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squad Explained

squad at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


squad at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1649, from Fr. esquade, from M.Fr. escadre, from Sp. escuadra or It. squadra "battalion," lit. "square," from V.L. *exquadra (see square). Until the introduction of automatic weapons, infantry troops tended to fight in a square formation to repel cavalry or superior forces. ///

squad at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3 n [C] [Date: 1600-1700; Language: French; Origin: escouade, from escadre, from Italian squadra 'square', from Vulgar Latin exquadra; SQUARE2]//
1 a group of players from which a team will be chosen for a particular sports event: --the Italian World Cup squad//
2 the police department responsible for dealing with a particular kind of crime: drugs/fraud/vice etc squad // --A controlled explosion was carried out by bomb squad officers.//
3 a small group of soldiers working together as a unit: --a drill squad//
4 AmE a group of cheerleaders: death squad, firing squad, flying squad//

squad at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

88 Moby Thesaurus words for "squad":
KP, age group, army, army group, band, battalion, battery,
battle group, bevy, body, brigade, bunch, cabal, cadre, cast,
clique, cohort, column, combat command, combat team, company,
complement, contingent, corps, coterie, covey, crew, crowd,
detachment, detail, division, eight, eleven, faction, field army,
field train, file, first string, first team, five, fleet,
flying column, force, gang, garrison, group, grouping, groupment,
in-group, junta, kitchen police, legion, maniple, mob, movement,
nine, organization, out-group, outfit, pack, party, peer group,
phalanx, platoon, posse, rank, regiment, reserves, rowing crew,
salon, second string, second team, section, set, squadron, stable,
string, tactical unit, task force, team, third string, train,
tribe, troop, troupe, unit, varsity, wing

squad at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Assemblage): {Group}: crowd, throng, group, flood, rush, deluge, rabble, mob, press, horde, body, tribe, crew, gang, knot, squad, band, party, swarm, shoal, school, covey, flock, herd, drove, bunch, drive, force, roundup , array, bevy, galaxy, corps, company, troop, troupe, task force, army, regiment, combatants, host, multitude, clan, brotherhood, fraternity, sorority, association, party, volley, storm, cloud, group, cluster, clump.

squad at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

pl. v.]
1 a section of a police force that deals with a particular type of crime:
the drugs / fraud squad * an anti-terrorist squad
2 (in sport) a group of players or competitors from which a team is chosen for a particular game or match:
the Olympic / national squad * They still have not named their squad for the World Cup qualifier * the under-21 squad * a 15-man squad
3 a small group of soldiers working or being trained together
4 a group of people who kill their opponents, usually for political reasons:
a death / hit / assassination squad

Squad at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Squad \Squad\, n. [F. escouade, fr. Sp. escuadra, or It.
squadra, (assumed) LL. exquadrare to square; L. ex + quadra a
square. See {Square}.]
1. (Mil.) A small party of men assembled for drill,
inspection, or other purposes.

2. Hence, any small party.

Squad \Squad\, n.
Sloppy mud. [Prov. Eng.] --Tennyson.

squad at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a smallest army unit
2: a cooperative unit [syn: {team}]

squad at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: rhymes » ɒd


Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » escouade


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members.
    1. A unit of tactical military personnel, or of police officers, usually of about ten members.
    2. 1912, in The New England magazine, volume 47:
    3. : A squad of soldiers ordered them to disperse but instead of doing so they commenced throwing ice and rocks.
    4. Inter: cricket » soccer|rugby A group of potential players from whom a starting team and substitutes are chosen.
    5. Inter: UK » dialect sloppy mud
    6. : Inter: rfquotek » Tennyson

      Derived terms

      * flying squad

      Related terms

      * squadron


      Inter: trans-top » People organized

  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|escuadra|f, Inter: t- » es|cuadrilla|f, Inter: t+ » es|escuadrón|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Unit of tactical military personnel or police officers
    • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ក្រុម|tr=krom|sc=Khmr

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|escuadrón|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » sports team
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|escuadra|f, Inter: t+ » es|conjunto|m, Inter: t+ » es|cuadro|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|lag|n, Inter: t+ » sv|trupp|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Category: Appendix:English collective nouns -


    * quads
    Translation: et » squad
    Translation: el » squad
    Translation: es » squad
    Translation: fr » squad
    Translation: ko » squad
    Translation: io » squad
    Translation: kn » squad
    Translation: lo » squad
    Translation: lt » squad
    Translation: hu » squad
    Translation: mg » squad
    Translation: ml » squad
    Translation: my » squad
    Translation: pl » squad
    Translation: ru » squad
    Translation: fi » squad
    Translation: ta » squad
    Translation: te » squad
    Translation: vi » squad
    Translation: zh » squad