troop
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /tɹuːp/ 
  • (America) IPA: /tɹup/
Noun

troop (plural troops)

  1. (collective) A collection of people; a number; a multitude (in general).
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene iii]:
      That which should accompany old age — / As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends — / I must not look to have.
  2. (military) A small unit of cavalry or armour commanded by a captain, corresponding to a platoon or company of infantry.
  3. A detachment of soldiers or police, especially horse artillery, armour, or state troopers.
  4. Soldiers, military forces (usually "troops").
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene iii]:
      Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 1, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  5. (nonstandard) A company of stageplayers; a troupe.
  6. (Scouting) A basic unit of girl or boy scouts, consisting of 6 to 10 youngsters.
  7. (collective) A group of baboons.
  8. A particular roll of the drum; a quick march.
  9. (mycology) Mushrooms that are in a close group but not close enough to be called a cluster.
Translations
  • Italian: truppe
  • Russian: тру́ппа
Translations
  • Russian: отря́д
Translations
  • Russian: отря́д
Translations Verb

troop (troops, present participle trooping; past and past participle trooped)

  1. To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.
  2. To march on; to go forward in haste.
  3. To move or march as if in a crowd.
    The children trooped into the room.

Troop
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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