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troop

noun \ ˈtrüp \
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of troop

1 a : a group of soldiers
b : a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company
c troops 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 in a Sentence

  1. Where is his troop heading?

  2. a plan to withdraw troops

  3. a troop of enthusiastic children

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Origin and Etymology of troop

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


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troop

verb

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 in a Sentence

  1. We all trooped back inside.

  2. The kids trooped off to school.

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First Known Use of troop

1565

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TROOP Defined for English Language Learners

troop

Definition of troop for English Language Learners

  • : a group of soldiers

  • troops : soldiers in a group

  • : a group of people or things


troop

Definition of troop for English Language Learners

  • : to walk somewhere in a group


TROOP Defined for Kids

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troop

noun \ ˈtrüp \

Definition of troop for Students

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

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troop

verb

Definition of troop for Students

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


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