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Group

Usage statistics for the noun group:

spoken English34.33%written English65.67% conversational speech15.54%task-oriented speech84.46% imaginative writing12.92%informational writing87.08%
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Group is sometimes a misspelling of ground or groups.

The word group is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun group

What does group mean as a name of something?

Group is one of the top 50 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being the 9th most common noun in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: groups

  1. any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    • lexical domain: Tops - unique beginner for nouns
    • synonym of group: grouping
    • more generic terms: abstract entity / abstraction = a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
    • more specific terms:
      • human beings / human race / humankind / humanity / mankind / humans / world / man = all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
      • arrangement = an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit
      • straggle = a wandering or disorderly grouping
      • kingdom = a basic group of natural objects
      • biological group = a group of plants or animals
      • biotic community / community = a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
      • people = any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
      • social group = people sharing some social relation
      • accumulation / aggregation / assemblage / collection = several things grouped together or considered as a whole
      • edition = all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time
      • electron shell = a grouping of electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom
      • ethnic group / ethnos = people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
      • race = people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock
      • association = a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species
      • fold = any group of people sharing a history, religion, activity, goal, etc.
      • cloud / swarm = a group of many things in the air or on the ground
      • subgroup = a distinct and often subordinate group within a group
      • sainthood = saints collectively
      • citizenry / people = the body of citizens of a state or country
      • population = a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area
      • the great unwashed / hoi polloi / multitude / masses / people / mass = the common people generally
      • varna = the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups
      • circuit = a judicial division of a state or the United States
      • scheme / system = a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
      • series = a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection
      • actinide / actinoid / actinon = any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103
      • rare-earth element / lanthanide / lanthanoid / rare earth / lanthanon = any element of the lanthanide series
      • halogen = any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions
    • instance: Great Lakes = a group of five large, interconnected lakes in central North America
  2. (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
  3. a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse

Alternative definition of the noun group

noun

  1. A number of things or persons being in some relation to one another.
  2. [group theory] A set with an associative binary operation, under which there exists an identity element, and such that each element has an inverse.
  3. A (usually small) group of people who perform music together.
  4. [astronomy] A small number (up to about fifty) of galaxies that are near each other.
  5. [chemistry] A column in the periodic table of chemical elements.
  6. [chemistry] A functional entity consisting of certain atoms whose presence provides a certain property to a molecule, such as the methyl group.
  7. [sociology] A subset of a culture or of a society.
  8. [military] An air force formation.
  9. [geology] A collection of formations or rock strata.
  10. [computing] In the Unix operating system, a number of users with same rights with respect to accession, modification, and execution of files, computers and peripherals.
  11. An element of an espresso machine from which hot water pours into the portafilter.

Specialised definition of the noun group

Glossary of sports / archery

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Definition of the verb group

What does group mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: grouped | grouping | groups

  1. arrange into a group or groups
    • example: Can you group these shapes together?
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]The curator classified the artifactsVerbs with Predicative Complements: bracket, catalogue, categorize, chunk, class, classify, code, grade, isolate, lump, number, reclassify, recode, regroup, separate, sort, sort out
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, not sentential clause]She classified the works as 'dangerous'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] in [Destination]She classified the articles into different genres
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]The teacher gathered the kidsVerbs of Existence: accumulate, aggregate, amass, assemble, cluster, collect, congregate, convene, flock, gather, herd, huddle, mass
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] togetherThe teacher gathered the kids together
      [Theme - concrete, plural] [Verb]The kids are assembling
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students togetherVerbs of Combining and Attaching: band, baste, cluster, collate, collect, gather, herd, jumble, pair, roll, sew, shake, shuffle, stick
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman gathered students into group2
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic terms: assort / class / classify / separate / sort / sort out = arrange or order by classes or categories
    • more specific words:
  2. form a group or group together
    • example: The crowds group in the streets
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]The teacher gathered the kidsVerbs of Existence: accumulate, aggregate, amass, assemble, cluster, collect, congregate, convene, flock, gather, herd, huddle, mass
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] togetherThe teacher gathered the kids together
      [Theme - concrete, plural] [Verb]The kids are assembling
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students togetherVerbs of Combining and Attaching: band, baste, cluster, collate, collect, gather, herd, jumble, pair, roll, sew, shake, shuffle, stick
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman gathered students into group2
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonym of group: aggroup
    • more generic words: assemble / foregather / forgather / gather / meet = collect in one place
    • more specific terms:
      • team up / team = form a team
      • embed = attach to, as a journalist to a military unit when reporting on a war
      • gang up / gang = act as an organized group
      • pool = join or form a pool of people
      • brigade = form or unite into a brigade

