from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large disorderly crowd or throng. See Synonyms at crowd1.
- n. The mass of common people; the populace.
- n. Informal An organized gang of criminals; a crime syndicate.
- n. Informal Organized crime. Often used with the: a murder suspect with links to the Mob.
- n. An indiscriminate or loosely associated group of persons or things: a mob of boats in the harbor.
- n. Australian A flock or herd of animals.
- transitive v. To crowd around and jostle or annoy, especially in anger or excessive enthusiasm: Eager fans mobbed the popular singer.
- transitive v. To crowd into: Visitors mobbed the fairgrounds.
- transitive v. To attack in large numbers; overwhelm: The quarterback was mobbed by the defensive line.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- abbr. mobile phone
- n. An unruly group of people.
- n. A commonly used collective noun for animals such as horses or cattle.
- n. The Mafia, or a similar group that engages in organized crime (preceded by the).
- n. A non-player character that exists to be fought or killed to further the progression of the story or game.
- v. To crowd around (someone), often with hostility.
- v. To crowd into or around a place.
- v. The act of a player aggroing enemies so they follow them and gather, forming a mob of foes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mobcap.
- transitive v. To wrap up in, or cover with, a cowl.
- n. The lower classes of a community; the populace, or the lowest part of it.
- n. A throng; a rabble; esp., an unlawful or riotous assembly; a disorderly crowd.
- transitive v. To crowd about, as a mob, and attack or annoy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mob-cap.
- To conceal or cover, as the face, by a cap or hood.
- To dress awkwardly.
- n. The common mass of people; the multitude; hence, a promiscuous aggregation of people in any rank of life; an incoherent, rude, or disorderly crowd; rabble.
- n. A riotous assemblage; a crowd of persons gathered for mischief or attack; a promiscuous multitude of rioters.
- n. A herd, as of horses or cattle; a flock, as of sheep.
- n. Synonyms Rabble, etc. See populace.
- To attack in a disorderly crowd; crowd round and annoy; beset tumultuously, whether from curiosity or with hostile intent: as, to mob a person in the street.
- To scold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an association of criminals
- v. press tightly together or cram
- n. a disorderly crowd of people
- n. a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
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The term mob, in general is always associated with bad things.
But Johnson was clearly disturbed by what he characterized as "mob rule and thuggery."
Trying to apply consent based tactics to a mob is an exercise doomed to failure before you even begin.
But controlling the mob is the dream of a good portion of conservatives.
The term mob is Australian English as the accepted collective noun for a group of Kangaroos, from the hoitytoity mobilus vulgaris.
He has no respect for collective humanity in its two great forms; either in that momentary form which we call a mob, or in that enduring form which we call a convention.
But in a trice it all changed, for the temper of a mob is as subject to unexplained changes as the wind, and it was a great shout of sympathy and triumph instead of derision.
They are not for political reform because they suspect that if the "mob" is ever empowered, they will not forgive the party.
As we coined last night, the "mob" is really the SwiftboatBirthbaggers come to town.