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group British & World English

A number of people or things that are located, gathered, or classed together

group English Thesaurus

she sorted the coins into groups

T-group British & World 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 British & World English

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

group hug British & World English

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

in-group British & World English

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

kin group British & World English

A group of people related by blood or marriage

out-group British & World English

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

pop group British & World English

A number of musicians and vocalists who perform pop music together

blood group British & World 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 British & World English

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

chat group British & World English

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

focus group British & World English

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

group home British & World English

A home where a small number of unrelated people in need of care, support, or supervision can live together

group work British & World English

Work done by a group in collaboration

Local Group British & World English

The cluster of galaxies of which our Galaxy is a member

Nabi Group British & World 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 Édouard Vuillard

nitro group British & World English

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

peer group British & World English

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

point group British & World 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 British & World English

Any of 230 symmetry groups used to classify crystal structures

study group British & World English

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

tone group British & World 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

work group British & World English

A group within a workforce who normally work together

action group British & World English

A body formed to campaign politically on a particular issue

battle group British & World English

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

ethnic group British & World English

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

ginger group British & World English

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

group captain British & World English

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

group therapy British & World English

A form of psychotherapy in which patients meet to describe and discuss their problems

income group British & World English

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

kinship group British & World English

A family, clan, or other group based on kinship

Oxford Group British & World English

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

primary group British & World English

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

Russell Group British & World English

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

support group British & World English

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

Tribune Group British & World English

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

affinity group British & World English

A group of people linked by a common interest or purpose

encounter group British & World English

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

group dynamics British & World English

The study or use of the processes involved when people in a group interact

group practice British & World English

A medical practice run by several doctors

group velocity British & World English

The speed at which the energy of a wave travels

pressure group British & World English

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

reference group British & World English

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

splinter group British & World English

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

Bloomsbury Group British & World 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 British & World English

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

Group of Eight British & World English

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

Group of Seven British & World English

A group of seven leading industrial nations, consisting of the US, Japan, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, and Canada

Group of Three British & World English

The three largest industrialized economies (the US, Germany, and Japan)


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