What does stampede mean?

Definitions for stampede
stæmˈpidstam·pede

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stampedenoun

    a headlong rush of people on a common impulse

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

  2. stampedeverb

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

  3. stampedeverb

    cause to run in panic

    "Thunderbolts can stampede animals"

  4. stampedeverb

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

    "The tavern owners stampeded us into overeating"

  5. stampedeverb

    act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse

    "Companies will now stampede to release their latest software"

  6. stampedeverb

    run away in a stampede

Wiktionary

  1. stampedenoun

    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. stampedenoun

    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. stampedeverb

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

  4. stampedeverb

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

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

ChatGPT

  1. stampede

    A stampede is a sudden, uncontrolled rush or mass movement of people or animals, usually caused by fear or excitement. It is characterized by chaos, panic, and often results in injuries or destruction due to the large number of individuals involved.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stampedeverb

    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. Stampedeverb

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

  3. Stampedeverb

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

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

Wikidata

  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. Ethar El-Katatney:

    I was out for a couple of hours just kind of taking photos, recording. And just two hours standing in the sun makes you so dizzy and so incredibly faint, but regardless, people were still continuing to ... their ritual, where the stampede happened.

  2. Kevin Yam:

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

  3. Douglas MacArthur:

    The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil 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.

  4. George Ratiu:

    Halfway through October, the number of homes for sale has improved compared to the overheated first half of this year, leading to slower price growth, it seems that buyers and sellers are finally taking a step back from the pandemic-induced stampede of the past year to regain their footing and reassess their next steps.

  5. Arun Kumar:

    There was chaos at the entrance. And suddenly there was this stampede.

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