Troop Troop, v. t.

{To troop the colors} or {To troop the colours} (Mil.), in the British army, to perform a ceremony consisting essentially in carrying the colors, accompanied 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Troop — Troop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Trooped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trooping}.] 1. To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops. Armies . . . troop to their standard. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To march on; to go forward in haste. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • troop — [tro͞op] n. [Fr troupe < OFr, back form. < troupeau < ML troppus, a flock < Frank * throp, a crowd; akin to OE thorp, village: see THORP] 1. a group of persons, animals, or, formerly, things; herd, flock, band, etc. 2. loosely a great …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • troop — (n.) 1540s, body of soldiers, from M.Fr. troupe, from O.Fr. trope band of people, company, troop (13c.), probably from Frank. *throp assembly, gathering of people (Cf. O.E. ðorp, O.N. thorp village, see THORP (Cf. thorp)). OED derives the French… …   Etymology dictionary

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