Troop Definition

tro͝op
trooped, trooping, troops
noun
troops
A body of soldiers.
Webster's New World
A great number; lot.
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A group of persons, animals, or, formerly, things; herd, flock, band, etc.
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Soldiers.
20 troops were wounded; a troop arrested for being AWOL.
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An armored cavalry unit that corresponds to a company of infantry.
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verb
trooped, trooping, troops
To gather or go together in a throng.
The crowd trooped out of the stadium.
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To walk, go, or pass at a slow, deliberate pace.
Children were trooping along the sidewalk.
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To associate or consort.
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To move or march as if in a crowd.
The children trooped into the room.
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idiom
troop the colors
  • to parade the colors, or flag, before troops
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Other Word Forms of Troop

Noun

Singular:
troop
Plural:
troops

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Troop

  • troop the colors

Origin of Troop

  • Attested in English since 1545, from French troupe (back-formation of troupeau, diminutive of Medieval Latin troppus "flock") and Middle French trouppe (from Old French trope (“band, company, troop")), both of Germanic origin from Frankish *thorp (“assembly, gathering"), from Proto-Germanic *þurpÄ… (“village, land, estate"), from Proto-Germanic *treb- (“dwelling, settlement"). Akin to Old English þorp, þrop (“village, farm, estate") (Modern English thorp), Old Frisian þorp, Old Norse þorp. More at thorp.

    From Wiktionary

  • French troupe from Old French trope probably from Vulgar Latin troppu-

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

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