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group

 (gro͞op)
n.
1. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation: a group of dinner guests; a group of buildings near the road.
2. A set of two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture.
3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities: a small group of supporters across the country.
4. Linguistics A category of related languages that is less inclusive than a family.
5.
a. A military unit consisting of two or more battalions and a headquarters.
b. A unit of two or more squadrons in the US Air Force, smaller than a wing.
6. Chemistry
a. Two or more atoms behaving or regarded as behaving as a single chemical unit.
b. A column in the periodic table of the elements.
7. Geology A stratigraphic unit, especially a unit consisting of two or more formations deposited during a single geologic era.
8. Mathematics A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
adj.
Of, relating to, constituting, or being a member of a group: a group discussion; a group effort.
v. grouped, group·ing, groups
v.tr.
To place or arrange in a group: grouped the children according to height.
v.intr.
To belong to or form a group: The soldiers began to group on the hillside.

[French groupe, from Italian gruppo, probably of Germanic origin.]
Usage Note: Group as a collective noun can be followed by a singular or plural verb. It takes a singular verb when the persons or things that make up the group are considered collectively: The dance group is ready for rehearsal. Group takes a plural verb when the persons or things that constitute it are considered individually: The group were divided in their sympathies. See Usage Note at collective noun.

group

(ɡruːp)
n
1. a number of persons or things considered as a collective unit
2. (Sociology)
a. a number of persons bound together by common social standards, interests, etc
b. (as modifier): group behaviour.
3. (Jazz) a small band of players or singers, esp of pop music
4. (Biology) a number of animals or plants considered as a unit because of common characteristics, habits, etc
5. (Grammar) grammar another word, esp in systemic grammar, for phrase1
6. (Accounting & Book-keeping) an association of companies under a single ownership and control, consisting of a holding company, subsidiary companies, and sometimes associated companies
7. (Art Terms) two or more figures or objects forming a design or unit in a design, in a painting or sculpture
8. (Military) a military formation comprising complementary arms and services, usually for a purpose: a brigade group.
9. (Military) an air force organization of higher level than a squadron
10. (Chemistry) chem Also called: radical two or more atoms that are bound together in a molecule and behave as a single unit: a methyl group -CH3. Compare free radical
11. (Chemistry) a vertical column of elements in the periodic table that all have similar electronic structures, properties, and valencies. Compare period8
12. (Geological Science) geology any stratigraphical unit, esp the unit for two or more formations
13. (Mathematics) maths a set that has an associated operation that combines any two members of the set to give another member and that also contains an identity element and an inverse for each element
14. (Medicine) See blood group
vb
to arrange or place (things, people, etc) in or into a group or (of things, etc) to form into a group
[C17: from French groupe, of Germanic origin; compare Italian gruppo; see crop]

group

(grup)

n.
1. any collection or assemblage of persons or things; cluster; aggregation.
2. a number of persons or things ranged or considered together as being related in some way.
3. Also called radical. two or more atoms specifically arranged and usu. behaving as a single entity, as the hydroxyl group, –OH.
4. any of the vertical columns of elements in the periodic table.
5. a division of stratified rocks comprising two or more formations.
6.
a. an administrative and tactical unit of the U.S. Army consisting of two or more battalions and a headquarters.
b. an administrative and operational unit of the U.S. Air Force subordinate to a wing, usu. composed of two or more squadrons.
7. a section of an orchestra comprising the instruments of the same class.
8. an algebraic system that is closed under an associative operation, as multiplication or addition, and in which there is an identity element that, on operating on another element, leaves the second element unchanged, and in which each element has corresponding to it a unique element that, on operating on the first, results in the identity element.
v.t.
9. to place together in a group, as with others.
10. to form into a group or groups.
v.i.
11. to form a group.
12. to be part of a group.
[1665–75; < French groupe < Italian gruppo « Germanic; akin to crop]
usage: See collective noun.

group

(gro͞op)
1. Two or more atoms bound together that act as a unit in a number of chemical compounds: a hydroxyl group.
2. In the Periodic Table, a vertical column that contains elements having the same number of electrons in the outermost shell of their atoms. Elements in the same group have similar chemical properties. See Periodic Table.

group

1. A flexible administrative and tactical unit composed of either two or more battalions or two or more squadrons. The term also applies to combat support and combat service support units.
2. A number of ships and/or aircraft, normally a subdivision of a force, assigned for a specific purpose. Also called GP.

