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 verbgroup 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 phrase2)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 verbmember of a group:
The attack was carried out by a rebel group.the leader of a group:
She was a member of a right-wing political group.join a group:
He became the leader of a paramilitary group.form a group:
Why don't you join the local drama 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 groupsgroup of:
Firms should employ more people in the over-55 age group.belong to a group:
There are worries about the safety of this group of chemicals.
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.groups of three/four/ten etc:
Students can work individually, in pairs, or in groups.split/divide someone into groups:
Can you get yourselves into groups of four, please?
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 group6) 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 waygroup someone/something according to something:
We were told to group the ideas under four headings.group someone/something into something:
The students are grouped according to ability.group someone/something together:
The topics have been grouped into broad categories.
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 placegroup something around/along/on etc:
The new buildings will be grouped around a large courtyard.3) [intransitive/transitive] to get into one or more groupsgroup together:
Can you group yourselves into threes?
I want everyone to group together over here.
English dictionary. 2014.
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