troop

7 ENTRIES FOUND:

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

Related to TROOP

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

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