Definitions for stampedestæmˈpid
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
stam•pedestæmˈpid(n.; v.)-ped•ed, -ped•ing.
(n.)a sudden, frenzied rush or headlong flight of a herd of frightened animals, esp. cattle or horses.
any headlong general flight or rush.
Western U.S., Canada. a celebration, usu. held annually, combining a rodeo, contests, dancing, etc.
Category: British, Dialect
(v.i.)to scatter or flee in a stampede.
to make a general rush.
(v.t.)to cause to stampede.
to rush or overrun (a place).
Origin of stampede:
1815–25, Amer.; < AmerSp estampida, Sp, =estamp(ar) to stamp+-ida n. suffix
a headlong rush of people on a common impulse
"when he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits"
a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)
cause to run in panic
"Thunderbolts can stampede animals"
cause a group or mass of people to act on an impulse or hurriedly and impulsively
"The tavern owners stampeded us into overeating"
act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse
"Companies will now stampede to release their latest software"
run away in a stampede
A wild, headlong scamper, or running away, of a number of animals; usually caused by fright; hence, any sudden flight or dispersion, as of a crowd or an army in consequence of a panic.
She and her husband would join in the general stampede. -W. Black.
A situation in which many people in a crowd are trying to go in the same direction at the same time.
The annual Muslim Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which is attended by millions of pilgrims, has increasingly suffered from stampedes.
To run away in a panic; said of cattle, horses, etc., also of armies.
To disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of animals.
Origin: estampida (in America) a stampede, estampido a crackling, akin to estampar to stamp, of German origin.
a wild, headlong scamper, or running away, of a number of animals; usually caused by fright; hence, any sudden flight or dispersion, as of a crowd or an army in consequence of a panic
to run away in a panic; -- said droves of cattle, horses, etc., also of armies
to disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of animals
A stampede is an act of mass impulse among herd animals or a crowd of people in which the herd collectively begins running with no clear direction or purpose. Species associated with stampede behavior include cattle, elephants, blue wildebeests, walruses, wild horses, rhinoceros, and humans.
Translations for stampede
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sudden wild rush of wild animals etc
a stampede of buffaloes; The school bell rang for lunch and there was a stampede for the door.
- فِرار جَماعيArabic
- паническо бягствоBulgarian
- estouroPortuguese (BR)
- der MassenansturmGerman
- vild flugtDanish
- άτακτη φυγή (π.χ. ζώων)Greek
- tormamine, tunglemineEstonian
- מְנוּסַת בְּהָלָהHebrew
- stampedo, bezglava jurnjavaCroatian
- eszeveszett menekülésHungarian
- perebutan lariIndonesian
- styggð, flóttiIcelandic
- 우르르 달아남, 쇄도Korean
- (paniškas) bėgimasLithuanian
- paniska bēgšanaLatvian
- lari berebutMalay
- wilde vluchtDutch
- stormløp, vill fluktNorwegian
- paniczny pędPolish
- массовое (паническое) бегствоRussian
- útek splašeného stáda; zhonSlovak
- vild flykt, rusningSwedish
- (畜群的) 驚逃，亂竄Chinese (Trad.)
- стихійний масовий рхUkrainian
- sự chạy toán loạn do kinh sợVietnamese
- （畜群的）惊逃，奔逃Chinese (Simp.)
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