group ( groups plural & 3rd person present) ( grouping present participle) ( grouped past tense & past participle )
1 n-count-coll A groupof people or things is a number of people or things which are together in one place at one time.
oft N of n
The trouble involved a small group of football supporters..., The students work in groups on complex problems.
2 n-count A group is a set of people who have the same interests or aims, and who organize themselves to work or act together.
usu supp N
...the Minority Rights Group..., Members of an environmental group are staging a protest inside a chemical plant.
3 n-count A group is a set of people, organizations, or things which are considered together because they have something in common.
usu supp N
She is among the most promising players in her age group..., As a group, today's old people are still relatively deprived.
4 n-count A group is a number of separate commercial or industrial firms which all have the same owner. (BUSINESS) usu supp N
The group made a pre-tax profit of £1.05 million., ...a French-based insurance group.
5 n-count A group is a number of musicians who perform together, especially ones who play popular music.
At school he played bass in a pop group called The Urge., ...Billy Bragg's backing group.
6 verb If a number of things or people are grouped together or group together, they are together in one place or within one organization or system.
The fact sheets are grouped into seven sections... be V-ed prep
The G-7 organization groups together the world's seven leading industrialized nations... V pl-n with together
We want to encourage them to group together to act as a big purchaser. V together, Also V n prep
blood group →
ginger group →
adjective group ( adjective groups plural ) An adjective group or adjectival group is a group of words based on an adjective, such as `very nice' or `interested in football'. An adjective group can also consist simply of an adjective. n-count
adverb group ( adverb groups plural ) An adverb group or adverbial group is a group of words based on an adverb, such as `very slowly' or `fortunately for us'. An adverb group can also consist simply of an adverb. n-count
age group ( age groups plural ) An age group is the people in a place or organization who were born during a particular period of time, for example all the people aged between 18 and 25. n-count
...a style that would appeal to all age groups.
blood group ( blood groups plural ) Someone's blood group is the type of blood that they have in their body. There are four main types: A, B, AB, and O. n-count oft poss N
discussion group ( discussion groups plural ) A discussion group is a group of people who meet regularly to discuss a particular subject. n-count
focus group ( focus groups plural ) A focus group is a specially selected group of people who are intended to represent the general public. Focus groups have discussions in which their opinions are recorded as a form of market research. n-count
ginger group ( ginger groups plural ) A ginger group is a group of people who have similar ideas and who work together, especially within a larger organization, to try to persuade others to accept their ideas.
(BRIT) n-count usu sing
I set up a ginger group on the environment.
Group therapy is a form of psychiatric treatment in which a group of people discuss their problems with each other. n-uncount
nominal group ( nominal groups plural ) A nominal group is the same as a noun group. n-count
noun group ( noun groups plural ) A noun group is a noun or pronoun, or a group of words based on a noun or pronoun. In the sentence, `He put the bottle of wine on the kitchen table', `He', `the bottle of wine', and `the kitchen table' are all noun groups. n-count
peer group ( peer groups plural ) Your peer group is the group of people you know who are the same age as you or who have the same social status as you. n-count
It is important for a manager to be able to get the support of his peer group.
pressure group ( pressure groups plural ) A pressure group is an organized group of people who are trying to persuade a government or other authority to do something, for example to change a law. n-count
...the environmental pressure group Greenpeace.
splinter group ( splinter groups plural ) A splinter group is a group of people who break away from a larger group and form a separate organization, usually because they no longer agree with the views of the larger group. n-count
support group ( support groups plural ) A support group is an organization run by and for people who have a particular problem or medical condition. n-count oft with supp
She attended a cancer support group at her local hospital.
user group ( user groups plural ) A user group is a group of people with the same interests, who use a particular product or service. n-count
PLATFORM is an alliance of more than 80 rail-user groups., ...the IBM PC User Group.
verb group ( verb groups plural ) A verb group or verbal group consists of a verb, or of a main verb following a modal or one or more auxiliaries. Examples are `walked', `can see', and `had been waiting'. n-count
women's group ( women's groups plural ) A women's group is a group of women who meet regularly, usually in order to organize campaigns. n-count
working group ( working groups plural ) A working group is the same as a working party. n-count-coll
There will be a working group on international issues.