Definitions for troop
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word troop.
a group of soldiers
a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company
troop, scout troop, scout groupnoun
a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts
an orderly crowd
"a troop of children"
parade, troop, promenadeverb
march in a procession
"the veterans paraded down the street"
move or march as if in a crowd
"They children trooped into the room"
A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.
A small unit of cavalry or armour commanded by a captain, corresponding to a platoon or company of infantry.
A detachment of soldiers or police, especially horse artillery, armour, or state troopers.
Soldiers, military forces (usually "troops").
A company of stageplayers; a troupe.
A particular roll of the drum
a unit of girl or boy scouts
an orderly crowd
Mushrooms that are in a close group but not close enough to be called a cluster.
To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.
To march on; to go forward in haste.
to move or march as if in a crowd; The children trooped into the room.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: troupe, Fr. troppa, Italian; troope, Dutch; trop, Swedish; troppa, low Latin.
That which should accompany old age,
As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends,
I must not look to have. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Saw you not a blessed troop
Invite me to a banquet, whose bright faces
Cast thousand beams upon me like the sun. William Shakespeare.
As the mind, by putting together the repeated ideas of unity, makes the collective mode of any number, as a score, or a gross; so by putting together several particular substances, it makes collective ideas of substances, as a troop, an army. John Locke.
Æneas seeks his absent foe,
And sends his slaughter’d troops to shades below. Dryden.
Etymology: from the noun.
I do not, as an enemy to peace,
Troop in the throngs of military men,
But rather shew a while like fearful war. William Shakespeare.
With hundreds, and with thousands, trooping came,
Attended. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. i.
Armies at the call of trumpet
Troop to their standard. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. vii.
Yonder shines Aurora’s harbinger,
At whose approach ghosts, wand’ring here and there,
Troop home to churchyards. William Shakespeare.
The dry streets flow’d with men,
That troop’d up to the king’s capacious court. George Chapman.
I do invest you jointly with my power,
Preheminence, and all the large effects
That troop with majesty. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
a collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude
soldiers, collectively; an army; -- now generally used in the plural
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
a company of stageplayers; a troupe
a particular roll of the drum; a quick march
to move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops
to march on; to go forward in haste
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
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
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'troop' in Nouns Frequency: #868
The numerical value of troop in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of troop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Many of America's military men and women are away from home this Thanksgiving, making sacrifices to secure our freedom and to protect our southern border, the DLA Troop Support staff and I are excited about this amazing opportunity to provide them the very best Thanksgiving meal our country has to offer.
The Afghanistan war going beyond its original mission has an enormous cost, if the president and my colleagues want to continue the war in Afghanistan, then at the very least Congress should vote on it. I ’ll insist they do this fall, and I ’ll be leading the charge for' no.' Graham, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, thinks Trump has the authority to increase troop levels. However, he suggested the president will have to go through Congress to at least get the money for additional soldiers.
If a Russian troop withdrawal materializes, it would put President Assad under pressure to finally seriously negotiate a peaceful political transition in Geneva that would ensure the continuation of a Syrian state.
A scout troop consists of twelve little kids dressed like schmucks following a big schmuck dressed like a kid.
This just shows how serious Russia is and brazen with their troop movements, it’s a disregard to the early few days of resolve shown by the Ukrainian people.
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