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troop

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noun \ˈtrüp\

Definition of troop

  1. 1a :  a group of soldiersb :  a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry companyc troops plural :  armed forces, soldiers

  2. 2 :  a collection of people or things :  crew 2

  3. 3 :  a flock of mammals or birds

  4. 4 :  the basic organizational unit of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts under an adult leader

Examples of troop in a Sentence

  1. Where is his troop heading?

  2. a plan to withdraw troops

  3. a troop of enthusiastic children

Origin and Etymology 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


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troop

verb

Definition of troop

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move or gather in crowds

  3. 2 :  to go one's way :  walk

  4. 3 :  to spend time together :  associate

  5. 4 :  to move in large numbers

Examples of troop in a Sentence

  1. We all trooped back inside.

  2. The kids trooped off to school.

1565

First Known Use of troop

1565



TROOP Defined for English Language Learners

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troop

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noun \ˈtrüp\

Definition of troop for English Language Learners

  • : a group of soldiers

  • troops : soldiers in a group

  • : a group of people or things

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troop

verb

Definition of troop for English Language Learners

  • : to walk somewhere in a group


TROOP Defined for Kids

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troop

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noun \ˈtrüp\

Definition of troop for Students

  1. 1 :  a group of soldiers

  2. 2 troops plural :  armed forces :  military

  3. 3 :  a group of beings or things Troops of fans turned out for the game.

  4. 4 :  a unit of boy or girl scouts under a leader


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troop

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verb

Definition of troop for Students

trooped

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trooping

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



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