Meaning of GROUP in English

GROUP

transcription, транскрипция: [ gru:p ]

( groups, grouping, grouped)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

A group of people or things is a number of people or things which are together in one place at one time.

The trouble involved a small group of football supporters...

The students work in groups on complex problems.

N-COUNT-COLL : oft N of n

2.

A group is a set of people who have the same interests or aims, and who organize themselves to work or act together.

...the Minority Rights Group...

Members of an environmental group are staging a protest inside a chemical plant.

N-COUNT : usu supp N

3.

A group is a set of people, organizations, or things which are considered together because they have something in common.

She is among the most promising players in her age group...

As a group, today’s old people are still relatively deprived.

N-COUNT : usu supp N

4.

A group is a number of separate commercial or industrial firms which all have the same owner. ( BUSINESS )

The group made a pre-tax profit of £1.05 million.

...a French-based insurance group.

N-COUNT : usu supp N

5.

A group is a number of musicians who perform together, especially ones who play popular music.

At school he played bass in a pop group called The Urge.

...Billy Bragg’s backing group.

= band

N-COUNT

6.

If a number of things or people are grouped together or group together , they are together in one place or within one organization or system.

The fact sheets are grouped into seven sections...

The G-7 organization groups together the world’s seven leading industrialized nations...

We want to encourage them to group together to act as a big purchaser.

VERB : be V-ed prep , V pl-n with together , V together , also V n prep

7.

see also grouping , blood group , ginger group , pressure group

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