troop

A troop is a squad or team of soldiers. Your great grandfather might claim that his was the first army troop to march into France during World War II.

Though it's correct to use the noun troop in the singular form, it's more common to see its plural, troops. You can also refer to a group of Girl or Boy Scouts this way: "My troop won a prize for selling the most Girl Scout cookies this year." To troop is also to march, so a military troop might troop down the street in the Veteran's Day parade. The root word is the Old French trope, "band of people."

Definitions of troop
  1. noun
    a group of soldiers
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    types:
    shock troops
    soldiers who are specially trained and armed to lead an assault
    type of:
    army unit
    a military unit that is part of an army
  2. noun
    a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company
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    type of:
    army unit
    a military unit that is part of an army
  3. noun
    a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts
    synonyms: scout group, scout troop
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    type of:
    social unit, unit
    an organization regarded as part of a larger social group
  4. noun
    an orderly crowd
    “a troop of children”
    synonyms: flock
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    type of:
    crowd
    a large number of things or people considered together
  5. verb
    march in a procession
    synonyms: parade, promenade
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    type of:
    march, process
    march in a procession
  6. verb
    move or march as if in a crowd
    “They children trooped into the room”
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    type of:
    march
    walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride
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