Definition of "group" []

  • An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation: a group of dinner guests; a group of buildings near the road. (noun)
  • Two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture. (noun)
  • A number of individuals or things considered together because of similarities: a small group of supporters across the country. (noun)
  • Linguistics A category of related languages that is less inclusive than a family. (noun)
  • A military unit consisting of two or more battalions and a headquarters. (noun)
  • A number of persons or things considered as a collective unit (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A number of persons bound together by common social standards, interests, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A small band of players or singers, esp of pop music (noun)
  • A number of animals or plants considered as a unit because of common characteristics, habits, etc (noun)
  • An association of companies under a single ownership and control, consisting of a holding company, subsidiary companies, and sometimes associated companies (noun)
  • Two or more figures or objects forming a design or unit in a design, in a painting or sculpture (noun)
  • A military formation comprising complementary arms and services, usually for a purpose (noun)
  • An air force organization of higher level than a squadron (noun)
  • Two or more atoms that are bound together in a molecule and behave as a single unit (noun)
  • A vertical column of elements in the periodic table that all have similar electronic structures, properties, and valencies (noun)
  • Any stratigraphical unit, esp the unit for two or more formations (noun)
  • A set that has an associated operation that combines any two members of the set to give another member and that also contains an identity element and an inverse for each element (noun)
  • To arrange or place (things, people, etc) in or into a group or (of things, etc) to form into a group (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "group" in a sentence
  • "And more importantly, when you click that 'start a community' button on your profile, you are essentially creating a group, complete with the functionalities I mentioned earlier-- blogs for the group, media files just for the group, access control *just for the group*."
  • "In organic chemistry distinction is made between sulphonic acids of the aliphatic and the aromatic series, the characteristic group of these acids being the so-called _sulphonic acid group_, HSO_3."
  • "= If the _cone of fire_ be intercepted by a target (for example, A O, Fig. 44) at right angles to the axis of the cone, the shot holes will make a pattern or group called the _shot group_, the holes being the thickest approximately in the center of the group, called the _center of impact_."