(1) A group of soldiers
(2) A cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company
(3) An orderly crowd
"A troop of children"
(4) A unit of girl or boy scouts
(5) Move or march as if in a crowd
"They children trooped into the room"
(6) March in a procession
"The veterans paraded down the street"
Attested in English since 1545, from (back-formation of , diminutive of troppus "flock") and (from trope "band, company, troop"), both of origin from } from from . Akin to þorp, þrop "village, farm, estate" (Modern thorp), þorp, þorp.
- A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.
- 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").
- A company of stageplayers; a troupe.
- A particular roll of the drum
- a unit of girl or boy scouts
- an orderly crowd
- To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.
- To march on; to go forward in haste.
- to move or march as if in a crowd; “The children trooped into the room”.