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

  2. Squadnoun

    hence, any small party

  3. Squadnoun

    sloppy mud

  4. 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. Harris Faulkner:

    They are the epitome of Squad goals. Thanks guys.To the organizers of the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association, I want to thank you for recognizing my work and the way that I do the work. Because, the work itself is something that we're all doing. But the specificity that each one of us brings from our upbringing, failures, victories and values is the potent mix that makes us compelling and memorable voices in media, thank you for adding me to MMCA’s list of those getting it done.

  2. 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.

  3. Ellen White:

    Since Phils come in hes changed different combinations of the squad and I think thats why this squad is so competitive and so great, we can change the squad and show that we can play together and weve got so many different combinations and styles and talented players and thats really important going into a tournament thats really long.

  4. Bernard Moore:

    I believe this election is forcing me to choose between two unconstitutional methods of execution, and I do not intend to waive any challenges to electrocution or firing squad by making an election.

  5. 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.

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