What does cluster mean?

Definitions for cluster
ˈklʌs tərclus·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bunch, clump, cluster, clustering(verb)

    a grouping of a number of similar things

    "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"

  2. cluster, constellate, flock, clump(verb)

    come together as in a cluster or flock

    "The poets constellate in this town every summer"

  3. bunch, bunch up, bundle, cluster, clump(verb)

    gather or cause to gather into a cluster

    "She bunched her fingers into a fist"


  1. cluster(Noun)

    A group or bunch of several discrete items that are close to each other.

    A cluster of flowers grew in the pot.

  2. cluster(Noun)

    A group of galaxies or stars that appear near each other.

    The Pleiades cluster contains seven bright stars.

  3. cluster(Noun)

    A secundal chord of three or more notes.

  4. cluster(Noun)

    A group of consonants.

    The word "scrub" begins with a cluster of three consonants.

  5. cluster(Noun)

    A group of computers that work together.

  6. cluster(Noun)

    A logical data storage unit containing one or more physical sectors (see block).

  7. cluster(Noun)

    A significant subset within a population.

  8. cluster(Noun)

    Set of bombs or mines.

  9. cluster(Noun)

    A small metal design that indicates that a medal has been awarded to the same person before.

  10. cluster(Verb)

    To form into a cluster.

    The children clustered together around the puppy.

  11. Origin: From cluster, from cluster, clyster, from klus- + -þran, related to kluster, dialectal klister, kluster, klasi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cluster(noun)

    a number of things of the same kind growing together; a bunch

  2. Cluster(noun)

    a number of similar things collected together or lying contiguous; a group; as, a cluster of islands

  3. Cluster(noun)

    a number of individuals grouped together or collected in one place; a crowd; a mob

  4. Cluster(verb)

    to grow in clusters or assemble in groups; to gather or unite in a cluster or clusters

  5. Cluster(verb)

    to collect into a cluster or clusters; to gather into a bunch or close body

  6. Origin: [AS. cluster, clyster; cf. LG. kluster (also Sw. & Dan. klase a cluster of grapes, D. klissen to be entangled?.)]


  1. Cluster

    Cluster was a German experimental musical group who influenced the development of contemporary popular electronic and ambient music. They have recorded albums in a wide variety of styles ranging from experimental music to progressive rock, all of which had an avant-garde edge. Cluster was active from 1971 until 2010, releasing a total of 15 albums, including two collaborations with Brian Eno. Musician, writer and rock historian Julian Cope places three Cluster albums in his Krautrock Top 50 and "The Wire" places Cluster's self-titled debut album in their "One Hundred Records That Set The World On Fire". After a decade long hiatus Cluster reunited in April, 2007. They performed at the opening of documenta 12, a major exhibition of modern and contemporary art held every five years in Kassel, Germany on June 15, 2007. In late 2007 Cluster performed at concerts across Europe and played the United States in 2008 for the first time since 1996. Cluster disbanded at the end of 2010. Their final concert was on December 5 of that year. In 2011, Roedelius recruited Onnen Bock to reactivate Cluster under the name of "Qluster". After the release of their debut trilogy "Rufen - Fragen - Antworten" in the form of a piano record, a live documentary and a normal record, Qluster will release their fourth record "Lauschen" in January 2013. "Lauschen" is another live record, this time with world musician Armin Metz.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cluster

    klus′tėr, n. a number of things of the same kind growing or joined together: a bunch: a mass: a crowd.—v.i. to grow or gather into clusters.—v.t. to collect into clusters; to cover with clusters.—adjs. Clus′tered, grouped; Clus′tering, Clus′tery.—Clustered column, a pier which consists of several columns or shafts clustered together. [A.S. clyster; Low Ger. kluster; cf. Clot.]


  1. Cluster

    Cluster is an app that lets friends and family collect each other's photos from a shared experience in an exceptionally simple way.The best experiences in life are enjoyed with other people. Since we all carry amazing cameras in our pockets these days, these experiences are usually captured by many different members of the group. Unfortunately, it's never been easy for everyone to share and exchange photos after an event - until now.Cluster makes this process effortless. After a shared experience - like a birthday party, wedding, or hang-gliding lesson - you simply open Cluster and choose a group of photos in order to create an album. Once you tag people to join the album, they launch Cluster and the app helps them find relevant photos to add.Voilà! After just a couple of taps, everyone has contributed photos that the whole group can browse or download. Now it's easier than ever to share photos after you share experiences.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cluster

    See GROUP.

Editors Contribution

  1. cluster

    In a computer file system or operating system it is a logical amount of disk space that can be allocated to hold a file or directory.

    On a disk that uses 512-byte sectors, a 512-byte cluster contains one sector, whereas a 4-kibibyte (KiB) cluster contains eight sectors.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 19, 2015  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cluster' in Nouns Frequency: #2341

Anagrams for cluster »

  1. cutlers

  2. custrel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cluster in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cluster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of cluster in a Sentence

  1. Jim Zelenka:

    If you choose not to live in a cluster, uh, dorm...

  2. Brice Loose:

    When we first started seeing high concentrations of helium-3, we thought we had a cluster of bad or suspicious data.

  3. William Finley:

    We just realized it was all a complete cluster and nothing was ready, there was no organization, there was no leadership.

  4. Tony Fugett:

    Studies indicate doing cluster in one area is not successful, the hope is that the units would be dispersed throughout Baltimore County.

  5. Thom Powers:

    As we're watching them, usually some thematic cluster will appear, this year, one of those thematic clusters is clearly around politics.

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Translations for cluster

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  • عنقود, عنقود نجميArabic
  • китка, трупам се, рой, кичур, гроздBulgarian
  • kupa, shlukCzech
  • klynge, flokkes, klase, serie, sværmDanish
  • Cluster, Traube, Schwarm, Sternhaufen, Gruppe, Büschel, Haufen, Akkord, AnhäufungGerman
  • amontonar, grupo, amontonamiento, aglomerar, agrupamiento, agrupación, acorde, cúmulo, racimo, agruparseSpanish
  • كلاسترPersian
  • ryhmä, kasvaa tertussa, konsonanttiklusteri, kimppu, rypäle, galaksijoukko, parvi, ryväs, kerääntyä, monisointu, rykelmä, klusteri, ryhmittyä, terttu, sointuFinnish
  • grappe, groupeFrench
  • braisle, braislighIrish
  • समूहHindi
  • բույլ, ողկույզArmenian
  • gugusIndonesian
  • grappolo, gruppoItalian
  • クラスタJapanese
  • 클러스터Korean
  • هێشوو, ده‌سته‌Kurdish
  • klyngeNorwegian
  • klaster, zbitka, gromadaPolish
  • encontro consonantal, aglomeração, cluster, aglomerar, aglomerado, conjunto, agrupamentoPortuguese
  • grupRomanian
  • скопление, кисть, гроздь, рой, кластер, пучокRussian
  • klusterSwedish
  • கொத்துTamil
  • cụmVietnamese
  • Chinese

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