American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A group or band of people.
- n. A companion or associate.
- n. A generational group as defined in demographics, statistics, or market research: "The cohort of people aged 30 to 39 . . . were more conservative” ( American Demographics).
- n. One of the 10 divisions of a Roman legion, consisting of 300 to 600 men.
- n. A group of soldiers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity, an infantry division of the legion, instituted as a regular body by Marius, though the name was used before his time with a less definite Signification. Its original strength was 300 men, but, the cohort becoming the tactical unit of the army, the effective number was raised almost immediately to 500, or perhaps to 600, and remained practically the same until the end of the empire. The name was also given to bodies of auxiliary troops of the same strength, not necessarily organized into legions, and distinguished either according to nationality or according to their arm, as cohortes funditorum, the slingers; cohortes sagittariorum, the bowmen. See
- n. Hence A band or body of warriors in general.
- n. In some systems of botanical and zoölogical classification, a large group of no definitely fixed grade. In zoölogy it is usually intermediate between a family and an order; in botany it is usually a grade next higher than an order, but inferior to a class. Alliance has been used in the botanical sense.
- n. A group of people supporting the same thing or person.
- n. statistics A demographic grouping of people, especially those in a defined age group, or having a common characteristic.
- n. military, history Any division of a Roman legion, normally of about 500 men.
- n. An accomplice; abettor; associate.
- n. Any band or body of warriors.
- n. botany A natural group of orders of plants, less comprehensive than a class.
- n. A colleague.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Rom. Antiq.) A body of about five or six hundred soldiers; the tenth part of a legion.
- n. Any band or body of warriors.
- n. (Bot.) A natural group of orders of plants, less comprehensive than a class.
- n. a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)
- n. a group of people having approximately the same age
- n. a company of companions or supporters
- From Latin cohors (stem cohort-), perhaps via Old French cohorte. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French cohorte, from Latin cohors, cohort-; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Specifically, when you have cases in which one cohort quite blatantly loots the local treasury and then another cohort is asked to make up for the shortfall, it is is natural for the second cohort to object.”
“But if higher marriage rates among women in the cohort is a fact, it seems to be a fact that should get a lot of attention.”
“This cohort is as Republican as Republican gets: no group is more conservative on moral values, economic issues, or foreign policy.”
“We need what we call cohort training, where units train together, you know, as they would respond to an event.”
“Marci Bonham chose the global executive M.B.A. program at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business because 60% of the cohort is non-American.”
“Once again cohort studies (the same kind of potentially biased research that led to the conclusion that flu vaccine cuts mortality by 50 percent) are behind these claims.”
“To get a rough idea of whether these improvements were real – or were, at least partially, a result of the change in cohort demographics (the shift was even stronger among NAEP test-takers) – we can check the changes in average scores for different subgroups.”
“Climate and population density induce long-term cohort variation in a northern ungulate.”
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