1. A cluster, crowd, or throng; an assemblage, either
or things, collected without
any regular form
or arrangement; as, a group
or of trees; a group
2. An assemblage of objects in a determined order
or relation, or having some resemblance or general
quality; as, groups of strata.
3. A variously limited assemblage of animals or planta, having some resemblance, or general characteristics in form or structure. The term has various uses, and may be made to include determined species of a genus, or a intact genus, or determined genera, or even different orders.
4. A number of eighth, sixteenth, etc, notes joined at the stems; sometimes rather indefinitely applied to any ornament made up of a little short notes.
Origin: F groupe, It. Gruppo, groppo, cluster, bunch, packet, group; of G. Origin: cf. G. Krepf craw, crop, tumour, bunch. See Crop.
Source: Websters Vocabulary