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Princeton's WordNet

  1. troopnoun

    a group of soldiers

  2. troopnoun

    a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company

  3. troop, scout troop, scout groupnoun

    a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts

  4. troop, flockverb

    an orderly crowd

    "a troop of children"

  5. parade, troop, promenadeverb

    march in a procession

    "the veterans paraded down the street"

  6. troopverb

    move or march as if in a crowd

    "They children trooped into the room"

Wiktionary

  1. troopnoun

    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. troopnoun

    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. troopnoun

    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. troopnoun

    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. troopnoun

    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. troopnoun

    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. troopnoun

    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. troopnoun

    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. troopnoun

    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. troopverb

    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. troopverb

    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. troopverb

    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. Troopnoun

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

  2. Troopnoun

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

  3. Troopnoun

    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. Troopnoun

    a company of stageplayers; a troupe

  5. Troopnoun

    a particular roll of the drum; a quick march

  6. Troopverb

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

  7. Troopverb

    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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    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. Randi Bangerter:

    At first, it was kind of tricky to learn how to do everything, but we kind of picked it up as we went and now we're really good at making them, our whole My Girl Scout troop was there to drop off the supplies. Our principal cried a little bit because she was so happy.

  2. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    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.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind farewell content Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue O, farewell Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell Othello's occupation's gone

  4. Isobel Coleman:

    I don't think it's ineptitude, i think it is a reluctance to take on the opposition of troop contributing countries that don't want to deal with this issue in the transparent way that it must be dealt with.

  5. The DLA Troop Support staff:

    The Troop Support Subsistence team is a dedicated group of employees who take pride in ensuring that deployed service members can experience an enjoyable holiday meal each Thanksgiving.

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    personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    • A. staff
    • B. empire
    • C. accessory
    • D. aspiration

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