• WordNet 3.6
    • v mob press tightly together or cram "The crowd packed the auditorium"
    • n mob a disorderly crowd of people
    • n mob an association of criminals "police tried to break up the gang","a pack of thieves"
    • n mob a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Early sewing machines were destroyed by mobs or workers who felt their jobs were threatened by automation
    • n Mob A mobcap.
    • Mob A throng; a rabble; esp., an unlawful or riotous assembly; a disorderly crowd. "The mob of gentlemen who wrote with ease.""Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob .""Confused by brainless mobs ."
    • Mob The lower classes of a community; the populace, or the lowest part of it. "A cluster of mob were making themselves merry with their betters."
    • v. t Mob To crowd about, as a mob, and attack or annoy; as, to mob a house or a person.
    • v. t Mob To wrap up in, or cover with, a cowl.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The patron saint of dentists is St. Apollonia. She reportedly had her teeth pulled out in 249 AD by an anti-Christian mob.
    • n mob A mob-cap.
    • mob To conceal or cover, as the face, by a cap or hood.
    • mob To dress awkwardly.
    • n mob The common mass of people; the multitude; hence, a promiscuous aggregation of people in any rank of life; an incoherent, rude, or disorderly crowd; rabble.
    • n mob A riotous assemblage; a crowd of persons gathered for mischief or attack; a promiscuous multitude of rioters.
    • n mob A herd, as of horses or cattle; a flock, as of sheep.
    • n mob Synonyms Rabble, etc. See populace.
    • mob To attack in a disorderly crowd; crowd round and annoy; beset tumultuously, whether from curiosity or with hostile intent: as, to mob a person in the street.
    • mob To scold.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mob mob the mobile or fickle common people: the vulgar: the rabble: a disorderly crowd, a riotous assembly: a large herd or flock
    • v.t Mob to attack in a disorderly crowd:—pr.p. mob′bing; pa.p. mobbed
    • n Mob mob a cap with puffy crown, a broad band, and frills
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  • Gerald Kersh
    Gerald Kersh
    “Now, you mummy's darlings, get a rift on them boots. Definitely shine em, my little curly-headed lambs, for in our mob, war or no war, you die with clean boots on.”
  • Mark Twain
    “That's what an army is -- a mob; they don't fight with courage that's born in them, but with courage that's borrowed from their mass, and from their officers.”
  • Epicurus
    “A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs...”
  • Seneca
    “Nothing is so contemptible as the sentiments of the mob.”
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    “The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “The mob has many heads but no brains.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mobile vulgus, the movable common people. See Mobile (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old Dut. mop; mod. Dut. mopmuts, a woman's nightcap; cf. Scotch Mutch.


In literature:

And I in the very ecstasy of my being was one of this mob.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
On the following day the mob broke into the gates and gardens of the royal palace.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
A mob of cattle had been to the water-hole earlier in the day.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
In Berlin, down the Unter der Linden, a mighty mob of workers marched and stoned the Government offices.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor
By Tuesday the police had thoroughly organized, and the trial of strength between mob-law and authority began.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863" by Various
With one accord the little mob broke.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
The crowds of women and colored people who had attended the Convention intensified the exasperation of the mob.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
He went out all alone into the mob and began to cut them with his riding whip.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
They flattered the mob.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
The mob in the piazza began to boil.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Just then one of the mob set up a shout.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
The mob may quiet down, an' then again they may grow worse, so there's no sayin' what'll happen.
"Down the Slope" by James Otis
Because the Megabuck Mob is behind you.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
But I'm against mob law.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
They expected the whole mob to file past at once, but that was not what happened.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
There was something going on among the bow-legged mob which Grom, from his hiding-place could not at first make out.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Thus, we speak of "White Star's mob," or "Redspot's mob.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
And not one of our men but is worth more than the whole beastly mob!
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
If those mobs down there want a leader, they'll probably wind up with one.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
I had just time to place the poor girl's basket in her hands, as the onward impulse of the dense mob carried me forward.
"Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune" by Charles James Lever

In poetry:

You have heard the mob laughed at?
I ask you: Is not the mob rough as the mountains are
And all things human rise from the mob and relapse and
rise again as rain to the sea.
"On The Way" by Carl Sandburg
Whizz mob, help all crooks and tealeaves;
What they give, you all receive,
Else they'll get nicked - not for a neves -
But given (don't you dare to hope!)
A free dance at the end of a rope.
"Jobelin ballade" by Francoise Villon
in dark & and still, and one sole beauty only
who never walked near Henry while the mob
was at him like a club:
she saw through things, she saw that he was lonely
and waited while he hid behind the wall
and all.
"Dream Song 118: He wondered: Do I love? all this applause" by John Berryman
Then shall the marching stars and tides befriend you,
And your own heart, and the world's heart, pulse in rhyme;
Then shall the mob of the passions that would rend you
Crown you their Captain and march on in time.
"The Road Through Chaos" by Alfred Noyes
But, should she thence by mobs be driven,
For purer heights she'll plume her wing;—
Spurning a land of slaves, to heaven
She'll soar, where she can safely sing.
God of our fathers, speed her thither!
God of the free, let me go with her!
"The Tocsin" by John Pierpont
I knoo. Somewhere inside me silly nob
I knoo wot thort it is she won't explain.
She feared, if I got with the old, crook mob
In Spadgers Lane
That I might miss the step. I've never queered
The pitch in eight long years; an' yet she feared.
"Termarter Sorce" by C J Dennis

