Group Definition

gro͝op
grouped, groups
noun
groups
A number of persons or things gathered closely together and forming a recognizable unit; cluster; aggregation; band.
A group of houses.
Webster's New World
A collection of objects or figures forming a design or part of a design, as in a work of art.
Webster's New World
A number of persons or things classified together because of common characteristics, community of interests, etc.
Webster's New World
A category of related languages that is less inclusive than a family.
American Heritage

A unit consisting of two or more joined atoms within a molecule; esp., a radical.

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adjective
Of, characteristic of, or involving a group.
Group attitudes.
Webster's New World
Group is defined as something related to a collection or a number of people or things.
An example of group is the decision by all six people at a table to drink wine with dinner; a group decision.
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verb
grouped, groups
To place or arrange in a group.
Grouped the children according to height.
American Heritage
To assemble or form into a group or groups.
Webster's New World
The definition of group is to collect two or more people or things together.
An example of group is separating ten people into two sets of five people.
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Other Word Forms of Group

Noun

Singular:
group
Plural:
groups

Origin of Group

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • French groupe from Italian gruppo probably of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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