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Troop meaning

troop - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. march in a procession; " the veterans paraded down the street"
  2. 2. See Boy scout, above.
  3. 3. A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. A company of stageplayers; a troupe.
  6. 6. A particular roll of the drum; a quick march.
  7. 7. To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.
  8. 8. To march on; to go forward in haste.
  9. 9. Soldiers, collectively; an army; - now generally used in the plural.
  10. 10. A company. esp. of soldiers; body of cavalry.
  11. 11. To move in numbers.

troop - examples of usage

  1. James M'Caulay's troop of militia horse crossed the bridge and charged in among the enemy, who at first threw down their arms, but seeing the force so small, soon resumed them, and began to fire; but Armstrong made good his way through them down the road. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. Major James was detached at the head of a volunteer troop of horse, to attack their horse; he came up with them, charged, and drove them before him. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. The merry, careless party was now quickly converted into a troop of cautious soldiers. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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