group

I UK [ɡruːp] / US [ɡrup] noun [countable]
Word forms "group":
singular group plural groups
***
1)
a) a small number of people who are together in the same place: can be followed by a singular or plural verb
group of:

There was a group of girls following him.

A group of her friends were waiting for her inside.

b) a small number of things, especially things that are not physical objects

a group of words that make up a phrase

2)
a) a set of people who meet or do something together because they share the same purpose or ideas: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

The attack was carried out by a rebel group.

member of a group:

She was a member of a right-wing political group.

the leader of a group:

He became the leader of a paramilitary group.

join a group:

Why don't you join the local drama group?

form a group:

He eventually formed a religious group, the Church of Nagriamel.

b) [only before noun] done or made by a group

He didn't join in any of the group activities.

Being involved in a group decision can increase an individual's motivation.

3) a set of people, animals, or things that are considered together because they are similar in some way: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

people from different ethnic and minority groups

Firms should employ more people in the over-55 age group.

group of:

There are worries about the safety of this group of chemicals.

belong to a group:

Killer whales belong to the group known as "toothed whales".

4) one of the sets that a large number of people or things is divided into: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

We'll be put in the novice group.

All the test subjects in Group B were given the new drug.

Students can work individually, in pairs, or in groups.

groups of three/four/ten etc:

Can you get yourselves into groups of four, please?

split/divide someone into groups:

The boys were split into four groups.

5) a small number of musicians or singers who perform together regularly: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

members of a pop group

an all-female group

6) business an organization that consists of several companies or other institutions: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

The company is part of the Target group.

The Mirror Group already owned a satellite TV channel.


II UK [ɡruːp] / US [ɡrup] verb
Word forms "group":
present tense I/you/we/they group he/she/it groups present participle grouping past tense grouped past participle grouped
*
1) [transitive, usually passive] to put people or things into groups, especially groups in which the members are similar in some way

We were told to group the ideas under four headings.

group someone/something according to something:

The students are grouped according to ability.

group someone/something into something:

The topics have been grouped into broad categories.

group someone/something together:

All the cleaning services will be grouped together for convenience.

2) [transitive, usually passive] to be arranged in one or more groups, so that everything in each group is together in a place
group something around/along/on etc:

The new buildings will be grouped around a large courtyard.

3) [intransitive/transitive] to get into one or more groups

Can you group yourselves into threes?

group together:

I want everyone to group together over here.


English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • group — [gruːp] noun [countable] 1. also group of companies ORGANIZATIONS a large business organization that consists of several companies that all have the same owner: • Burmah Castrol, the lubricants group • the sale of the Rover Group to BMW …   Financial and business terms

  • Group — can refer to: Sociology * Group action (sociology) * Group behaviour * Groups of people, a description of various different human groups ** Peer group ** Workgroup * Group dynamics * Group (sociology), a sub set of a culture or of a society *… …   Wikipedia

  • Group C — was a category of auto racing, introduced into sports car racing by the FIA in 1982, along with Group A for touring cars and Group B for GTs. It was designed to replace both Group 5 Special Production Cars (closed top touring prototypes like… …   Wikipedia

  • Group f/64 — was a group of famous San Francisco photographers who espoused a common philosophy and photographic style. The group was created in 1932, and it is usually listed as including: * Ansel Adams+ * Imogen Cunningham+ * John Paul Edwards+ * Consuelo… …   Wikipedia

  • Gröûp X — (also known as Gröûp X: Arabian Rap Sensations) is a faux Arabian rock band, claiming to be from the fictional village of Cramshananteen, Saudi Arabia. They play a mix of rap and rock. They are known for using comically accented and mangled… …   Wikipedia

  • GROUP-E — Collaboration Software Entwickler endo7 Aktuelle Version 1.7.25 (31. März 2011) Betriebssystem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • group — n Group, cluster, bunch, parcel, lot mean a collection or assemblage of persons or of things. Group implies some unifying relationship, however tenuous (as a similarity of activity, of purpose, or of nature), and ordinarily a degree of physical… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Group 1 — * Group 1 element an element classification for Alkali metal * Group 1 (racing) a FIA classification for auto racing that preceded Group N * Group 1 thoroughbred horse races, are the leading events in the sport. * Group 1 Automotive a publicly… …   Wikipedia

  • Group 4 — may refer to: * Group 4 element an element classification * Group 4 (racing) an FIA classification for cars in auto racing and rallying * Group 4 Securicor a prominent British security company * IB Group 4 subjects a subject group for the… …   Wikipedia

  • group — group, social group A number of individuals, defined by formal or informal criteria of membership, who share a feeling of unity or are bound together in relatively stable patterns of interaction. The latter criterion is necessary in order to… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • group — [gro͞op] n. [Fr groupe < It gruppo, a knot, lump, group < Gmc * kruppa, round mass: see CROP] 1. a number of persons or things gathered closely together and forming a recognizable unit; cluster; aggregation; band [a group of houses] 2. a… …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.