a disorderly or riotous crowd of people.
a crowd bent on or engaged in lawless violence.
any group or collection of persons or things.
the common people; the masses; populace or multitude.
a criminal gang, especially one involved in drug trafficking, extortion, etc.
the Mob, Mafia (def. 1).
Sociology. a group of persons stimulating one another to excitement and losing ordinary rational control over their activity.
a flock, herd, or drove of animals: a mob of sheep.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a lawless, irrational, disorderly, or riotous crowd: mob rule; mob instincts.
directed at or reflecting the lowest intellectual level of the common people: mob appeal; the mob mentality.
to crowd around noisily, as from curiosity or hostility: Spectators mobbed the courtroom.
to attack in a riotous mob: The crowd mobbed the consulate.
Fox Hunting. to chop (a fox).
- mobber, mobbist, noun
- mobbish, adjective
- mob·bish·ly, adverb
- mob·bish·ness, noun
- mobbism, noun
- un·mobbed, adjective
Other definitions for mob (2 of 3)
(in a video game) a hostile nonplayer character that the player may target and fight.
Other definitions for MOB (3 of 3)
mother of the bride.
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How to use mob in a sentence
The highest form of political courage is doing the right thing when the mob is against it.
General Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to the first President Bush, shuffled head-down through the mob.Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer | Lloyd Grove | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She apparently could even pick out her man of choice in a post-concert mob.
Moments later, a mob of about 25 young men burst through the door and unleashed a brutal attack on Singh.As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA | Simran Jeet Singh | October 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Rather than helping though, policemen were actually complicit in the mob violence.As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA | Simran Jeet Singh | October 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The parliament house and library of the British provinces, at Montreal, burned by a mob.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The moon rose on a terrified mob trudging or riding the forty miles of road between Meerut and the Mogul capital.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Two artillery subalterns who had fought their way through a mob stricken with panic for the moment, soon arrived.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The mob of relatives and friends wrecked and burned the castle, massacring the retainers to a man.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
They are quite sure "the mob" will do no harm if it is vigilantly watched and thoroughly overawed.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
British Dictionary definitions for mob (1 of 2)
a riotous or disorderly crowd of people; rabble
(as modifier): mob law; mob violence
often derogatory a group or class of people, animals, or things
Australian and NZ a flock (of sheep) or a herd (of cattle, esp when droving)
often derogatory the masses
slang a gang of criminals
to attack in a group resembling a mob
to surround, esp in order to acclaim: they mobbed the film star
to crowd into (a building, plaza, etc)
(of a group of animals of a prey species) to harass (a predator)
- See also mobs
- mobber, noun
- mobbish, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for MOB (2 of 2)
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