Simple Definition of cohort
: a friend or companion
: a group of people used in a study who have something (such as age or social class) in common
Full Definition of cohort
1 a : one of 10 divisions of an ancient Roman legion b : a group of warriors or soldiers c : band, group d : a group of individuals having a statistical factor (as age or class membership) in common in a demographic study <a cohort of premedical students>
Examples of cohort
The police arrested the gang's leader and his cohorts.
Depression was a common problem for people in that age cohort.
Origin of cohort
Middle English, from Latin cohort-, cohors — more at court
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with cohort
abort, airport, amort, aport, assort, athwart, backcourt, bellwort, birthwort, bistort, blood sport, Bridgeport, carport, cavort, colewort, comport, consort, contort, crosscourt, deport, disport, distort, downcourt, effort, escort, exhort, export, extort, fall short, figwort, forecourt, for short, free port, frontcourt, glasswort, Gosport, Gulfport, half-court, homeport, home port, in short, jetport, lousewort, lungwort, madwort, milkwort, mugwort, Newport, outport, passport, presort, purport, ragwort, report, re-sort, resort, retort, sandwort, seaport, sell short, Shreveport, spaceport, spearwort, spoilsport, Stockport, support, toothwort, transport
Medical Definition of cohort
: a group of individuals having a statistical factor (as age or risk) in common <the population consisted of two cohorts: 204 clearly exposed and 163 not exposed—R. R. Suskind et al>
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