Troop vs Squad - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between troop and squad

is that troop is a collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude while squad is a group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members.

As a verb troop

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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)

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    squad

    English

    (wikipedia squad)

    Alternative forms

    * escouade (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members.
  • A unit of tactical military personnel, or of police officers, usually of about ten members.
  • * 1912 , in The New England magazine , volume 47:
  • A squad of soldiers ordered them to disperse but instead of doing so they commenced throwing ice and rocks.
  • (cricket, soccer, rugby) A group of potential players from whom a starting team and substitutes are chosen.
  • (UK, dialect) sloppy mud
  • (Tennyson)

    Derived terms

    * flying squad

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