Group

 a set of things collected as a unit. See also gathering.
Examples: group of columns [three or four columns joined together on the same pedestal], 1731; of company, 1748; of crystals, 1830; of islands; of musicians; of partisans, 1809; of rocks, 1859; of singers; of trees; of woes, 1729; of words, 1748.

group


Past participle: grouped
Gerund: grouping

Imperative
group
group
Present
I group
you group
he/she/it groups
we group
you group
they group
Preterite
I grouped
you grouped
he/she/it grouped
we grouped
you grouped
they grouped
Present Continuous
I am grouping
you are grouping
he/she/it is grouping
we are grouping
you are grouping
they are grouping
Present Perfect
I have grouped
you have grouped
he/she/it has grouped
we have grouped
you have grouped
they have grouped
Past Continuous
I was grouping
you were grouping
he/she/it was grouping
we were grouping
you were grouping
they were grouping
Past Perfect
I had grouped
you had grouped
he/she/it had grouped
we had grouped
you had grouped
they had grouped
Future
I will group
you will group
he/she/it will group
we will group
you will group
they will group
Future Perfect
I will have grouped
you will have grouped
he/she/it will have grouped
we will have grouped
you will have grouped
they will have grouped
Future Continuous
I will be grouping
you will be grouping
he/she/it will be grouping
we will be grouping
you will be grouping
they will be grouping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grouping
you have been grouping
he/she/it has been grouping
we have been grouping
you have been grouping
they have been grouping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grouping
you will have been grouping
he/she/it will have been grouping
we will have been grouping
you will have been grouping
they will have been grouping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grouping
you had been grouping
he/she/it had been grouping
we had been grouping
you had been grouping
they had been grouping
Conditional
I would group
you would group
he/she/it would group
we would group
you would group
they would group
Past Conditional
I would have grouped
you would have grouped
he/she/it would have grouped
we would have grouped
you would have grouped
they would have grouped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.group - any number of entities (members) considered as a unitgroup - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
abstract entity, abstraction - a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
human beings, human race, humankind, humans, mankind, humanity, world, man - all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
arrangement - an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging; "a flower arrangement"
straggle - a wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons); "a straggle of outbuildings"; "a straggle of followers"
kingdom - a basic group of natural objects
biological group - a group of plants or animals
biotic community, community - (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
social group - people sharing some social relation
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
edition - all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time; "the first edition appeared in 1920"; "it was too late for the morning edition"; "they issued a limited edition of Bach recordings"
electron shell - a grouping of electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom; "the chemical properties of an atom are determined by the outermost electron shell"
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
race - people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; "some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings"
association - (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species
swarm, cloud - a group of many things in the air or on the ground; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "clouds of blossoms"; "it discharged a cloud of spores"
subgroup - a distinct and often subordinate group within a group
sainthood - saints collectively
citizenry, people - the body of citizens of a state or country; "the Spanish people"
population - a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area; "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
hoi polloi, masses, the great unwashed, multitude, people, mass - the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"
varna - (Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)
