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English definition of “group”

group

noun uk   /ɡruːp/ us  

group noun (SET)

A1 [C] a number of people or things that are put together or considered as a unit: I'm meeting a group of friends for dinner tonight. The car was parked near a small group of trees. She showed me another group of pictures, this time of children playing.

group noun (MUSIC)

A1 [C, + sing/pl verb] a number of people who play music together, especially pop music: What's your favourite group? a pop/rock group

group noun (BUSINESS)

[C] a business that contains several different companies: United News Media, the national newspaper and television group

group noun (SPORT)

[C] a number of football teams who play each other in a competition. The winners of the group move onto the next stage of the competion : The Danes were the surprise winners of their group. the group stages the first part of a football competition in which teams are divided into groups and play only the other teams in their group. The winners of each group move onto the next stage of the competition: The team failed to progress beyond the group stages of Euro 20012.

group

verb [I or T, + adv/prep] uk   /ɡruːp/ us  
C1 to form a group or put people or things into a group: We all grouped together round the bride for a family photograph. I grouped the children according to age. The books were grouped by size.
(Definition of group from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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