clus·ter /ˈkləstɚ/ 名詞
群集; 叢集; 群組
1. A number of things of the same kind growing together; a bunch.
Her deeds were like great clusters of ripe grapes,
Which load the bunches of the fruitful vine. --Spenser.
2. A number of similar things collected together or lying contiguous; a group; as, a cluster of islands. “Cluster of provinces.”
3. A number of individuals grouped together or collected in one place; a crowd; a mob.
As bees . . .
Pour forth their populous youth about the hive
In clusters. --Milton.
We loved him; but, like beasts
And cowardly nobles, gave way unto your clusters,
Who did hoot him out o' the city. --Shak.
Clus·ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clustered p. pr. & vb. n. Clustering.] To grow in clusters or assemble in groups; to gather or unite in a cluster or clusters.
His sunny hair
Cluster'd about his temples, like a god's. --Tennyson.
The princes of the country clustering together. --Foxe.
Clus·ter, v. t. To collect into a cluster or clusters; to gather into a bunch or close body.
Not less the bee would range her cells, . . .
The foxglove cluster dappled bells. --Tennyson.
Or from the forest falls the clustered snow. --Thomson.
Clustered column Arch., a column which is composed, or appears to be composed, of several columns collected together.
n : a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of
trees"; "a cluster of admirers" [syn: bunch, clump, clustering]
v 1: come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets
constellate in this town every summer" [syn: constellate,
2: gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her
fingers into a fist"; "The students bunched up at the
registration desk" [syn: bunch, bunch up, bundle, clump]