mob
Pronunciation Noun

mob (plural mobs)

  1. A large or disorderly group of people; especially one bent on riotous or destructive action.
    • , Jr.
      Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.
  2. (collective noun) A group of animals such as horses or cattle.
  3. A flock of emus.
  4. The Mafia, or a similar group that engages in organized crime (preceded by the).
    • 1920, Mary Roberts Rinehart; Avery Hopwood, chapter I, in The Bat: A Novel from the Play (Dell Book; 241), New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing Company, OCLC 20230794 ↗, [https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hwptej;view=1up;seq=5 page 01]:
      The Bat—they called him the Bat. […]. He'd never been in stir, the bulls had never mugged him, he didn't run with a mob, he played a lone hand, and fenced his stuff so that even the fence couldn't swear he knew his face.
    • 1986, Paul Chadwick, Concrete: Under the Desert Stars, Dark Horse Books
      What if it is a mob killing? They can’t hurt me, but …
  5. (video games) A non-player character, especially one that exists to be fought or killed to further the progression of the story or game.
    • 2002, "Wolfie", Re: Whoa - massive changes due in next patch (on newsgroup alt.games.everquest)
      You can't win with small, balanced groups. You have to zerg the mob with a high number of players.
  6. (archaic) The lower classes of a community; the rabble.
    • May 21, 1715, Joseph Addison, The Freeloader No. 44
      A cluster of mob, who were making themselves merry with their betters.
  7. (Australian Aboriginal) A cohesive group of people.
    • 2011 March 10, Allan Clarke, W.A. through Noongar eyes ↗
      There’s nothing like local knowledge and after thousands of years living here the Noongar mob understand this land better than anyone, so it makes sense for them to tap into the lucrative tourism industry.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Verb

mob (mobs, present participle mobbing; past and past participle mobbed)

  1. (transitive) To crowd around (someone), sometimes with hostility.
    The fans mobbed a well-dressed couple who resembled their idols.
  2. (transitive) To crowd into or around a place.
    The shoppers mobbed the store on the first day of the sale.
Translations Noun

mob (plural mobs)

  1. (obsolete) A promiscuous woman; a harlot or wench; a prostitute. [17th-18th c.]
  2. A mob cap.
Verb

mob (mobs, present participle mobbing; past and past participle mobbed)

  1. (transitive) To wrap up in, or cover with, a cowl.
Noun

mob (plural mobs)

  1. mobile phone

MOB
Interjection
  1. (nautical) Initialism of man overboard used e.g. on the emergency button of a satellite navigator. By pushing the button the operator stores the coordinates of a man overboard incident for easy access.
Adjective

mob (not comparable)

  1. (dentistry) Initialism of mesio occlusal buccal
  2. Initialism of missing#English|missing on blog#English|blog, the act of abandoning ones blog (or weblog) for an extended period of time



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