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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Troop  \Troop\,  n. 
  See  {Boy  scout},  above. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Troop  \Troop\,  v.  t. 
  {To  troop  the}  {colors  or  colours}  (Mil.),  in  the  British 
  army,  to  perform  a  ceremony  consisting  essentially  in 
  carrying  the  colors,  accompained  by  the  band  and  escort, 
  slowly  before  the  troops  drawn  up  in  single  file  and 
  usually  in  a  hollow  square,  as  in  London  on  the 
  sovereign's  birthday.  Trooper  \Troop"er\,  n. 
  A  mounted  policeman.  [Australia] 
  Note:  The  {black  troopers}  of  Queensland  are  a  regiment  of 
  aboriginal  police,  employed  chiefly  for  dispersing  wild 
  aborigines  who  encroach  on  sheep  runs. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Troop  \Troop\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Trooped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  move  in  numbers;  to  come  or  gather  in  crowds  or  troops. 
  ``Armies  .  .  .  troop  to  their  standard.''  --Milton. 
  2.  To  march  on  to  go  forward  in  haste. 
  Nor  do  I,  as  an  enemy  to  peace,  Troop  in  the  throngs 
  of  military  men.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Troop  \Troop\,  n.  [F.  troupe,  OF  trope,  trupe,  LL  troppus  of 
  uncertain  origin;  cf  Icel.  [thorn]orp  a  hamlet,  village,  G. 
  dorf  a  village,  dial.  G.  dorf  a  meeting.  Norw.  torp  a  little 
  farm,  a  crowd,  E.  thorp.  Cf  {Troupe}.] 
  1.  A  collection  of  people;  a  company;  a  number;  a  multitude. 
  That  which  should  accompany  old  age  --  As  honor, 
  love,  obedience,  troops  of  friends  --  I  must  not 
  look  to  have  --Shak. 
  2.  Soldiers,  collectively;  an  army;  --  now  generally  used  in 
  the  plural. 
  Farewell  the  plumed  troop,  and  the  big  wars.  --Shak. 
  His  troops  moved  to  victory  with  the  precision  of 
  machines.  --Macaulay. 
  3.  (Mil.)  Specifically,  a  small  body  of  cavalry,  light  horse, 
  or  dragoons,  consisting  usually  of  about  sixty  men, 
  commanded  by  a  captain;  the  unit  of  formation  of  cavalry, 
  corresponding  to  the  company  in  infantry.  Formerly,  also 
  a  company  of  horse  artillery;  a  battery. 
  4.  A  company  of  stageplayers;  a  troupe.  --W.  Coxe. 
  5.  (Mil.)  A  particular  roll  of  the  drum;  a  quick  march. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  group  of  soldiers 
  2:  a  cavalry  unit  corresponding  to  an  infantry  company 
  3:  a  unit  of  girl  or  boy  scouts  [syn:  {scout  troop},  {scout 
  4:  an  orderly  crowd;  "a  troop  of  children"  [syn:  {flock}] 
  v  1:  march  in  a  procession  [syn:  {parade},  {promenade}] 
  2:  move  or  march  as  if  in  a  crowd;  "They  children  trooped  into 
  the  room" 

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