Meaning of GROUP in English


(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

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


A ~ 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 ~ of football supporters...

The students work in ~s on complex problems.

N-COUNT-COLL: oft N of n


A ~ 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 ~ are staging a protest inside a chemical plant.

N-COUNT: usu supp N


A ~ 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 ~...

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

N-COUNT: usu supp N


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

The ~ made a pre-tax profit of ?1.05 million.

...a French-based insurance ~.

N-COUNT: usu supp N


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

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

...Billy Bragg’s backing ~.

= band



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

The fact sheets are ~ed into seven sections...

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

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

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


see also ~ing , blood ~ , ginger ~ , pressure ~

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