Troop vs Troopmate - What's the difference?

troop | troopmate |

As nouns the difference between troop and troopmate

is that troop is a collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude while troopmate is one who is in the same military troop.

As a verb troop

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(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


    (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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    (en noun)
  • One who is in the same military troop.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2009, date=August 14, author=Alan Schwarz, title=An Injured Soldier Re-emerges as a Sprinter, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=After managing to drive his four troopmates back to base ?— valor that earned him a Bronze Star ?—? Fields woke up in a hospital in Germany with a choice: have surgery and be discharged, or amputate and stay a soldier. }}