Hypertext Webster Gateway: "group"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Group \Group\, n. [F groupe, It. gruppo, groppo, cluster, bunch,
packet, group; of G. origin: cf. G. krepf craw, crop, tumor,
bunch. See {Crop}, n.]
1. A cluster, crowd, or throng; an assemblage, either of
persons or things, collected without any regular form or
arrangement; as, a group of men or of trees; a group of

2. An assemblage of objects in a certain order or relation,
or having some resemblance or common characteristic; as,
groups of strata.

3. (Biol.) A variously limited assemblage of animals or
plants, having some resemblance, or common characteristics
in form or structure. The term has different uses, and may
be made to include certain species of a genus, or a whole
genus, or certain genera, or even several orders.

4. (Mus.) A number of eighth, sixteenth, etc., notes joined
at the stems; -- sometimes rather indefinitely applied to
any ornament made up of a few short notes.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Group \Group\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grouped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Grouping}.] [Cf. F. grouper. See {Group}, n.]
To form a group of; to arrange or combine in a group or in
groups, often with reference to mutual relation and the best
effect; to form an assemblage of.

The difficulty lies in drawing and disposing, or, as
the painters term it, in grouping such a multitude of
different objects. --Prior.

{Grouped columns} (Arch.), three or more columns placed upon
the same pedestal.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : for or by a group rather than individuals; "dipping each his
bread into a communal dish of stew"- Paul Roche; "a
communal settlement in which all earnings and food were
shared"; "a group effort" [syn: {communal}, {group(a)}]
n 1: any number of entities (members) considered as a unit [syn:
2: (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single
unit and forming part of a molecule [syn: {radical}, {chemical
3: a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element
and every element has an inverse [syn: {mathematical group}]
v 1: arrange into a group or groups; "Can you group these shapes
2: form a group or group together [syn: {aggroup}]

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