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1troop

noun \ˈtrüp\

: a group of soldiers

troops : soldiers in a group

: a group of people or things

Full Definition of TROOP

1
a :  a group of soldiers
b :  a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company
c plural :  armed forces, soldiers
2
:  a collection of people or things :  crew 2
3
:  a flock of mammals or birds
4
:  the basic organizational unit of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts under an adult leader

Examples of TROOP

  1. Where is his troop heading?
  2. a plan to withdraw troops
  3. a troop of enthusiastic children

Origin of TROOP

Middle French trope, troupe company, herd, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English thorp, throp village — more at thorp
First Known Use: 1545

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

2troop

intransitive verb

: to walk somewhere in a group

Full Definition of TROOP

1
:  to move or gather in crowds
2
:  to go one's way :  walk
3
:  to spend time together :  associate
4
:  to move in large numbers

Examples of TROOP

  1. We all trooped back inside.
  2. The kids trooped off to school.

First Known Use of TROOP

1565
TROOP Defined for Kids

1troop

noun \ˈtrüp\

Definition of TROOP for Kids

1
:  a group of soldiers
2
troops plural :  armed forces :  military
3
:  a group of beings or things <Troops of fans turned out for the game.>
4
:  a unit of boy or girl scouts under a leader

2troop

verb
troopedtroop·ing

Definition of TROOP for Kids

:  to move or gather in groups <… the penguins trooped past him. — Richard and Florence Atwater, Mr. Popper's Penguins>

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