Troop vs Knight - What's the difference?

troop | knight |


As a noun troop

is a collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.

As a verb troop

is to move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.

As a proper noun knight is

an english status surname for someone who was a mounted soldier.

troop

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.
  • * Shakespeare
  • That which should accompany old age — / As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends — / I must not look to have.
  • (military) A small unit of cavalry or armour commanded by a captain, corresponding to a platoon or company of infantry.
  • A detachment of soldiers or police, especially horse artillery, armour, or state troopers.
  • Soldiers, military forces (usually "troops").
  • * Shakespeare
  • Farewell the plumed troop , and the big wars.
  • * Macaulay
  • His troops moved to victory with the precision of machines.
  • (nonstandard) A company of stageplayers; a troupe.
  • (label) A basic unit of girl or boy scouts, consisting of 6 to 10 youngsters.
  • A group of baboons.
  • A particular roll of the drum; a quick march.
  • (mycology) Mushrooms that are in a close group but not close enough to be called a cluster.
  • Derived terms

    * trooper * troopship * troop carrier

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, […], down the nave to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.}}
  • To march on; to go forward in haste.
  • To move or march as if in a crowd.
  • Derived terms

    * troop the colour (qualifier)

    References

    * *

    See also

    *

    Anagrams

    * English collective nouns ----

    knight

    English

    (wikipedia knight)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) knight, kniht, from (etyl) cniht, cneht, ‘to ball up, pinch, compress’.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A warrior, especially of the Middle Ages.
  • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
  • A young servant or follower; a military attendant.
  • Nowadays, a person on whom a knighthood has been conferred by a monarch.
  • (chess) A chess piece, often in the shape of a horse's head, that is moved two squares in one direction and one at right angles to that direction in a single move, leaping over any intervening pieces.
  • (card games, dated) A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave or jack.
  • Synonyms
    * (chess piece) horse (rare)
    Derived terms
    * knight adventurer * knight adventurous * knightage * Knight Bachelor, knight bachelor * knight-bairn * knight-banneret * knight baronet * knight brother * knight caligate of arms * knight-cross * knight-errant * knightess * knightfully * knight-head * knighthood * knightify * knight in shining armor, knight in shining armour * knightless * knightling * knightly * Knight Marshal, knight-marshal * knight-money * knight of adventurers * knight of arms * Knight of Grace * knight of industry, knight of the industry * Knight of Justice * Knight of Malta * Knight of Parliament * Knight of Rhodes * knight of St Crispin * Knight of St John * knight of the carpet * knight of the chamber * Knight of the Bath * knight of the blade * knight of the brush * knight of the cleaver * knight of the collar * Knight of the Commonty * knight of the cue * knight of the elbow * knight of the field * Knight of the Garter * knight of the grammar * knight of the knife * knight of the needle * knight of the order of the fork * knight of the pen * knight of the pencil * knight of the pestle * knight of the post * knight of the quill * knight of the rainbow * knight of the road * Knight of the Round Table * Knight of the Rueful Countenance * knight of the shears * Knight of the Shire * knight of the spigot * Knight of the Spur * knight of the square flag * knight of the stick * knight of the thimble * Knight of the Thistle * knight of the vapour * knight of the wheel * knight of the whip * knight of the whipping-post * Knight of Windsor * Knights of Columbus * Knights of Labor * Knights of Pythias * knight's cross * knight-service * knight's fee * knightship * knight's milfoil * knight's move * knight's pondwort * knight's progress * knight's star * knight's water-sengreen * knight's wort * knight's woundwort * Knight Templar * knight wager * knight-weed * knight-wife * Military Knight of Windsor * Naval Knights of Windsor * (l)
    See also
    * *

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) knighten, , from the noun. Cognate with (etyl) knehten.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To confer knighthood upon.
  • The king knighted the young squire .
  • (chess) To promote (a pawn) to a knight.
  • Synonyms
    * dub
    Derived terms
    * knighted * knighting

    See also

    * paladin * baronet ----