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troop

 (tro͞op)
n.
1.
a. A group of soldiers.
b. troops Military units; soldiers.
c. A unit of cavalry, armored vehicles, or artillery in a European army, corresponding to a platoon in the US Army.
2. A unit of at least five Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts under the guidance of an adult leader.
3. A group or company of people, animals, or things.
intr.v. trooped, troop·ing, troops
To move or go as a group or in large numbers: The students trooped into the auditorium.

[French troupe, from Old French trope, probably from Vulgar Latin *troppu-.]

troop

(truːp)
n
1. a large group or assembly; flock: a troop of children.
2. (Military) a subdivision of a cavalry squadron or artillery battery of about platoon size
3. (Military) (plural) armed forces; soldiers
4. a large group of Scouts comprising several patrols
5. (Theatre) an archaic spelling of troupe
vb
6. (intr) to gather, move, or march in or as if in a crowd
7. (Military) (tr) military chiefly Brit to parade (the colour or flag) ceremonially: trooping the colour.
8. (Military) (tr) military slang Brit (formerly) to report (a serviceman) for a breach of discipline
9. (intr) an archaic word for consort1
[C16: from French troupe, from troupeau flock, of Germanic origin]

troop

(trup)

n.
1. an assemblage of persons or things; company; band.
2. a cavalry unit corresponding in size to a company of infantry.
3. troops,
a. a body of soldiers, police, etc.
b. soldiers, esp. enlisted persons.
4. a unit of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts usu. having a maximum of 32 members under an adult leader.
5. a herd, flock, or swarm.
6. Archaic. a band or troupe of actors.
v.i.
7. to gather in a company; flock together.
8. to come, go, or pass in great numbers; throng.
9. to walk, as if in a march; go: trooping down to breakfast.
10. to associate or consort (usu. fol. by with).
11. Chiefly Brit. to carry (the flag or colors) in a ceremonial way before troops.
[1535–45; < French troupe, Old French trope, probably back formation from tropel herd, flock]

Troop, Troupe

 a collection of people; a company; a number of things; soldiers collectively; a company of actors. See also band, party.
Examples: troop of baboons; of bees, 1812; of children, 1833; of dogfish; of doves, 1847; of friends, 1605; of gladiators, 1863; of gypsies, 1711; of kangaroos—Brewer; of lions; of lovers, 1881; of monkeys—Brewer; of sheep, 1587; of soldiers, 1794; of stars, 1601; of tenements; of wolves, 1719; troupe of acrobats; of actors, 1779; of dancers—Brewer; of minstrels, 1584; of players.

troop


Past participle: trooped
Gerund: trooping

Imperative
troop
troop
Present
I troop
you troop
he/she/it troops
we troop
you troop
they troop
Preterite
I trooped
you trooped
he/she/it trooped
we trooped
you trooped
they trooped
Present Continuous
I am trooping
you are trooping
he/she/it is trooping
we are trooping
you are trooping
they are trooping
Present Perfect
I have trooped
you have trooped
he/she/it has trooped
we have trooped
you have trooped
they have trooped
Past Continuous
I was trooping
you were trooping
he/she/it was trooping
we were trooping
you were trooping
they were trooping
Past Perfect
I had trooped
you had trooped
he/she/it had trooped
we had trooped
you had trooped
they had trooped
Future
I will troop
you will troop
he/she/it will troop
we will troop
you will troop
they will troop
Future Perfect
I will have trooped
you will have trooped
he/she/it will have trooped
we will have trooped
you will have trooped
they will have trooped
Future Continuous
I will be trooping
you will be trooping
he/she/it will be trooping
we will be trooping
you will be trooping
they will be trooping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trooping
you have been trooping
he/she/it has been trooping
we have been trooping
you have been trooping
they have been trooping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trooping
you will have been trooping
he/she/it will have been trooping
we will have been trooping
you will have been trooping
they will have been trooping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trooping
you had been trooping
he/she/it had been trooping
we had been trooping
you had been trooping
they had been trooping
Conditional
I would troop
you would troop
he/she/it would troop
we would troop
you would troop
they would troop
Past Conditional
I would have trooped
you would have trooped
he/she/it would have trooped
we would have trooped
you would have trooped
they would have trooped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.troop - a group of soldierstroop - a group of soldiers      
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
shock troops - soldiers who are specially trained and armed to lead an assault
2.troop - a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry companytroop - a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
cavalry - a highly mobile army unit
3.troop - a unit of Girl or Boy Scoutstroop - a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts  
social unit, unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
4.troop - an orderly crowdtroop - an orderly crowd; "a troop of children"
crowd - a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
Verb1.troop - march in a processiontroop - march in a procession; "the veterans paraded down the street"
march, process - march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room"
2.troop - move or march as if in a crowdtroop - move or march as if in a crowd; "They children trooped into the room"
march - walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride; "He marched into the classroom and announced the exam"; "The soldiers marched across the border"

