large group of people that are gathered or considered together
- A crowd is not the sum of the individuals who compose it. Rather it is a species of animal, without language or real consciousness, born when they gather, dying when they depart.
- Gene Wolfe, "The Shadow of the Torturer" (1980) - Severian, Chapter 31
- A mob's a monster; heads enough, but no brains.
- Poor Richard's Almanack, an entry in 1747.