- (in the classification of related languages within a family) a category of a lower order than a subbranch and of a higher order than a subgroup: the Low German group of West Germanic languages.
- any grouping of languages, whether it is made on the basis of geography, genetic relationship, or something else.
- Army. a flexible administrative and tactical unit consisting of two or more battalions and a headquarters.
- Air Force. an administrative and operational unit subordinate to a wing, usually composed of two or more squadrons.
Origin of group
grammar notes for group
OTHER WORDS FROM groupgroupwise, adverbsu·per·group, nounun·grouped, adjective
Words nearby group
How to use group in a sentence
Her assistant would send the seating chart to officials across the administration, who in turn would consult with her about the workings of the group and Pence.
“We will never go back to normal,” said Rachel Mushahwar, vice president of the sales, marketing, and communications group at Intel.‘Integrators’ and ‘separators’: How managers are helping the two types of remote workers survive the pandemic|Jen Wieczner|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Indeed, the group has rebounded since the initial drop in early September, showing that the Apples and Teslas may once again be on the march.Will tech stocks stumble or slide? What the fundamentals tell us|Shawn Tully|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Meanwhile, the former vice president holds a clear advantage — 51 percent to 41 percent — on the question of who is more trusted to provide equal treatment of racial groups.Post-ABC Wisconsin poll shows Biden holding narrow edge over Trump|Dan Balz, Emily Guskin|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement the American Principles Project is a “hate group” and commended Facebook for its action.Facebook slaps fact check on ads stoking fears about transgender kids in girls sports|Chris Johnson|September 15, 2020|Washington Blade
Before anti-vaxxers, there were anti-fluoriders: a group who spread fear about the anti-tooth decay agent added to drinking water.
Asian-Americans are a group of persuadable swing voters, growing faster than any other group in America today.
Latinos, the fastest growing minority group in America, are even more underrepresented in Congress.
Yet only 24 percent of the 3,892 femicides the group identified in 2012 and 2013 were looked at by authorities.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Though tissues are present and tears are not uncommon, the Dinner Parties are distinctly not grief counseling or group therapy.
Fully two miles away, on the south side of the ravine, were the sepoy lines, and another group of isolated bungalows.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
By far the most important of the conjugate sulphates and representative of the group is potassium indoxyl sulphate.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Louis could not help seeing the lovely group, through the half-obscuring draperies of the open door.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Each little family group had had its say and exchanged its domestic gossip earlier in the evening.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Who has patience for the recapitulation of a string of names, when a group of faces may be placed simultaneously before him?
British Dictionary definitions for group
- a number of persons bound together by common social standards, interests, etc
- (as modifier)group behaviour
Word Origin for group
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Scientific definitions for group
- Two or more atoms that are bound together and act as a unit in a number of chemical compounds, such as a hydroxyl (OH) group.
- In the Periodic Table, a vertical column that contains elements having the same number of electrons in the outermost shell of their atoms. Elements in the same group have similar chemical properties. See Periodic Table.