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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stam•pedestæmˈpid(n.; v.)-ped•ed, -ped•ing.

  1. (n.)a sudden, frenzied rush or headlong flight of a herd of frightened animals, esp. cattle or horses.

  2. any headlong general flight or rush.

  3. Western U.S., Canada. a celebration, usu. held annually, combining a rodeo, contests, dancing, etc.

    Category: British, Dialect

  4. (v.i.)to scatter or flee in a stampede.

  5. to make a general rush.

  6. (v.t.)to cause to stampede.

  7. to rush or overrun (a place).

Origin of stampede:

1815–25, Amer.; < AmerSp estampida, Sp, =estamp(ar) to stamp+-ida n. suffix

stam•ped′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stampede(noun)

    a headlong rush of people on a common impulse

    "when he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits"

  2. stampede(verb)

    a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)

  3. stampede(verb)

    cause to run in panic

    "Thunderbolts can stampede animals"

  4. stampede(verb)

    cause a group or mass of people to act on an impulse or hurriedly and impulsively

    "The tavern owners stampeded us into overeating"

  5. stampede(verb)

    act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse

    "Companies will now stampede to release their latest software"

  6. stampede(verb)

    run away in a stampede

Wiktionary

  1. stampede(Noun)

    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.

  2. stampede(Noun)

    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.

  3. stampede(Verb)

    To run away in a panic; said of cattle, horses, etc., also of armies.

  4. stampede(Verb)

    To disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of animals.

  5. Origin: estampida (in America) a stampede, estampido a crackling, akin to estampar to stamp, of German origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stampede(verb)

    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

  2. Stampede(verb)

    to run away in a panic; -- said droves of cattle, horses, etc., also of armies

  3. Stampede(verb)

    to disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of animals

Freebase

  1. Stampede

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

stampede(noun)

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.

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