|Origin:||groupe, from Italian gruppo|
1 [also + plural verb British English]
several people or things that are all together in the same place
a group of children
a small group of islands
Get into groups of four.
He was surrounded by a group of admirers.
Dolphins travel in small groups.
A group of us are going to London.
several people or things that are connected with each other:
a left-wing terrorist group
She is one of a group of women who have suffered severe side-effects from the drug.
age/ethnic/income etc group (=people of the same age, race etc)
Minority groups are encouraged to apply.
several companies that all have the same owner [↪ chain]:
a giant textiles group
He owns a group of hotels in southern England.
a number of musicians or singers who perform together, playing popular music [= band]