troop

noun
1. group, company, team, body, unit, band, crowd, pack, squad, gathering, crew (informal), drove, gang, bunch (informal), flock, herd, contingent, swarm, horde, multitude, throng, posse (informal), bevy, assemblage She was aware of a little troop of travellers watching them.
plural noun soldiers, men, armed forces, servicemen, fighting men, military, army, soldiery the deployment of more than 35,000 troops from a dozen countries
verb
1. plod, trail, tramp, trudge, traipse, drag yourself, schlep (U.S. informal) They all trooped back to the house for a rest.
2. flock, march, crowd, stream, parade, swarm, throng, traipse (informal) The VIPs trooped into the hall and sat down.

troop

noun
1. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together:
Informal: get-together.
2. A group of people acting together in a shared activity:
verb
1. To come or go in large numbers:
2. To be with as a companion:
Slang: hang out.
Idiom: rub elbows.
Translations
جَماعَه، مَجْموعَهفِرْقَه، قُوّاتيَحْتَشِد، يَتَجَمْهَر
oddílskupinatrupahrnout se
enhedfloktroppe op
joukkokomppaniasotajoukko
cserkészcsapat
hersveit, riddaraliîssveithópasthópur, flokkur, hjörî
eiti būriusugužėti
barsgrupaiet barākaraspēka vienībapulcēties
nahrnúť sa
askerî birlikgrup hâlinde gitmekkalabalıksürü

troop

[truːp]
A. N
1. (Mil) → tropa f; [of cavalry] → escuadrón m troopstropas fpl
2. (gen) → banda f, grupo m; (= gang) → cuadrilla f (Theat) = troupe to come in a troopvenir en tropel or en masa
3. (= sound) the steady troop of feetel ruido rítmico de pasos
B. VI (= walk) to troop in/past/off/outentrar/pasar/marcharse/salir en tropel, entrar/pasar/marcharse/salir atropelladamente
C. VT to troop the colour (Brit) → presentar la bandera
D. CPD troop carrier N (= plane, ship) → transporte m (militar)
troop ship N(buque m de) transporte m
troop train Ntren m militar

troop

[ˈtruːp]
n
(MILITARY) (= group of soldiers) (in cavalry or tank regiment)escadron m
[boy scouts] → troupe f
(= group) [people, animals] → groupe m troops
npl (MILITARY) (= soldiers) → troupes fpl
British troops → les troupes britanniques
35,000 troops → 35 000 soldats
modif (MILITARY) [movements, deployment, presence] → de troupes; [reductions, reinforcements, withdrawal] → des troupes
vi
to troop in → entrer en groupe
to troop out → sortir en groupe
They all trooped back to the house → Ils rentrèrent tous à la maison en groupe.
vt (British) to troop the colour → défiler avec le drapeautroop carrier n
(= truck) → transport m de troupes
(= plane) → avion m de transport militaire

