What does stampede mean?

Definitions for stampede
stæmˈpidstam·pede

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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.

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

  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.

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

  3. stampede(Verb)

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

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

  4. stampede(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [Sp. estampida (in America) a stampede, estampido a crackling, akin to estampar to stamp, of German origin. See Stamp, v. t.]

  2. Stampede(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Sp. estampida (in America) a stampede, estampido a crackling, akin to estampar to stamp, of German origin. See Stamp, v. t.]

  3. Stampede(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Sp. estampida (in America) a stampede, estampido a crackling, akin to estampar to stamp, of German origin. See Stamp, v. t.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stampede

    stam-pēd′, n. a sudden fright seizing a herd of horses or other cattle, causing them to run: flight, or any sudden confused movement of a multitude, caused by panic.—v.i. to scamper off in panic. [Sp. estampido, a crash—estampar, to stamp.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stampede in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stampede in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of stampede in a Sentence

  1. Douglas MacArthur:

    Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear -­ kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor ­- with the cry of grave national emergency. Always, there has been some terrible evil at home, or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.

  2. Kevin Yam:

    At this point I would say it is a steady trickle rather than stampede but is most definitely happening.

  3. Sergio Colas:

    I used to be able to feel the vibration of the stampede and that of the bells of the steers.

  4. Alaska State Troopers:

    Searchers from Tri-Valley Fire Department and Alaska State Troopers responded on snow machines and located the group approximately 13 miles in from the Stampede Road trailhead.

  5. World Choice spokesman Pete Owens:

    It has added to confusion in discussions about the expansion of our dinner theaters to new locations across the country and around the world, some of our guest comments and comments of developers, in markets around the country with whom we spoke, show a misconception of what our show is. They do not realize the Stampede is a very patriotic, spectacular, horse show with 32 beautiful horses as the stars.

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