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Definition of Troop


  1. See Boy scout, above.
  2. A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.
  3. Soldiers, collectively; an army; -- now generally used in the plural.
  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. A company of stageplayers; a troupe.
  6. A particular roll of the drum; a quick march.
  7. To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.
  8. To march on; to go forward in haste.

Troop Quotations

I am also the product of a place called Paint Creek. Doesn't have a zip code. It's too small to be called a town along the rolling plains of Texas. We grew dryland cotton and wheat, and when I wasn't farming or attending Paint Creek Rural School, I was generally over at Troop 48 working on my Eagle Scout award.
Rick Perry

Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you a poorly uniformed leader.
Robert Baden-Powell

The idea of aerial military surveillance dates back to the Civil War, when both the Union and the Confederacy used hot-air balloons to spy on the other side, tracking troop movements and helping to direct artillery fire.
Michael Hastings

My brother Jim and I spent many wonderful summers working on dairy farms in Wisconsin owned by Mom's cousins, and as members of our local Boy Scout troop.
Peter Agre

Our moral authority is as important, if not more important, than our troop strength or our high-tech weapons. We are rapidly losing that moral authority, not only in the Arab world but all over the world.
Robert Reich
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Troop Translations

troop in Dutch is horde, bende
troop in French is troupe
troop in German is Schar, Truppe, Trupp
troop in Hungarian is falka, sereg
troop in Italian is truppa
troop in Latin is caterva
troop in Portuguese is tropa
troop in Spanish is tropa
troop in Swedish is marschera, skara, trupp, manskap, tropp
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