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group US English

A number of people or things that are located close together or are considered or classed together

group US Thesaurus

the exhibits were divided into three distinct groups

T-group US English

A group of people undergoing therapy or training in which they observe and seek to improve their own interpersonal relationships or communication skills

age group US English

A number of people or things classed together as being of similar age

group hug US English

An instance of three or more people embracing one another simultaneously, typically to provide support or express solidarity

in-group US English

An exclusive, typically small, group of people with a shared interest or identity

kin group US English

A group of people related by blood or marriage

out-group US English

Those people who do not belong to a specific in-group

pop group US English

A number of musicians and vocalists who perform pop music together

blood group US English

Any of the various types of human blood whose antigen characteristics determine compatibility in transfusion. The best known blood groups are those of the ABO system

book group US English

A group of people who meet regularly to discuss books that all the members have read

chat group US English

A group of people who communicate regularly via the Internet, usually in real time but also by email

focus group US English

A demographically diverse group of people assembled to participate in a guided discussion about a particular product before it is launched, or to provide ongoing feedback on a political campaign, television series, etc.

group home US English

A home where a small number of unrelated people in need of care, support, or supervision can live together, such as those who are elderly or mentally ill

group work US English

Work done by a group in collaboration

Local Group US English

The cluster of galaxies of which the Milky Way is a member

Nabi Group US English

A group of late 19th-century French painters, largely symbolist in their approach and heavily indebted to Gauguin. Members of the group included Maurice Denis, Pierre Bonnard, and Edouard Vuillard

nitro group US English

A group, —NO2, attached to an organic group in a molecule

peer group US English

A group of people of approximately the same age, status, and interests

play group US English

A regular meeting of a group of preschool children, organized by parents for their children to take part in supervised creative and social play

point group US English

Any of the 32 sets of symmetry operations which can be used to characterize three-dimensional lattices and are the basis of the system of crystal classes

space group US English

Any of 230 symmetry groups used to classify crystal structures

study group US English

A group of people who meet to study a particular subject and then report their findings or recommendations

tone group US English

A group of words forming a distinctive unit in an utterance, containing a nucleus and optionally one or more other syllables before and after the nucleus

battle group US English

A military force created to fight together, typically consisting of several different types of troops

ethnic group US English

A community or population made up of people who share a common cultural background or descent

ginger group US English

A highly active faction within a party or movement that presses for stronger action on a particular issue

group captain US English

A rank of officer in the RAF, above wing commander and below air commodore

group therapy US English

A form of psychotherapy in which a group of patients meet to describe and discuss their problems together under the supervision of a therapist

income group US English

A section of the population classified according to their level of income

kinship group US English

A family, clan, or other group based on kinship

Oxford Group US English

A Christian movement popularized in Oxford in the late 1920s, advocating discussion of personal problems by groups

primary group US English

A group held together by intimate, face-to-face relationships, formed by family and environmental associations and regarded as basic to social life and culture

Russell Group US English

An association of UK universities regarded as having the highest academic standards

support group US English

A group of people with common experiences or concerns who provide each other with encouragement, comfort, and advice

Tribune Group US English

A left-wing group within the British Labour Party consisting of supporters of the views put forward in the weekly journal Tribune

working group US English

A committee or group appointed to study and report on a particular question and make recommendations based on its findings

affinity group US English

A group of people linked by a common interest or purpose

encounter group US English

A group of people who meet to gain psychological benefit through close contact with one another

group dynamics US English

The processes involved when people in a group interact with each other, or the study of these

group practice US English

A medical practice run by several doctors

group velocity US English

The speed at which the energy of a wave travels

pressure group US English

A group that tries to influence public policy in the interest of a particular cause

reference group US English

A social group that a person takes as a standard in forming attitudes and behavior

splinter group US English

A small organization, typically a political party, that has broken away from a larger one

Bloomsbury Group US English

A group of writers, artists, and philosophers living in or associated with Bloomsbury in the early 20th century. Members of the group, which included Virginia Woolf, Lytton Strachey, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, and Roger Fry, were known for their unconventional lifestyles and attitudes and were a powerful force in the growth of modernism

functional group US English

A group of atoms responsible for the characteristic reactions of a particular compound

Group of Eight US English

The eight leading industrial nations (US, Japan, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Canada, and Russia), whose heads of government meet regularly

Group of Seven US English

A group of seven leading industrial nations outside the former communist bloc, consisting of the US, Japan, Germany (originally West Germany), France, the UK, Italy, and Canada

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