Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of troop.
  • n. military personnel in uniform
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of troop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. soldiers collectively

Etymologies

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Examples

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'July bloodiest month for US-led troops'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'July is shaping up as the deadliest month for the US-led forces in Afghanistan, with the foreign troops\' death toll reaching the highest in the eight-year-war.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: July bloodiest month for US-led troops

  • But on the issue of sending troops to fight the Taliban and Al Qaeda NATO is simply and completely wrong. 5000 more \ "troops\" just ain\'t going to cut it.

    Lisa Solod Warren: Why NATO is Dead Wrong

  • Troops may run out of time to vote yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Troops may run out of time to vote'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Adding Insult to Injury: The Bush regime (in league with the Pentagon?) has been doing all it can to block the military vote, since "our troops" mostly don\'t support McBush, whose record on the troops\' & veterans\ 'benefits, etc., has been dismal.

    Troops may run out of time to vote

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'THE GREATEST WAR CRIME EVER: Making It Harder for Soldiers to Vote'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'The Bush Admin (in league with the Pentagon?) has been doing all it can to block the military vote, since "our troops" mostly don\'t support McBush, whose record on the troops\' and veterans\ 'benefits, etc., has been dismal.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: THE GREATEST WAR CRIME EVER: Making It Harder for Soldiers to Vote

  • The report, based upon evidence of unquestionable reliability, showed that Jews had been plundered and murdered not only by disorderly troops of Denikin's Volunteer Army, and by the troops of Petlura and by the robber bands led by "atamans," like Makhno, _but also by regular Bolshevist troops_.

    The Jew and American Ideals

  • Inclosed with Sir Sidney Smith's despatches is one from the secretary of Gezzar, dated Acre, March 1st, 1799, in which the Pacha urgently entreats the British commodore to come to his help, because his (Gezzar's) troops had failed to hold El Arisch, and the _same troops_ had also abandoned Gaza and were in great dread of the French at Jaffa.

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 1 of 2)

  • "If there shall not be a change in the present seeming purpose to yield to no accommodation of the national difficulties, and if troops shall be raised in the North to march against the people of the South, _a fire in the rear will be opened upon such troops_, which will either stop their march altogether or wonderfully accelerate it."

    The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government

  • With America on the verge of losing most of its troops in Iraq, the cry would go up to \'save the troops\ 'by nuking Iran. "

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: It's Too Early to Relax and Assume Bush & Co. Won't Nuke Iran

  • “Then we cross out the word troops and write in cars instead.”

    DEVILS IN EXILE

  • Also like to lose the term "boots on the ground" - dont know if people find the term troops offensive or what.

    chicagotribune.com -

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  • Heard on the morning news, "Four troops were killed in Afghanistan". This is either just wrong or troop has become a retro-singular word. What kept running through my mind was whether if one soldier had been killed they would have said, "One troop died today". Maybe.

    July 21, 2009