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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

troop, troupe

The noun troop refers to a detachment of soldiers.

  • The decision was made to deploy combat troops in that mission.

The noun troupe refers to a group of actors or performers.

  • The Ukrainian dance troupe performed a lively folk dance.