A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.
(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").
- That which should accompany old age — / As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends — / I must not look to have.
- Farewell the plumed troop , and the big wars.
(nonstandard) A company of stageplayers; a troupe.
- His troops moved to victory with the precision of machines.
(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.
* troop carrier
To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.
* , chapter=5
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.
* troop the colour (qualifier)
a large group of people, animals or things, compact or closely massed, or tightly knit and united in common purpose.
* 2007 , The Guardian, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2073710,00.html]
* 2007 , The Guardian, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/freedom/Story/0,,2065311,00.html]
- There, the Paisleyites were being held back by another phalanx of soldiers and policemen.
One of the bones of the finger or toe.
An ancient Greek and Macedonian military unit that consisted of several ranks and files (lines) of soldiers in close array with joined shields and long spears.
(historical sociology) A Fourierite utopian community; a phalanstery.
- The Guardian today listed a phalanx of ministers who back the bill, including Tessa Jowell, the culture secretary, Tony McNulty, the policing minister, Andy Burnham, the junior health minister, Ian Pearson, the climate change minister, John Healey, the financial secretary to the Treasury, and Keith Hill, parliamentary private secretary to Tony Blair
* (bone of the finger) distal phalanx, intermediate phalanx, proximal phalanx