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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 troop /ˈtrup/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Troop n.
 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.
 5. Mil. A particular roll of the drum; a quick march.
 6. See Boy scout, above.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”
 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)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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; "the veterans paraded down the
           street" [syn: parade, promenade]
      2: move or march as if in a crowd; "They children trooped into
         the room"