An example of group is separating ten people into two sets of five people.
A group of dinner guests; a group of buildings near the road.
An example of a group is six people eating dinner together at a table.
An example of a group is a collection of paintings shown by an artist at a gallery.
An example of group is the decision by all six people at a table to drink wine with dinner; a group decision.
A group of houses.
A small group of supporters across the country.
A group discussion; a group effort.
Grouped the children according to height.
The soldiers began to group on the hillside.
There is a group of houses behind the hill; he left town to join a Communist group.
A group of people gathered in front of the Parliament to demonstrate against the Prime Minister's proposals.
Did you see the new jazz group?
Origin of group
- French groupe from Italian gruppo probably of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French groupe (“cluster, group”), from Italian gruppo groppo (“a knot, heap, group, bag (of money)”), itself derived from Vulgar Latin *kruppo, from Proto-Germanic *kruppaz (“lump, round mass, body, crop”), from Proto-Indo-European *grewb- (“to crumple, bend, crawl”). Cognate with German Kropf (“crop, craw, bunch”), Old English cropp, croppa (“cluster, bunch, sprout, flower, berry, ear of corn, crop”), Dutch krop (“craw”), Old Norse kroppr (“hump, bunch”). More at crop, croup.