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Meaning of STAMPEDE

Pronunciation:  stam'peed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a headlong rush of people on a common impulse; "when he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits"
  2. [n]  a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)
  3. [v]  run away in a stampede
  4. [v]  cause to run in panic; "Thunderbolts can stampede animals"
  5. [v]  act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse; "Companies will now stampede to release their latest software"
  6. [v]  cause a group or mass of people to act on an impulse or hurriedly and impulsively; "The tavern owners stampeded us into overeating"

STAMPEDE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: act, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, change of location, flee, fly, group action, hasten, hie, hotfoot, move, pelt along, race, run, rush, rush along, speed, stampede, stampede, take flight, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stam*pede"\, n.
    Any sudden unconcerted moving or acting together of a number
    of persons, as from some common impulse; as, a stampede to
    the gold regions; a stampede in a convention.
  2. \Stam*pede"\, n. [Sp. estampida (in America) a
    stampede, estampido a crackling, akin to estampar to stamp,
    of German origin. See {Stamp}, v. t.]
    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
          She and her husband would join in the general stampede.
                                                   --W. Black.
  3. \Stam*pede"\, v. i.
    To run away in a panic; -- said droves of cattle, horses,
    etc., also of armies.
  4. \Stam*pede"\, v. t.
    To disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of