Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||social 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"|
klavern - a local unit of the Ku Klux Klan
company - a unit of firefighters including their equipment; "a hook-and-ladder company"
family, household, menage, home, house - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
general delivery, poste restante - the part of a post office that handles mail for persons who call for it
instrumentality - a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose; "are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?"; "he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement"
member - an organization that is a member of another organization (especially a state that belongs to a group of nations); "the library was a member of the interlibrary loan association"; "Canada is a member of the United Nations"
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
task force - a semipermanent unit created to carry out a continuing task
den - a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts
combination - a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose; "they were a winning combination"
crew - the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
outfit - any cohesive unit such as a military company
fifth column, Trojan horse - a subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage; an enemy in your midst
side - one of two or more contesting groups; "the Confederate side was prepared to attack"