circuit - (law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so-called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations); one of the twelve groups of states in the United States that is covered by a particular circuit court of appeals
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
series - a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection; "the Post Office issued a series commemorating famous American entertainers"; "his coin collection included the complete series of Indian-head pennies"
actinide, actinoid, actinon - any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103
lanthanide, lanthanoid, lanthanon, rare earth, rare-earth element - any element of the lanthanide series (atomic numbers 57 through 71)
halogen - any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions
2.group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
building block, unit - a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids"
acyl, acyl group - any group or radical of the form RCO- where R is an organic group; "an example of the acyl group is the acetyl group"
alcohol group, alcohol radical - the chemical group -OH
aldehyde group, aldehyde radical - the chemical group -CHO
alkyl, alkyl group, alkyl radical - any of a series of univalent groups of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons
allyl, allyl group, allyl radical - the univalent unsaturated organic radical C3H5; derived from propylene
amino, amino group - the radical -NH2
amyl - a hydrocarbon radical that occurs in many organic compounds
azido group, azido radical - the univalent group N3- derived from hydrazoic acid
azo group, azo radical - the bivalent group -N=N- united to two hydrocarbon groups
benzyl, benzyl group, benzyl radical - the univalent radical derived from toluene
benzoyl group, benzoyl radical - the univalent radical derived from benzoic acid
molecule - (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
arsenic group, cacodyl group, cacodyl radical, cacodyl - the univalent group derived from arsine
carbonyl group - the bivalent radical CO
carboxyl, carboxyl group - the univalent radical -COOH; present in and characteristic of organic acids
chromophore - the chemical group that gives color to a molecule
cyanide group, cyanide radical, cyano group, cyano radical - the monovalent group -CN in a chemical compound
glyceryl - a trivalent radical derived from glycerol by removing the three hydroxyl radicals
hydrazo group, hydrazo radical - the bivalent group -HNNH- derived from hydrazine
hydroxyl, hydroxyl group, hydroxyl radical - the monovalent group -OH in such compounds as bases and some acids and alcohols
ketone group - a group having the characteristic properties of ketones
methylene, methylene group, methylene radical - the bivalent radical CH2 derived from methane
propyl, propyl group, propyl radical - the monovalent organic group C3H7- obtained from propane
butyl - a hydrocarbon radical (C4H9)
nitro group - the group -NO3
nitrite - the radical -NO2 or any compound containing it (such as a salt or ester of nitrous acid)
uranyl, uranyl group, uranyl radical - the bivalent radical UO2 which forms salts with acids
vinyl, vinyl group, vinyl radical - a univalent chemical radical derived from ethylene
3.group - a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inversegroup - a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse
subgroup - (mathematics) a subset (that is not empty) of a mathematical group
Abelian group, commutative group - a group that satisfies the commutative law
set - (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
Verb1.group - arrange into a group or groups; "Can you group these shapes together?"
class, classify, sort out, assort, sort, separate - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
regroup - reorganize into new groups
bracket - classify or group
chunk, collocate, lump - group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side
batch - batch together; assemble or process as a batch
2.group - form a group or group togethergroup - form a group or group together  
team, team up - form a team; "We teamed up for this new project"
embed - attach to, as a journalist to a military unit when reporting on a war; "The young reporter was embedded with the Third Division"
gang, gang up - act as an organized group
pool - join or form a pool of people
brigade - form or unite into a brigade
foregather, forgather, gather, assemble, meet - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"

