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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"

Wiktionary

  1. troop(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. troop(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. troop(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  4. troop(Noun)

    Soldiers, military forces (usually "troops").

    Etymology: 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.

  5. troop(Noun)

    A company of stageplayers; a troupe.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. troop(Noun)

    A particular roll of the drum

    Etymology: 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.

  7. troop(Noun)

    a unit of girl or boy scouts

    Etymology: 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.

  8. troop(Noun)

    an orderly crowd

    Etymology: 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.

  9. troop(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  10. troop(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  11. troop(Verb)

    To march on; to go forward in haste.

    Etymology: 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.

  12. troop(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Zalmay Khalilzad:

    Peace will require that we find common ground on four inter-connected issues: troop withdrawal, counter-terrorism assurances, intra-Afghan dialogue & negotiations, and reduction in the violence leading to a comprehensive ceasefire, nothing will be final until we agree on all 4 issues.

  2. Randi Bangerter:

    My Girl Scout troop and I came up with the idea for this project out of the need... to ease the tension of going back to school for staff and students, so using our troop's cookie money, we bought the material to make the sneeze guards, reusable masks and mask lanyards.

  3. Beverly Winston:

    She deserves the chance to fight for her life and she's got a troop that will help her 100 % and above, that's our baby, and we want to give her all the chances there are.

  4. Philip Breedlove:

    We should make any changes on our troop structure based on conditions on the ground, not on schedules, other nations are already ringing in that they are committed.

  5. Pen Farthing:

    As the troop sergeant, I was there to motivate the guys and get them fired up again to go out and do the job. ... But no one was doing that for me, my time with this dog was a way of de-stressing, collecting my thoughts and popping my head back in the game.

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