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CLUSTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cluster mean? 

CLUSTER (noun)
  The noun CLUSTER has 1 sense:

1. a grouping of a number of similar things

  Familiarity information: CLUSTER used as a noun is very rare.


CLUSTER (verb)
  The verb CLUSTER has 2 senses:

1. come together as in a cluster or flock
2. gather or cause to gather into a cluster

  Familiarity information: CLUSTER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLUSTER (noun)


Sense 1cluster [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A grouping of a number of similar things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

bunch; clump; cluster; clustering

Context examples:

a bunch of trees / a cluster of admirers

Hypernyms ("cluster" is a kind of...):

agglomeration (a jumbled collection or mass)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cluster"):

knot (a tight cluster of people or things)

swad (a bunch)

tuft; tussock (a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass)

Instance hyponyms:

Northern Cross (a cluster of 5 bright stars forming a cross in the constellation Cygnus)

Omega Centauri (a global cluster in the constellation Centaurus)

Pleiades (a star cluster in the constellation Taurus)


CLUSTER (verb)


Sense 1cluster [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come together as in a cluster or flock

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

cluster; clump; constellate; flock

Context example:

The poets constellate in this town every summer

Hypernyms (to "cluster" is one way to...):

assemble; foregather; forgather; gather; meet (collect in one place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cluster"):

huddle; huddle together (crowd or draw together)

bunch; bunch together; bunch up (form into a bunch)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The crowds cluster in the streets


Sense 2cluster [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gather or cause to gather into a cluster

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cluster; bundle; bunch up; bunch; clump

Context example:

She bunched her fingers into a fist

Hypernyms (to "cluster" is one way to...):

form (assume a form or shape)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cluster"):

agglomerate (form into one cluster)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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