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Definition of troop:

  1. A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.
  2. A company of stageplayers; a troupe.
  3. A particular roll of the drum; a quick march.
  4. An assembly and orderly arrangement or display of troops, in full equipments, for inspection or evolutions before some superior officer; a review of troops. Parades are general, regimental, or private ( troop, battery, or company), according to the force assembled.
  5. See Boy scout, above.
  6. Soldiers, collectively; an army; - now generally used in the plural.
  7. 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.
  8. To march on; to go forward in haste.
  9. To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.

Synonyms:

hatful, sight, heap, deal, tidy sum, gathering, batch, pot, muckle, wad, performing arts, number, great deal, plenty, mickle, gathering, congregation, muster, raft, flock, corps, meeting, mint, conference, pile, collect, congress, slew, delegation, spate, mountain, fold, mass, convention, convocation, scout troop, get-together, scout group, lot, good deal, mess, march, exhibit, promenade, parade, stack, quite a little, passel, peck, conclave.

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