AskDefine | Define mob

Dictionary Definition



1 a disorderly crowd of people [syn: rabble, rout]
2 a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities [syn: syndicate, crime syndicate, family]
3 an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves" [syn: gang, pack, ring] v : press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium" [syn: throng, pack, pile, jam] [also: mobbing, mobbed]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. An unruly group of people.
  2. A commonly used collective noun for animals such as horses or cattle.


  • Arabic: مجموعة من الناس الخارجين عن السيطرة
  • Finnish: lauma, väkijoukko
  • Greek: όχλος (óchlos) (unruly group), κοπάδι (2)
  • French: foule
  • Hebrew:
  • Scots: clanjamphry
  • Turkish: başıbozuk, güruh


  1. to crowd around someone or something

Extensive Definition

Mob may refer to:
MOB as an initialism may refer to:

See also

  • The Mob
  • 1 vs 100, a game show where the 100 antagonists are referred to as The Mob
mob in German: MOB
mob in French: MOB
mob in Italian: MOB
mob in Kölsch: MOB (Watt ėßß datt?)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Black Hand, Bund, Cosa Nostra, Rochdale cooperative, a mass of, a world of, age group, alliance, army, assemblage, association, axis, band, battalion, bevy, bloc, body, brigade, bunch, cabal, cadre, camarilla, camp, canaille, carpet, cast, cell, charmed circle, chew out, circle, clan, clique, closed circle, cloud, cluster, clutter, coalition, cohort, cohue, college, combination, combine, common market, company, complement, confederacy, confederation, consumer cooperative, contingent, cooperative, cooperative society, corps, coterie, council, covey, credit union, crew, crowd, crush, customs union, deluge, detachment, detail, division, dregs, economic community, elite, elite group, faction, federation, fleet, flight, flock, flocks, flood, free trade area, galaxy, gang, gangdom, gangland, group, grouping, groupment, hail, heap, herd, hive, horde, host, ignobile vulgus, in-group, ingroup, inner circle, jam, junta, junto, large amount, lash, league, legion, lots, machine, many, many-headed multitude, mass, masses, masses of, mobile vulgus, movement, muchness, multitude, nest, numbers, organized crime, out-group, outfit, pack, panoply, partnership, party, peer group, phalanx, platoon, plurality, political machine, posse, press, proletariat, push, quantities, quite a few, rabble, ragtag and bobtail, rail, rate, regiment, riffraff, ring, rout, row, ruck, salon, scores, scum, set, shoal, society, spate, squad, stable, string, swarm, team, the Mafia, the common herd, the crowd, the great unnumbered, the great unwashed, the herd, the hoi polloi, the horde, the majority, the many, the masses, the mob, the multitude, the rackets, the syndicate, the underworld, throng, tidy sum, trash, tribe, troop, troupe, union, unwashed, we-group, wing, worlds of
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