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Troop appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Poor taste wets a troop.
  • We faded away, Alamo troop, ere we were poor; to Malaya waded a few.
  • Sex: impugn it, film it or rap a poor troop a parrot I’m lifting up mixes.
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Definition of the noun troop

What does troop mean as a name of something?

Troop is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: troops

  1. a group of soldiers
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic term: army unit = a military unit that is part of an army
    • more specific term: shock troops = soldiers who are specially trained and armed to lead an assault
  2. a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic term: army unit = a military unit that is part of an army
    • member of: cavalry = a highly mobile army unit
  3. a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts
  4. an orderly crowd
    • example: a troop of children
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of troop: flock
    • more generic word: crowd = a large number of things or people considered together

Alternative definition of the noun troop


  1. A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.
  2. [military] A small unit of cavalry or armour commanded by a captain, corresponding to a platoon or company of infantry.
  3. A detachment of soldiers or police, especially horse artillery, armour, or state troopers.
  4. Soldiers, military forces (usually "troops").
  5. [nonstandard] A company of stageplayers; a troupe.
  6. A particular roll of the drum
  7. a unit of girl or boy scouts
  8. an orderly crowd
  9. [mycology] Mushrooms that are in a close group but not close enough to be called a cluster.

Definition of the verb troop

What does troop mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: trooped | trooping | troops

  1. march in a procession
    • example: The children troop to the playground
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of troop: parade / promenade
    • more generic words: march / process = march in a procession
  2. move or march as if in a crowd

Alternative definition of the verb troop


  1. To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.
  2. To march on; to go forward in haste.
  3. to move or march as if in a crowd; “The children trooped into the room”.


  1. Troop is an R&B group from Pasadena, California. The group has had five number one singles and ten top ten singles on the Billboard R&B Charts. They have also completed five albums, which include three certified gold and one certified platinum album. TROOP is an acronym for "Total Respect Of Other People". The group is most notable for a series of number-one R&B hits, including two popular cover versions of songs such as "All I Do Is Think of You" and "Sweet November", originally performed by the musical acts, The Jackson 5 and The Deele respectively, and also had number-one hits with original songs such as "Mamacita" and "Spread My Wings".
  2. Troop is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like B.Troop, Troop 47 and A Troop of Echoes.


Who is Troop?

Troop a.k.a. Allen McNeil was a film editor.


  1. "Troop": TROOP is the self-titled first album by new jack swing group Troop.
  2. "Troop" is a composition.


Troop is a fictional character from the 2004 film Layer Cake.


Troop is an aircraft type.

Phrases with Troop

Phrases starting with the word Troop:

  1. troop carrier
  2. troop movement
  3. troop transport

Phrases ending with the word Troop:

  1. to troop
  2. scout troop

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Troop

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Google previewLed Soldiers

A Troop is the subdivision of a cavalry or armoured cavalry squadron. A squadron consists of two or more ...

Google previewLittle Buddy Goes to Scout Camp (2013)

by Don Wible

“Towson Troop is the winner!” shouted the camp director, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

A troop is a company or band that works or acts together in close formation or in unanimity; the term frequently suggests a throng or multitude (there entertain him all the saints above , ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

troop basis — An approved list of those military units and individuals (including civilians) required for ...

Google previewHippie Dictionary (2013)

A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and 1970s by John Bassett Mccleary

Troop Strengths and Deaths Chambliss was the only one convicted at the time. Also suspected were Thomas Blanton, lr., Bobby Frank Cherry, and Herman Cash. Cash died without ever being charged, but after the turn ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* TROOP. n.s. (troupe, Fr. troppa, Italian : troope, Dutch ; trop, Swedish ; troppa, low Lat.] ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklife (2015)

by Simon J Bronner

The typical Boy Scout patrol meetings, troop meetings, weekend campouts, and especially the longer summer encampments become the sites and occasions for a large repertoire of traditional folk performances. The informal oral and ...

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Quotes about Troop

The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St. Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with a scout troop from my school. (Abbe Pierre)
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Scrabble value of T1R1O1O1P3

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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