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Troop Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    troop n
  1. a group of soldiers
  2. a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company
  3. a unit of girl or boy scouts [syn: scout troop, scout group}]
  4. an orderly crowd; "a troop of children" [syn: flock] v
  5. march in a procession; "the veterans paraded down the street" [syn: parade, promenade]
  6. move or march as if in a crowd; "They children trooped into the room"
Troop Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Troop \Troop\, n. See Boy scout, above.
Troop Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Troop \Troop\, v. t. To troop the colors or colours (Mil.), in the British army, to perform a ceremony consisting essentially in carrying the colors, accompained by the band and escort, slowly before the troops drawn up in single file and usually in a hollow square, as in London on the sovereign's birthday. Trooper \Troop"er\, n. A mounted policeman. [Australia] Note: The black troopers of Queensland are a regiment of aboriginal police, employed chiefly for dispersing wild aborigines who encroach on sheep runs.
Troop Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Troop \Troop\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trooped; p. pr. & vb. n. Trooping.]
  1. To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops. ``Armies . . . troop to their standard.'' --Milton.
  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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A troop is a military unit, originally a small force of cavalry, subordinate to a squadron and headed by the troop leader. In many armies a troop is the equivalent unit to the infantry section or platoon. Exceptions are the Royal Horse Artillery and the US Cavalry, where troop refers to an infantry company or artillery battery.

A cavalry soldier of private rank is called a trooper (abbreviated Tpr., not to be confused with trouper).

A related sense of the term troop refers to soldiers collectively, as in the troops; see Troop (disambiguation).

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* O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind farewell content Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue O, farewell Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell Othello's occupation's gone - William Shakespeare


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