Meaning of troop

troop

Pronunciation: (trp), [key]
— n.
  1. an assemblage of persons or things; company; band.
  2. a great number or multitude: A whole troop of children swarmed through the museum.
  3. an armored cavalry or cavalry unit consisting of two or more platoons and a headquarters group.
  4. a body of soldiers, police, etc.: Mounted troops quelled the riot.
  5. a unit of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts usually having a maximum of 32 members under the guidance of an adult leader.
  6. a herd, flock, or swarm.
  7. a band or troupe of actors.
—v.i.
  1. to gather in a company; flock together.
  2. to come, go, or pass in great numbers; throng.
  3. to walk, as if in a march; go: to troop down to breakfast.
  4. to walk, march, or pass in rank or order: The students trooped into the auditorium.
  5. to associate or consort (usually fol. by with).
—v.t.
  1. to carry (the flag or colors) in a ceremonial way before troops.
  2. to assemble or form into a troop or troops.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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