Troop vs Command - What's the difference?
In context|military|lang=en terms the difference between troop and command
is that troop
is (military) a small unit of cavalry or armour commanded by a captain, corresponding to a platoon or company of infantry while command
is (military) a body or troops, or any naval or military force, under the control of a particular officer; by extension, any object or body in someone's charge.
As nouns the difference between troop and command
is that troop
is a collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude while command
is an order, a compelling task given to an inferior or a machine.
As verbs the difference between troop and command
is that troop
is to move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops while command
is to order, give orders; to compel or direct with authority.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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)
An order to do something.
The right or authority to order, control or dispose of; the right to be obeyed or to compel obedience.
- I was given a command to cease shooting.
power of control, direction or disposal; mastery.
- to have command of an army
- he had command of the situation
- England has long held command of the sea
A position of chief authority; a position involving the right or power to order or control.
- a good command of language
The act of commanding; exercise or authority of influence.
- General Smith was placed in command .
(military) A body or troops, or any naval or military force, under the control of a particular officer; by extension, any object or body in someone's charge.
* 1899 ,
- Command cannot be otherwise than savage, for it implies an appeal to force, should force be needful.'' (''H. Spencer , Social Statics, p. 180)
Dominating situation; range or control or oversight; extent of view or outlook.
(computing) A directive to a computer program acting as an interpreter of some kind, in order to perform a specific task.
(baseball) The degree of control a pitcher has over his pitches.
- I asked myself what I was to do there, now my boat was lost. As a matter of fact, I had plenty to do in fishing my command out of the river.
- He's got good command tonight.
To order, give orders; to compel or direct with authority.
- The soldier was commanded to cease firing.
* Francis Bacon
- The king commanded his servant to bring him dinner.
- We are commanded' to forgive our enemies, but you never read that we are ' commanded to forgive our friends.
To have or exercise supreme power, control or authority over, especially military; to have under direction or control.
- Go to your mistress: / Say, I command her come to me.
- to command an army or a ship
- Monmouth commanded the English auxiliaries.
To require with authority; to demand, order, enjoin.
- Such aid as I can spare you shall command .
- he commanded silence
* 2013 , Louise Taylor, English talent gets left behind as Premier League keeps importing'' (in ''The Guardian , 20 August 2013)[http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2013/aug/19/english-talent-premier-league-importing]
- If thou be the son of God, command that these stones be made bread. (Mat. IV. 3.)
to dominate through ability, resources, position etc.; to overlook.
- The reasons for this growing disconnect are myriad and complex but the situation is exacerbated by the reality that those English players who do smash through our game's "glass ceiling" command radically inflated transfer fees.
To exact, compel or secure by influence; to deserve, claim.
- Bridges commanded by a fortified house. (Motley.)
- A good magistrate commands the respect and affections of the people.
- Justice commands the respect and affections of the people.
- The best goods command the best price.
To hold, to control the use of.
- This job commands a salary of £30,000.
- The fort commanded the bay.
- bridges commanded by a fortified house
- Up to the eastern tower, / Whose height commands as subject all the vale.
(archaic) To have a view, as from a superior position.
- One side commands a view of the finest garden.
(obsolete) To direct to come; to bestow.
* Bible, Leviticus xxv. 21
- Far and wide his eye commands .
- I will command my blessing upon you.
* (give an order) decree, order
* chain of command
* command economy
* command guidance
* command key
* command language
* command line
* command module
* command performance
* command post
* high command
* second in command
* trains command
* your wish is my command