troop

n
(Mil, of cavalry) → Trupp m; (= unit)Schwadron f
troops pl (Mil) → Truppen pl; a dozen of our best troopszwölf unserer besten Soldaten; 200 troops200 Soldaten
(of Scouts)Stamm m
(of people)Horde f (pej), → Schar f
vi to troop out/inhinaus-/hineinströmen; to troop upstairsnach oben strömen; to troop past somethingan etw (dat)vorbeiziehen; to troop away or offabziehen (inf); to troop upherbeiströmen
vt (Brit Mil) to troop the coloursdie Fahnenparade abhalten; the colours being trooped todaydie Fahnen bei der heutigen Parade; the trooping of the coloursdie Fahnenparade

troop

:
troop reduction
nTruppenabbau m
troopship
n(Truppen)transportschiff nt
trooptrain
nTruppentransportzug m
troop withdrawal
nTruppenabzug m

troop

[truːp]
1. n (gen, of scouts) → gruppo (Mil) → squadrone m troops npl (Mil) → truppe fpl
2. vi (walk) to troop in/past/offentrare/passare/andarsene in gruppo
trooping the colour (Brit) → cerimonia del saluto alla bandiera

troop

(truːp) noun
1. a group of ordinary soldiers.
2. a crowd or collection (of people or animals). A troop of visitors arrived.
verb
to go in a group. They all trooped into his office.
ˈtrooper noun
an ordinary soldier.
troops noun plural
soldiers.
References in classic literature ?
It was Robert, surrounded by a troop of children, searching for them.
As is customary with the rich, when they aim at the honors of a republic, he apologized, as it were, to the people, for his wealth, prosperity, and elevated station, by a free and hearty manner towards those who knew him; putting off the more of his dignity in due proportion with the humbleness of the man whom he saluted, and thereby proving a haughty consciousness of his advantages as irrefragably as if he had marched forth preceded by a troop of lackeys to clear the way.
Sometimes his crew would be heard dashing along past the farmhouses at midnight, with whoop and halloo, like a troop of Don Cossacks; and the old dames, startled out of their sleep, would listen for a moment till the hurry-scurry had clattered by, and then exclaim, "Ay, there goes Brom Bones and his gang
Nothing was further from Sam's mind than to have any one of the troop taken until such season as should seem to him most befitting,--and the exertions that he made were certainly most heroic.
I am privileged to be present when the Rocky Mountain Rangers troop the colors and I stand solemn, like the children, and I salute when the flag goes by.
Now a troop of servants brought pots and tubs of blooming plants and formed them into a beautiful jungle about the door and the base of the staircase.
Troop after troop of citizens came to serenade Wilson, and require a speech, and shout themselves hoarse over every sentence that fell from his lips--for all his sentences were golden, now, all were marvelous.
Ward; lawyer Riverson, the new notable from a dis- tance; next the belle of the village, followed by a troop of lawn-clad and ribbon-decked young heart-breakers; then all the young clerks in town in a body -- for they had stood in the vestibule sucking their cane-heads, a circling wall of oiled and simpering admirers, till the last girl had run their gantlet; and last of all came the Model Boy, Willie Mufferson, taking as heedful care of his mother as if she were cut glass.
I have more pleasure in a snug farm-house than a watch-tower--and a troop of tidy, happy villages please me better than the finest banditti in the world.
It contained one of the precious stockings; and half opening it, I revealed to Sylvia's astonished eyes the cunning little frieze of Bacchus and Ariadne, followed by a troop of Satyrs and Bacchantes, which the artist had designed to encircle one of the white columns of that little marble temple which sat before me.
With these in troop Came ASTORETH, whom the PHOENICIANS call'd ASTARTE, Queen of Heav'n, with crescent Horns; To whose bright Image nightly by the Moon SIDONIAN Virgins paid their Vows and Songs, In SION also not unsung, where stood Her Temple on th' offensive Mountain, built By that uxorious King, whose heart though large, Beguil'd by fair Idolatresses, fell To Idols foul.
Meanwhile Cedric and Athelstane, the leaders of the troop, conversed together on the state of the land, on the dissensions of the royal family, on the feuds and quarrels among the Norman nobles, and on the chance which there was that the oppressed Saxons might be able to free themselves from the yoke of the Normans, or at least to elevate themselves into national consequence and independence, during the civil convulsions which were likely to ensue.