Cluster Definition

klŭstər
clustered, clusters
noun
clusters
A number of things of the same sort gathered together or growing together; bunch.
Webster's New World
A number of persons, animals, or things grouped together.
Webster's New World
A group of nonsyllabic phonemes, esp. a group of two or more consecutive consonants.
Webster's New World
A group of academic courses in a related area.
American Heritage
(astronomy) A group of galaxies or stars that appear near each other.
The Pleiades cluster contains seven bright stars.
Wiktionary
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verb
clustered, clusters
To gather or grow in a cluster or clusters.
Webster's New World
To cause to grow or form into bunches.
American Heritage
Antonyms:

Other Word Forms of Cluster

Noun

Singular:
cluster
Plural:
clusters

Origin of Cluster

  • From Middle English cluster, from Old English cluster, clyster (“cluster, bunch, branch”), from Proto-Germanic *klus-, *klas- (“to clump, lump together”) + Proto-Germanic *-þrą (instrumental suffix), related to Low German Kluuster (“cluster”), Dutch dialectal klister (“cluster”), Swedish kluster (“cluster”), Icelandic klasi (“cluster; bunch of grapes”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English clyster

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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