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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kluhs-ter]
    • /ˈklʌs tər/
    • /ˈklʌs.tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kluhs-ter]
    • /ˈklʌs tər/

Definitions of cluster word

  • countable noun cluster A cluster of people or things is a small group of them close together. 3
  • verb cluster If people cluster together, they gather together in a small group. 3
  • noun cluster a number of things growing, fastened, or occurring close together 3
  • noun cluster a number of persons or things grouped together 3
  • noun cluster a metal insignia worn on a medal ribbon to indicate a second award or a higher class of a decoration or order 3
  • noun cluster a group of bombs dropped in one stick, esp fragmentation and incendiary bombs 3

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Origin of cluster

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English cluster, clyster bunch; cognate with Low German kluster

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Cluster


cluster popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

cluster usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cluster

noun cluster

  • chunk — Chunks of something are thick solid pieces of it.
  • batch — A batch of things or people is a group of things or people of the same kind, especially a group that is dealt with at the same time or is sent to a particular place at the same time.
  • collection — A collection of things is a group of similar things that you have deliberately acquired, usually over a period of time.
  • band — A band is a small group of musicians who play popular music such as jazz, rock, or pop.
  • bundle — A bundle of things is a number of them that are tied together or wrapped in a cloth or bag so that they can be carried or stored.

verb cluster

  • flock — a lock or tuft of wool, hair, cotton, etc.
  • gather — to bring together into one group, collection, or place: to gather firewood; to gather the troops.
  • round up — having a flat, circular surface, as a disk.
  • parcel — an object, article, container, or quantity of something wrapped or packed up; small package; bundle.
  • package — a bundle of something, usually of small or medium size, that is packed and wrapped or boxed; parcel.

Antonyms for cluster

noun cluster

  • individual — a single human being, as distinguished from a group.
  • one — being or amounting to a single unit or individual or entire thing, item, or object rather than two or more; a single: one woman; one nation; one piece of cake.

verb cluster

  • disperse — to drive or send off in various directions; scatter: to disperse a crowd.
  • scatter — to throw loosely about; distribute at irregular intervals: to scatter seeds.
  • dissemble — to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of: to dissemble one's incompetence in business.
  • separate — to keep apart or divide, as by an intervening barrier or space: to separate two fields by a fence.
  • spread — to draw, stretch, or open out, especially over a flat surface, as something rolled or folded (often followed by out).

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