Mob n. A mobcap.
Mob, v. t. To wrap up in, or cover with, a cowl. [R.]
1. 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. --Addison.
2. Hence: A throng; a rabble; esp., an unlawful or riotous assembly; a disorderly crowd.
The mob of gentlemen who wrote with ease. --Pope.
Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob. --Madison.
Confused by brainless mobs. --Tennyson.
Mob law, law administered by the mob; lynch law.
Swell mob, well dressed thieves and swindlers, regarded collectively. [Slang] --Dickens.
Mob, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mobbed p. pr. & vb. n. Mobbing.] To crowd about, as a mob, and attack or annoy; as, to mob a house or a person.
n 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,
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]