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[ troop ]SEE DEFINITION OF troops

Synonyms for troops

  • armed forces
  • army
  • contingent
  • crew
  • delegation
  • gang
  • military
  • party
  • servicemen
  • squad
  • team
  • troops
  • unit
  • assemblage
  • assembly
  • band
  • body
  • bunch
  • collection
  • combatants
  • company
  • corps
  • crowd
  • drove
  • flock
  • forces
  • gathering
  • herd
  • horde
  • host
  • legion
  • men
  • multitude
  • number
  • outfit
  • pack
  • soldiers
  • soldiery
  • swarm
  • throng
  • troopers
  • troupe
  • fighting men
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Antonyms for troops

  • individual
  • one
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TROOPS

In January, 1876, the Herzegovinians gained a victory over the Turkish troops.

The troops moved in as good line as troops could move, at open files.

He determined on the latter, and put his four troops of cavalry in motion.

When Nicias had concluded his stirring appeal, the embarkation of the troops began.

So far so good; but how were the troops to get across the river?

They gathered accordingly, to oppose the advance of the troops.

They are astounded that the troops do not take it in good part.

The troops reached their respective camps at about 11 o'clock.

But the troops were now deployed and able to bring their numbers to bear.

It was now possible for troops to advance along the causeway.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "body of soldiers," from Middle French troupe, from Old French trope "band of people, company, troop" (13c.), probably from Frankish *throp "assembly, gathering of people" (cf. Old English ðorp, Old Norse thorp "village," see thorp). OED derives the French word from Latin troppus "flock," which is of unknown origin but may be from the Germanic source.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TROOPS

aide

nounassistant

armies

nounmilitary force, usually for land
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