cluster

[ kluhs-ter ]
/ ˈklʌs tər /

noun

verb (used with object)

to gather into a cluster or clusters.
to furnish or cover with clusters.

verb (used without object)

to form a cluster or clusters: The people clustered around to watch.

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Origin of cluster

before 900; Middle English; Old English cluster, clyster bunch; cognate with Low German kluster

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British Dictionary definitions for clustered

cluster
/ (ˈklʌstə) /

noun

verb

to gather or be gathered in clusters

Derived forms of cluster

clustered, adjectiveclusteringly, adverbclustery, adjective

Word Origin for cluster

Old English clyster; related to Low German Kluster; see clod, clot
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