group

noun
1. crowd, company, party, band, troop, pack, gathering, gang, bunch, congregation, posse (slang), bevy, assemblage The trouble involved a small group of football supporters.
2. organization, body, association, league, circle Members of an environmental group are staging a protest inside a chemical plant.
3. faction, set, camp, clique, coterie, schism, cabal a radical group within the Communist Party
4. category, class, section, grouping, order, sort, type, division, rank, grade, classification The recipes are divided into groups according to their main ingredients.
5. band, ensemble, combo ELP were the progressive rock group par excellence.
6. cluster, collection, formation, clump, aggregation a small group of islands off northern Japan
verb
1. arrange, order, sort, class, range, gather, organize, assemble, put together, classify, dispose, marshal, bracket, assort The fact sheets are grouped into seven sections.
2. unite, associate, gather, cluster, get together, congregate, band together We want to encourage them to group together as one big purchaser.

group

noun
1. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit:
2. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together:
Informal: get-together.
3. A group of people sharing an interest, activity, or achievement:
verb
3. To distribute into groups according to kinds:
4. To assign to a class or classes:
Translations
جماعةجَماعَةفِرْقَة غِناءمجموعةمَجْمُوعَةٌ
skupinaseskupitspoustagrupa
gruppegrupperemængdeorkester=-band
grupo
rühmrühmitamine
joukkoryhmäyhtye
grupamnogoskupina
csoportegyüttes
flokkur, grúppahópast, safnast samanhópur
グループ群れ
무리집단
grupuotis
ansamblisgrupagrupējumsgrupētgrupēties
grup
zoskupiť
skupina
gruppandel
กลุ่มจำนวนมาก
gruptoplulukgruplanmakkümelenmek
một lượng lớnnhóm

group

[gruːp]
A. N
1. [of people, objects] → grupo m; (for specific purpose) → agrupación f, asociación f; (= gang) → pandilla f, banda f (Mus) → conjunto m, grupo m; [of languages] → familia f
they stood in a groupestaban en grupo
ethnic groupgrupo m étnico
family groupfamilia f, grupo m familiar
a human rights groupuna agrupación or asociación pro derechos humanos
see also interest B2
see also support C
2. (Comm) [of companies] → grupo m
B. VT (also group together) → agrupar
we group the children by abilityagrupamos a los niños según sus habilidades
we grouped ourselves around the pianonos agrupamos alrededor del piano
the report's conclusions are grouped together under one headinglas conclusiones del informe están agrupadas bajo un mismo encabezamiento
C. VIagruparse
the children grouped around herlos niños se agruparon alrededor de ella
D. CPD group booking Nreserva f hecha para un grupo
group captain N (Brit) (Aer) → jefe m de escuadrilla
group discussion Ndebate m en grupo
group dynamics NPLdinámica fsing de grupo
group photo Nfoto f de conjunto
group practice N (Med) → consultorio m (de médicos)
group sex Nsexo m en grupo
group therapy Nterapia f de grupo
GROUP

Agreement
 When grupo is followed by de + ((PLURAL NOUN)), following verbs can be in the plural or, less commonly, in the singular:
A group of youths came up to him Un grupo de jóvenes se le acercaron or se le acercó
 Otherwise, use the singular form of the verb:
The group is or are well-known for being aggressive El grupo es conocido por su agresividad

group

[ˈgruːp]
n
[people, animals] → groupe m
to work in groups → travailler en groupes
people in our income group
BUT les gens qui appartiennent à la même tranche de revenus que nous. minority group
[things] → groupe m
to be arranged in groups → être disposé(e) en groupes
(= organization) → association f
a group for single parents → une association de parents célibataires
(political)groupe m
a militant group → un groupe d'activistes
(= company) → groupe m
newspaper group → groupe de presse
(also pop group) → groupe m
vt [+ things, people] → rassembler
vi [people] → se rassembler
group together
vt sep [+ people, things] → rassembler
vi [people] → se regroupergroup booking nréservation f de groupe

group

nGruppe f; (Comm also) → Konzern m; (= theatre group also)Ensemble nt; a group of peopleeine Gruppe Menschen; a group of houses/treeseine Häuser-/Baumgruppe; to form a group around somebody/somethingsich um jdn/etw gruppieren
attrGruppen-; living, activitiesin der Gruppe or Gemeinschaft; group discussionGruppendiskussion f
vtgruppieren; to group together (in one group) → zusammentun; (in several groups) → in Gruppen einteilen or anordnen; pupils are grouped according to age and abilitydie Schüler werden nach Alter und Fähigkeiten in Gruppen eingeteilt; it’s wrong to group all criminals togetheres ist nicht richtig, alle Verbrecher über einen Kamm zu scheren or in einen Topf zu werfen (inf); group the blue ones with the red onesordnen Sie die Blauen bei den Roten ein, tun Sie die Blauen mit den Roten zusammen; they grouped themselves round himsie stellten sich um ihn (herum) auf, sie gruppierten sich um ihn; the books were grouped on the shelf according to subjectdie Bücher standen nach Sachgruppen geordnet im Regal

