group1 [ grup ] noun count ***
▸ 1 people in same place
▸ 2 people with same ideas
▸ 3 similar people/things
▸ 4 set of people/things
▸ 5 musicians/singers
▸ 6 set of companies
1. ) a small number of people who are together in the same place: BUNCH, CLUSTER:
group of: There was a group of girls following him.
A group of her friends was waiting for her inside.
a ) a small number of things, especially things that are not physical objects:
a group of words that make up a phrase
2. ) 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.
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.
the leader of a group: He became the leader of a paramilitary group.
a ) 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 help someone learn to compromise.
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:
Companies should employ more people in the over-55 age group.
policies that should appeal to people from different ethnic and minority groups
belong to a group: Killer whales belong to the group known as toothed whales.
group of: There are worries about the safety of this group of chemicals.
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.
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: BAND:
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 group already owned a satellite TV channel.
The company is part of the Target group.
group 2 [ grup ] verb *
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 multiple choice questions 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 or transitive to get into one or more groups:
Can you group yourselves into threes?
group together: I want everyone to group together over here.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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