- 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 companies1. ) 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 phrase2. ) 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 groupsbelong 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 groupan all-female group6. ) 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.groupgroup 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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