What is the difference between troop and hyphen?

troop | hyphen |


As nouns the difference between troop and hyphen

is that troop is a collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude while hyphen is symbol "-", typically used to join two or more words to form a compound term, or to indicate that a word has been split at the end of a line.

As verbs the difference between troop and hyphen

is that troop is to move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops while hyphen is {{context|transitive|dated|lang=en}} to separate or punctuate with a hyphen; to hyphenate.

As a proper noun hyphen is

{{context|colloquial|lang=en}} (used to refer to a person with a hyphenated name).

As a conjunction hyphen is

(used to emphasize the coordinating function usually indicated by the punctuation "-").

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 ----

    hyphen

    English

    (wikipedia hyphen)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Symbol "", typically used to join two or more words to form a compound term, or to indicate that a word has been split at the end of a line.
  • (figuratively) Something that links two more consequential things.
  • Usage notes

    Because the original symbol "-" (technically the hyphen-minus) covered usages aside from hyphenation there have been additional subsequent symbols created for hyphenation needs. They include the " (non-breaking hyphen) and the non-visible soft hyphen.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (dated) To separate or punctuate with a hyphen; to hyphenate.
  • Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (colloquial) (Used to refer to a person with a hyphenated name)
  • Conjunction

    (English Conjunctions)
  • (Used to emphasize the coordinating function usually indicated by the punctuation "-").
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Synonyms

    * (used as coordinator) slash, cum

    See also

    * minus, minus sign * (Hebrew maqaf) * (wikipedia "hyphen") (punctuation) English coordinating conjunctions ----