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Meaning of TROOP

Pronunciation:  troop

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a group of soldiers
  2. [n]  a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company
  3. [n]  an orderly crowd; "a troop of children"
  4. [n]  a unit of girl or boy scouts
  5. [v]  move or march as if in a crowd; "They children trooped into the room"
  6. [v]  march in a procession

TROOP is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: flock, parade, promenade, scout group, scout troop
 See Also: army unit, cavalry, crowd, march, process, shock troops, social unit, unit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Troop\, n.
    See {Boy scout}, above.
  2. \Troop\, v. t.
    {To troop the} {colors or colours} (Mil.), in the British
       army, to perform a ceremony consisting essentially in
       carrying the colors, accompained by the band and escort,
       slowly before the troops drawn up in single file and
       usually in a hollow square, as in London on the
       sovereign's birthday. Trooper \Troop"er\, n.
    A mounted policeman. [Australia]
    Note: The {black troopers} of Queensland are a regiment of
          aboriginal police, employed chiefly for dispersing wild
          aborigines who encroach on sheep runs.
  3. \Troop\, n. [F. troupe, OF. trope, trupe, LL. troppus; of
    uncertain origin; cf. Icel. [thorn]orp a hamlet, village, G.
    dorf a village, dial. G. dorf a meeting. Norw. torp a little
    farm, a crowd, E. thorp. Cf. {Troupe}.]
    1. A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.
             That which should accompany old age -- As honor,
             love, obedience, troops of friends -- I must not
             look to have.                         --Shak.
    2. Soldiers, collectively; an army; -- now generally used in
       the plural.
             Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars. --Shak.
             His troops moved to victory with the precision of
             machines.                             --Macaulay.
    3. (Mil.) Specifically, a small body of cavalry, light horse,
       or dragoons, consisting usually of about sixty men,
       commanded by a captain; the unit of formation of cavalry,
       corresponding to the company in infantry. Formerly, also,
       a company of horse artillery; a battery.
    4. A company of stageplayers; a troupe. --W. Coxe.
    5. (Mil.) A particular roll of the drum; a quick march.
  4. \Troop\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Trooped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.
       ``Armies . . . troop to their standard.'' --Milton.
    2. To march on; to go forward in haste.
             Nor do I, as an enemy to peace, Troop in the throngs
             of military men.                      --Shak.