group

:
group booking
nGruppenbuchung or -reservierung f
group captain
n (Aviat) → Oberst m
group dynamics
n
pl (= relationships)Gruppendynamik f
sing (= subject)Gruppendynamik f

group

:
group insurance
nGruppenversicherung f
Group of Eight
nG-8 (→ -Staaten pl) f
group practice
nGemeinschaftspraxis f; to be in a groupin einem Ärztekollektiv arbeiten
group therapy
groupware
n (Comput) → Groupware f

group

[gruːp]
1. n (gen) → gruppo; (set, clique, of people) → circolo, gruppo (Mus) (pop group) → complesso, gruppo
2. vt (also group together) → raggruppare
3. vi (also group together) → raggrupparsi
4. adj (discussion, photo) → di gruppo, collettivo/a

group

(gruːp) noun
1. a number of persons or things together. a group of boys.
2. a group of people who play or sing together. a pop group; a folk group.
verb
to form into a group or groups. The children grouped round the teacher.

group

جَماعَة, مَجْمُوعَةٌ skupina, spousta gruppe, mængde Gruppe, Menge ομάδα, παρτίδα grupo, mucho joukko, ryhmä beaucoup (de), groupe grupa, mnogo gruppo, tanto グループ, 群れ 무리, 집단 groep, heleboel gruppe, samling grupa, los grupo, lote, muito большое количество, группа andel, grupp กลุ่ม, จำนวนมาก grup, topluluk một lượng lớn, nhóm ,

group

n. grupo, conglomerado;
support ______ de soporte.

group

n grupo; age — grupo etario (form), grupo de edad; blood — (form) grupo sanguíneo (form), tipo de sangre; peer — grupo de iguales, grupo de personas de la misma edad y aproximadamente el mismo estatus social que comparten los mismos intereses y creencias y que influyen uno en el otro; support — grupo de apoyo
References in classic literature ?
A poor, bare, miserable room it was, with broken windows, no fire, ragged bedclothes, a sick mother, wailing baby, and a group of pale, hungry children cuddled under one old quilt, trying to keep warm.
He got into a group of other young artists, both men and women, and in the evenings they sometimes came to visit him in his room.
Her husband's quiet tastes irritate her, I think, and she finds it worth while to play the patroness to a group of young poets and painters of advanced ideas and mediocre ability.
Oftener than once her coming had interrupted the droll story with which Robert was entertaining some amused group of married women.
Yielding to his powerful interest in the subject, and impatient of a delay that seemed fraught with so much additional danger, Heyward drew still nigher to the dusky group, with an intention of making his offers of compensation more definite, when the white man, motioning with his hand, as if he conceded the disputed point, turned away, saying in a sort of soliloquy, and in the English tongue:
You'd make a healthy-lookin' figger in a group," responded Kearney, critically regarding an enormous patch in Mattingly's trousers.
Will a group of joyous children, the young ones of the house, come dancing, shouting, laughing, into the open air, and cluster round the show-box, looking with eager merriment at the puppets, and tossing each a copper for long-tailed Mammon, the monkey, to pick up?
Cluster all these individuals together, as they sometimes were, with other miscellaneous ones to diversify the group, and, for the time being, it made the Custom-House a stirring scene.
On that side of the road where the brook entered the wood, a group of oaks and chestnuts, matted thick with wild grape-vines, threw a cavernous gloom over it.
Some of the men gather about the bar; some wander about, laughing and singing; here and there will be a little group, chanting merrily, and in sublime indifference to the others and to the orchestra as well.
In the dueling-house, in the parks, on the street, and anywhere and everywhere that the students go, caps of a color group themselves together.
Nancy came out now to welcome her father and sister; and the wedding group had passed on beyond the Red House to the humbler part of the village.