verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- trondheim fiord,
- troop carrier,
Origin of troop
Examples from the Web for troop
Either way Obama does not regret the decisions he made in 2011 that ended the U.S. troop presence in the country.
In effect, Chicago needs a troop surge like what we saw in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But he wants Obama to make a decision on troop levels, and soon.Will Obama's 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan Be Enough to Stop Al Qaeda?|Eli Lake, Josh Rogin|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Thursday, Breedlove published a set of commercial satellite photos showing Russian troop positions in Ukraine.Exclusive: Key General Splits With Obama Over Ukraine|Eli Lake|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Republicans are not alone in urging President Obama to share intelligence with Ukraine on Russian troop movements.Key Democrat Calls For More Intelligence Sharing With Ukraine|Eli Lake|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he passes on at last, with a troop of boys following to the town limits.Ways of Wood Folk|William J. Long
After this he took his leave, the troop mounted their horses and departed.Round About the Carpathians|Andrew F. Crosse
Just imagine yourself in the presence of a troop of lions on the plain, or a school of sharks in the open ocean!Five Weeks in a Balloon|Jules Verne
And the troop resumed its march to the sound of the Vagres' song.The Poniard's Hilt|Eugne Sue
He is a good-natured, easy-going man of middle age, and usually surrounded by a troop of children, his own and all the neighbors'.The Unwritten Literature of the Hopi|Hattie Greene Lockett
Word Origin for troop
1540s, "body of soldiers," from Middle French troupe, from Old French trope "band of people, company, troop" (13c.), probably from Frankish *throp "assembly, gathering of people" (cf. Old English ðorp, Old Norse thorp "village," see thorp). OED derives the French word from Latin troppus "flock," which is of unknown origin but may be from the Germanic source.
1560s, "to assemble," from troop (n.). Meaning "to march" is recorded from 1590s; that of "to go in great numbers, to flock" is from c.1600. Related: Trooped; trooping.