troop Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a group of soldiers
noun a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company
noun a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts
scout group; scout troop.
noun an orderly crowd
- a troop of children
verb march in a procession
- the veterans paraded down the street
verb move or march as if in a crowd
- They children trooped into the room
A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.
That which should accompany old age -- As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends -- I must not look to have. Shak.
Soldiers, collectively; an army; -- now generally used in the plural.
Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars. Shak.
His troops moved to victory with the precision of machines. Macaulay.
(Mil.) Specifically, a small body of cavalry, light horse, or dragoons, consisting usually of about sixty men, commanded by a captain; the unit of formation of cavalry, corresponding to the company in infantry. Formerly, also, a company of horse artillery; a battery.
A company of stageplayers; a troupe.W. Coxe.
(Mil.) A particular roll of the drum; a quick march.
Troop intransitive verb
To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops."Armies . . . troop to their standard." Milton.
To march on; to go forward in haste.
Nor do I, as an enemy to peace, Troop in the throngs of military men. Shak.
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