Definitions for: Cohort


[n] a group people having approximately the same age
[n] a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)
[n] a company of companions or supporters



Webster (1913) Definition: Co"hort, n. [L. cohors, prop. an inclosure: cf. F.
cohorte. See Court, n.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A body of about five or six hundred
soldiers; the tenth part of a legion.

2. Any band or body of warriors.

With him the cohort bright Of watchful cherubim.
--Milton.

3. (Bot.) A natural group of orders of plants, less
comprehensive than a class.

Synonyms: age bracket, age group

See Also: aged, band, circle, company, lot, people, set, young, youth

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