What is the difference between troop and baboon?

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As nouns the difference between troop and baboon

is that troop is a collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude while baboon is (zoology) mostly african primates one of the old world quadrumana, of the genera (taxlink) and papio ; the dog-faced ape baboons have dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks.

As a verb troop

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

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

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    See also

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    Anagrams

    * English collective nouns ----

    baboon

    English

    (wikipedia baboon)

    Alternative forms

    * babian, babion * ** babewyne ** baboyne * ** babewen ** babewin ** babewyn ** babwen ** babwyn ** baubyn * ** baboon ** baboone ** babound ** baboune ** baboyn ** babwyne * ** baboon ** baboone ** baboune * ** baboon

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An Old World monkey of the genus Papio , having dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks.
  • * 1971 : Philip José Farmer, Down in the Black Gang: and others; a story collection , page 79 (Nelson Doubleday)
  • Mix swallowed the comment he wanted to make, that the council hall stank like a congress of baboons . But he was in no position to insult his host, nor should he. The man was only expressing the attitude of his time.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
  • , author=John T. Jost , title=Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)? , volume=100, issue=2, page=162 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=He draws eclectically on studies of baboons , descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record.}}

    Usage notes

    The collective noun for baboons is troop .

    Derived terms

    * baboonery * baboonish

    See also

    * chacma * drill * mandrill *

    References