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Definition of "troop" []

  • A group or company of people, animals, or things. See Synonyms at band2, flock1. (noun)
  • A group of soldiers. (noun)
  • Military units; soldiers. (noun)
  • A unit of cavalry, armored vehicles, or artillery in a European army, corresponding to a platoon in the U.S. Army. (noun)
  • A unit of at least five Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts under the guidance of an adult leader. (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.

Use "troop" in a sentence
  • "As you draw down through July, you then pause with that new force structure, you do what they call a troop-to-task analysis to see if you have enough troops or the right type against the right task to continue the mission."
  • "Senate Republicans saying the troop surge, what they call the troop surge, is turning things around."
  • "In analyzing what we call troop to task, meaning what do you need to do and how many folks do you need to do it -- in analyzing that, General Casey and his Iraqi counterparts have determined that there are more forces needed, more Iraqi forces for sure."