Alternative definition of the verb group

verb

  1. [transitive] To put together to form a group.
  2. [intransitive] To come together to form a group.

Film

"Group" is a 2002 comedy film written by Anne de Marcken and Marilyn Freeman and directed by Anne de Marcken and Marilyn Freeman.

Phrases with Group

Phrases starting with the word Group:

  1. group a
  2. group b
  3. group o
  4. group ab
  5. Group II
  6. Group Box
  7. Group sex

Phrases ending with the word Group:

  1. in-group
  2. abo group
  3. age group
  4. air group
  5. azo group
  6. kin group
  7. Lie group
  8. pop group
  9. rap group
  10. acyl group
  11. as a group
  12. Cell group
  13. core group

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Group

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Google previewAchievement of Developmental Milestones in Emerging Adults ...

Group Means and Standard Deviations for Demographic and Illness Variables 81 3. Group Means and Standard Deviations for Neurocognitive Variables 81 4. Group Means and Standard Deviations for Intrinsic Motivation at Time 4 81 5.

Google previewCulinology: The Intersection of Culinary Art and Food Science (2016)

The Intersection of Culinary Art and Food Science by Research Chefs Association

Functional Group Definition Structure Presence in the Building Blocks of Food Methyl A methyl group is a carbon atom...

CH3 Carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins R Hydroxyl A hydroxyl group is an oxygen atom bound to a hydrogen atom.

Google previewHIV Mental Health for the 21st Century (1997)

by Mark G. Winiarski

Comparing Group Means We discussed evaluative comparisons, broadly speaking, and then the narrowing of these issues into operationalized, measured concepts. We now have a computer disk full of numbers, arranged correctly in ...

Google previewMathematical Models of Attitude Change (2014)

Change in Single Attitudes and Cognitive Structure by John E. Hunter, Jeffrey E. Danes, Stanley H. Cohen

An Analysis Using Only Group Means The fact that the preceding analysis revealed so little nonlinearity or interaction came as a surprise. However, there are ...

Google previewParty Politics and Local Government (2004)

by Colin Copus

The political party group is a discrete (and indeed, discreet) unit of party organisation within each of the three main political...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

Diagram Group. social sciences ennui A feeling of general dissatisfaction and listlessness caused by boredom or lack of activity. environmentalist A person who is concerned about the destruction or degradation of the earth's environment ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

X12N/SPTG4: The HIPAA Liaison Special Task Group of the Insurance Subcommittee (N) of X12 whose responsibilities were ...

Google previewDictionary Of Chemistry (1998)

by N. Pradeep Sharma

group III elements 132 group III elements elements. They are sometimes called the zinc group. Zinc and cadmium are relatively electropositive metals, forming compounds containing divalent ions Zn2* or Cd2*. Mercury is more unreactive and ...

Google previewThe Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary (2009)

The A to Z Desktop Reference of Photoshop by Philip Andrews

Menu: Layer > Group Layers Shortcut: Ctrl/Cmd G Version: CS2, CS3,CS4 See also: Layer Set Grouping layers is a new way of combining individual layers into a common layer folder or Layer Set as it was known in CS. From CS2 it has been ...

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Usage statistics about group

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun group:

spoken English34.33%written English65.67% conversational speech15.54%task-oriented speech84.46% imaginative writing12.92%informational writing87.08%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun group:

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Quotes about Group

Any New York group can come to L.A. and sell out every show, but an L.A. group who goes to New York might not do the same because the audience hasn't been introduced to the group. (Ice T)
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Scrabble value of G2R1O1U1P3

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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