Group Group, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grouped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grouping}.] [Cf. F. grouper. See {Group}, n.] To form a group of; to arrange or combine in a group or in groups, often with reference to mutual relation and the best effect; to form an assemblage of. [1913 Webster]

The difficulty lies in drawing and disposing, or, as the painters term it, in grouping such a multitude of different objects. --Prior. [1913 Webster] {Grouped columns} (Arch.), three or more columns placed upon the same pedestal. [1913 Webster]

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