Troop

Definition of Troop

n.1.A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.
That which should accompany old age -
As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends -
I must not look to have.
- Shak.
2.Soldiers, collectively; an army; - now generally used in the plural.
Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars.
- Shak.
His troops moved to victory with the precision of machines.
- Macaulay.
3.(Mil.) 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.
4.A company of stageplayers; a troupe.
5.(Mil.) A particular roll of the drum; a quick march.
6.See Boy scout, above.
v. i.1.To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.
[imp. & p. p. Trooped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trooping.]
2.To march on; to go forward in haste.
Nor do I, as an enemy to peace,
Troop in the throngs of military men.
- Shak.

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