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Definitions of group word
- noun group any collection or assemblage of persons or things; cluster; aggregation: a group of protesters; a remarkable group of paintings. 1
- noun group a number of persons or things ranged or considered together as being related in some way. 1
- noun group Also called radical. Chemistry. two or more atoms specifically arranged, as the hydroxyl group, –OH. Compare free radical. 1
- noun group Linguistics. (in the classification of related languages within a family) a category of a lower order than a subbranch and of a higher order than a subgroup: the Low German group of West Germanic languages. any grouping of languages, whether it is made on the basis of geography, genetic relationship, or something else. 1
- noun group Geology. a division of stratified rocks comprising two or more formations. 1
- noun group Military. Army. a flexible administrative and tactical unit consisting of two or more battalions and a headquarters. Air Force. an administrative and operational unit subordinate to a wing, usually composed of two or more squadrons. 1
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Origin of group
First appearance:before 1665
One of the 47% oldest English words
1665-75; < French groupe < Italian gruppo ≪ Germanic
Parts of speech for Group
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
group usage trend in Literature
Synonyms for group
- body — Your body is all your physical parts, including your head, arms, and legs.
- crowd — A crowd is a large group of people who have gathered together, for example to watch or listen to something interesting, or to protest about something.
- faction — a form of writing or filmmaking that treats real people or events as if they were fictional or uses them as an integral part of a fictional account.
- club — A club is an organization of people interested in a particular activity or subject who usually meet on a regular basis.
- company — A company is a business organization that makes money by selling goods or services.
- meet — greatest lower bound
- arrange — If you arrange an event or meeting, you make plans for it to happen.
- organize — to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action: to organize a committee.
- gather — to bring together into one group, collection, or place: to gather firewood; to gather the troops.
- systematize — to arrange in or according to a system; reduce to a system; make systematic.
- tribal — of, relating to, or characteristic of a tribe: tribal customs.
- social — relating to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations: a social club.
- grouper — any of various sea basses of the family Serranidae, especially of the genera Epinephelus and Mycteroperca, of tropical and subtropical seas.
- societal — noting or pertaining to large social groups, or to their activities, customs, etc.
- corporate — Corporate means relating to business corporations or to a particular business corporation.
Antonyms for group
- individual — a single human being, as distinguished from a group.
- whole — comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.
- one — being or amounting to a single unit or individual or entire thing, item, or object rather than two or more; a single: one woman; one nation; one piece of cake.
- soloist — a person who performs a solo.
- disarrange — to disturb the arrangement of; disorder; unsettle.
- disorder — lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.
- disorganize — to destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or orderly connection of; throw into confusion or disorder.
- disperse — to drive or send off in various directions; scatter: to disperse a crowd.
- scatter — to throw loosely about; distribute at irregular intervals: to scatter seeds.
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