Ann Gibson:

    I think hes a sexist and racist and I think One Republican strategist needs somebody to rage at and thats this squad, everything that One Republican strategist stands for is just, Im tired. Im tired of him, Im tired of the stuff that goes on every day. ... Just the whole thing.

  4. Hillsboro County Sheriff Chad Chronister:

    Brian LaVigne has been a part of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office family since 1990, and Brian LaVigne was just days away from retirement, we will never forget Master Corporal LaVigne for laying down Brian LaVigne life in the line of duty or the response of Brian LaVigne squad members who did everything they could to ensure that the individual responsible for Brian LaVigne death was apprehended.

  5. Paul Ray:

    Your body is paralyzed, you feel everything, your body slowly shuts down over a period of minutes based on the drug cocktail that's given to you. Whereas a firing squad, you reach the death obviously in three to five seconds.

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