Definition of “group” - English Dictionary

“group” in British English

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groupnoun

uk /ɡruːp/ us /ɡruːp/

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.

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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.

groupverb [ I or T, + adv/prep ]

uk /ɡruːp/ us /ɡruːp/

(Definition of “group” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“group” in American English

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groupnoun [ C ]

us /ɡrup/

a number of people or things that are together or considered as a unit:

a group of trees
I’m meeting a group of friends for dinner.

A group is also a number of people who play music together, especially popular music:

a rock/soul group

chemistry A group is also any of the columns in the periodic table of chemical elements.

group
verb [ T ] us /ɡrup/

She grouped the children by height for the class photograph.

(Definition of “group” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“group” in Business English

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groupnoun

uk /ɡruːp/ us

[ C ] also group of companies a business that contains several different companies:

Under the group's final salary pension scheme, his pension is increased for every year he served.

a number of people or things that are put together or considered as a single thing:

group of sth This deal has been backed by a group of external investors.
This group of drugs are known as taxanes.
I want someone who is going to work in a group.
a group discussion/interview/assignment

(Definition of “group” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)