Dictionary.com

troop

[ troop ]
/ trup /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: troop / trooped / trooping / troops on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of troop

First recorded in 1535–45; from French troupe, Old French trope, probably back formation from tropel “herd, flock” (French troupeau ), equivalent to trop- (from Germanic; see thorp) + -el, ultimately from Latin -ellus diminutive suffix

synonym study for troop

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM troop

in·ter·troop, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH troop

troop , troupe (see synonym study at the current entry)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use troop in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for troop

troop
/ (truːp) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for troop

C16: from French troupe, from troupeau flock, of Germanic origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK