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troop

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noun

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

British Military. to carry (the flag or colors) in a ceremonial way before troops.
Obsolete. to assemble or form into a troop or troops.

RELATED WORDS

army, team, crew, delegation, contingent, squad, gang, party, military, unit, servicemen, gathering, corps, number, flock, drove, bunch, horde, crowd, legion

Nearby words

trondheim, trondheim fiord, trondhjemite, trone, tronk, troop, troop carrier, trooper, troopship, troostite, troostitic

Origin of troop

1535–45; < French troupe, Old French trope, probably back formation from tropel herd, flock (French troupeau), equivalent to trop- (< Germanic; see thorp) + -elLatin -ellus diminutive suffix
SYNONYMS FOR troop
Related formsin·ter·troop, adjective
Can be confusedtroop troupe (see synonym study at the current entry)

Synonym study

1. See company. 8. Troop, troupe both mean a band, company, or group. Troop has various meanings as indicated in the definitions above. With the spelling troupe the word has the specialized meaning of a company of actors, singers, acrobats, or other performers.
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British Dictionary definitions for troop

troop

/ (truːp) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for troop

C16: from French troupe, from troupeau flock, of Germanic origin
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