stampede

Definitions

  • Beefeater's Stampede 107
    Beefeater's Stampede 107
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stampede run away in a stampede
    • v stampede cause to run in panic "Thunderbolts can stampede animals"
    • v stampede act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse "Companies will now stampede to release their latest software"
    • v stampede cause a group or mass of people to act on an impulse or hurriedly and impulsively "The tavern owners stampeded us into overeating"
    • n stampede a headlong rush of people on a common impulse "when he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits"
    • n stampede a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Stampede 299 Stampede 299
Started on a Stampede for the Pyramids 311 Started on a Stampede for the Pyramids 311
An ass in a lion's skin watches as animals and men stampede away from him An ass in a lion's skin watches as animals and men stampede away from him

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stampede 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 panic.
    • Stampede 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; a stampede toward U. S. bonds in the credit markets. "She and her husband would join in the general stampede ."
    • v. t Stampede To disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of animals.
    • v. i Stampede stăm*pēd" To run away in a panic; -- said of droves of cattle, horses, etc., also of armies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stampede A sudden fright seizing upon large bodies of cattle or horses, and causing them to run for long distances; a sudden scattering of a herd of cattle or horses; hence, any sudden flight or general movement, as of an army, in consequence of a panic.
    • n stampede Any sudden unconcerted movement of a number of persons actuated by a common impulse: as, a stampede in a political convention for a candidate who seems likely to win. Stampedes in American polities have been common since the Democratic convention of 1844.
    • stampede To become generally panic-stricken; take suddenly to flight, as if under the influence of a panic; scamper off in fright: said of herds or droves.
    • stampede To move together, or take the same line of conduct, under the influence of any sudden and common impulse. See stampede, n., 2.
    • stampede To cause to break and run as if panic-stricken; disperse or drive off suddenly through panic or terror.
    • stampede To cause to move or act in a mass through some sudden common impulse: as, to stampede a political convention for a candidate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stampede stam-pēd′ a sudden fright seizing a herd of horses or other cattle, causing them to run: flight, or any sudden confused movement of a multitude, caused by panic
    • v.i Stampede to scamper off in panic
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. estampida,in America) a stampede, estampido, a crackling, akin to estampar, to stamp, of German origin. See Stamp (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

They are panic-stricken, stampeded.
"Marion's Faith." by Charles King
But we're going to take you two boys to the ranch house, and then we'll try to stop the stampede.
"Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's" by Laura Lee Hope
That stops a stampede, usually.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch" by Laura Lee Hope
You cannot take exercise and you dare not get down to walk or you will stampede the cattle.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
Of course all the party stampeded for the door.
"Three Years on the Plains" by Edmund B. Tuttle
A miniature stampede resulted until the several hundred nose-bags were adjusted and hay shook out along the picket line.
"The Delta of the Triple Elevens" by William Elmer Bachman
Finally the calls of hunger put an end to this strange demonstration, and with a mighty stampede we made for the kitchen.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
That night we had a stampede; Christ, how the cattle run!
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
This was the year that the great buffalo slaughter commenced and such stampedes were common then.
"The Life and Adventures of Nat Love" by Nat Love
They ain't quieted down yet, and I don't want no stampede now.
"The Boy from the Ranch" by Frank V. Webster
Baggage was quickly thrown into wagons, and a general stampede toward the Rapidan commenced at once.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
Next spring there will be the biggest stampede the world has ever seen.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
They were apt to stampede and make trouble in finding them if there was a bad storm.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
A STAMPEDE IN A CITY.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
The road-house was crowded with "busted" stampeders coming out of the Nowikaket country.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
Yet on such unsubstantial bases every miner built a pet theory, and a large "stampede" took place in consequence.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
A "stampede" is more to be dreaded upon the plains than almost any disaster that can happen.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
We of course supposed that they had just discovered the caballada of wild-horses, and it was that that was producing this sudden stampede.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
The sound of the distant stampede had become a veritable rumbling roar that told of its nearing proximity.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
Besides this, a more alarming discovery broke upon him within a minute after observing the stampede.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
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In poetry:

Tell me the tale of an ancient tribe
Who lost an empty battle
And left their pueblo Apache ground
Stampeding west like cattle.
"Old Isleta" by Norman MacLeod
This house has been far out at sea all night,
The woods crashing through darkness, the booming hills,
Winds stampeding the fields under the window
Floundering black astride and blinding wet
"Wind" by Ted Hughes
The fire broke out on the stage, about eight o'clock,
Which gave to the audience a very fearful shock;
Then a stampede ensued, and a rush was made pell-mell,
And in the crush, trying to get out, many people fell.
"The Burning of the People's Variety Theatre, Aberdeen" by William Topaz McGonagall
No more are they than the scattered scud,
No more than broken reeds,
No more than shards or shattered glass,
Than dust blown down the winds that pass,
Than trampled wefts of pampas-grass
When the wild herd stampedes.
"The Vale Of Shadows" by Clinton Scollard
Then General McNeill ordered his men to form in solid square,
Whilst deafening shouts and shrieks of animals did tend the air,
And the rush of stampeded camels made a fearful din,
While the Arabs they did yell, and fiendishly did grin.
"The Rebel Surprise Near Tamai" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Custom trailers transport 12.5-foot-tall by 16.7-foot-wide LED screens to and from each event at the Calgary Stampede rodeo and entertainment show in Calgary, Canada.
Stampeders quarterback Drew Tate out of West final with fractured forearm .
Global warming has ignited a rush to exploit Arctic resources _ and Greenpeace is determined to thwart that stampede.
Stampeders hang on to beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats in snowy Calgary.
Here 's A Black Friday Stampede To Make You Glad You Didn't Leave The House.
Here's A Black Friday Stampede To Make You Glad You Didn't Leave The House .
As a Bombers fan or alumnus, the team to support at the Rogers Centre on Sunday is the Calgary Stampeders.
The longest bull market in history stampedes on.
Calgary Stampeders Jon Cornish, running back, talks to reporters following practice Friday, November 23, 2012 in Toronto.
The Argos will face the Calgary Stampeders in the 100th CFL Grey Cup Sunday THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick.
Stampede 66's front dining room has a wall of tiles with the names of Texas towns.
The main dining room at Stephan Pyles' Stampede 66 is huge, with soaring ceilings, suspended longhorn horns and a wall displaying tiles with the names of Texas towns.
The Gamblers take on the Sioux Falls Stampede -- and it's Bud Night/ Lucky 7 Night.
Spain's Halloween dance stampede claims 5th victim.
Argos receiver Chad Owens, Stampeders' Jon Cornish nominees for CFL's most outstanding player.
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In science:

Beside the fundamental diagram, the work also discusses density fluctuations which are of vital interest for the stampede dynamics.
Walkers on the circle
Theoreticians stampeded towards “certainties” offered by the half-explored territory of relativistic quantum field theory.
PT-symmetry, ghosts, supersymmetry and Klein-Gordon equation
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