In news:

Nets guard Jordan Farmar is mobbed by Deron Williams (l.) and Kris Humphries.
When Motor Trend is faced with a difficult situation mob bosses Scotty McEvans and Don Benson Kong are brought in to make a decision that could be the difference between life and death.
Manitou cash mob canceled.
Emotions are high as the mob drags him out of the city and begins to stone him.
Michael Shannon may be best known for his role fighting the mob, but soon, he'll be starring as one of organized crime's most legendary assassins.
Ashton Kutcher gets mobbed at Brazil airport as he arrives in time for Fashion week there.
Mob law 'tremendous' help in nightclub shooting investigation.
Mopping up the raw-milk mob.
Seeing this now longtime local quartet's guitarist Jacob Schulze there made me think that the Moonlight Towers of today and tomorrow are the Wannabes and Doctors' Mob of Grulkefest's yesteryear.
Not only working with Adrenaline Mob but also running a music school … wait, school s.
Warner Recounts Narrow Escape From Mob Scene at Israeli Embassy in Cairo.
Don't follow the mob when it comes to this aging process.
Christopher Stevens and the other Americans were killed Tuesday when a mob sacked the US consulate in the city of.
The WDR Symphony Orchestra adds a much-needed touch of class to flash mobs by rapidly convening in a square in Germany and serenading the assembled crowd with a piece of music.
But did you know that pillow fight s are also part of flash mob culture.

In science:

We have that m(KY + Ξ) is Cartier, Fix |m(KY + Ξ)| ∧ Ξ = 0 and Mob(m(KY + Ξ)) is free.
Towards finite generation of the canonical ring without the MMP
Proposition 3.7 there is a finite rational polyhedral subdivision GR = Sk Gk such that the map Mobι|Gk ∩Λ is additive up to truncation for every k , where ι : Λ → Λ is the identity map.
Towards finite generation of the canonical ring without the MMP
We refer to for details about the function Mob.
Random quantum channels I: graphical calculus and the Bell state phenomenon
In the case of the conjugate product channel, since only one unitary matrix appears in the diagrams, there is a notable difference concerning the asymptotics of the Weingarten function: Wg(αβ−1 ) ∼ (nk)−2p−|αβ−1 | Mob(αβ−1 ).
Random quantum channels I: graphical calculus and the Bell state phenomenon
This follows from Theorem 2.3 and the definition of Mob below.
Random quantum channels I: graphical calculus and the Bell state phenomenon
Now let us make use of the following obvious assertion: for any function ϕ ∈ C there exists m[ϕ] ∈ M¨ob(D) such that m[ϕ] ◦ f ∈ P and Im m[ϕ](ϕ(0)) = 0.
Geometry behind chordal Loewner chains
If the curve ∂ϕ(D) has second order contact with ∂D at the point z = 1, then there exists h ∈ M¨ob(D) such that the function h ◦ ϕ belongs to the class P0 .
Geometry behind chordal Loewner chains
Then by Lemma 6.3, h ◦ ϕ ∈ P0 for some h ∈ M¨ob(D).
Geometry behind chordal Loewner chains
This function maps D conformally onto itself, i.e., ht ∈ M¨ob(D).
Geometry behind chordal Loewner chains
Catalan number. A shorthand for this theorem is the introduction of a M¨obius function Mob on the symmetric group, invariant under conjugation and multiplicative over the cycles, satisfying for any permutation σ ∈ Sp : Wg(n, σ) = n−(p+|σ|) (Mob(σ) + O(n−2 )).
Random graph states, maximal flow and Fuss-Catalan distributions
We refer to for details about the function Mob.
Random graph states, maximal flow and Fuss-Catalan distributions
Using the fact that the function Mob is related to the M¨obius function on the poset of non-crossing partitions, one can show (see , chapter 10 and equation (11)) that the above sum is non-zero only if the above sum is trivial, that is, only if βi = id.
Random graph states, maximal flow and Fuss-Catalan distributions
On the other hand, however, the X-ray emission of HD 191612 displays broad lines (FW H Mob s ∼2000km s−1 , Naz ´e et al. , 2007) and is far from being as hard as predicted by the model.
New findings on the prototypical Of?p stars
As a shorthand for the quantities in Theorem 3.3, we introduce the function Mob on the symmetric group.
Low entropy output states for products of random unitary channels
We refer to for details about the function Mob.
Low entropy output states for products of random unitary channels