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 for cluster
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cluster \Clus"ter\, v. t.
     To collect into a cluster or clusters; to gather into a bunch
     or close body.
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           Not less the bee would range her cells, . . .
           The foxglove cluster dappled bells.      --Tennyson.
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           Or from the forest falls the clustered snow. --Thomson.
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     Clustered column (Arch.), a column which is composed, or
        appears to be composed, of several columns collected
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cluster \Clus"ter\ (kl[u^]s"t[~e]r), n. [AS. cluster, clyster;
     cf. LG. kluster (also Sw. & Dan. klase a cluster of grapes,
     D. klissen to be entangled?.)]
     1. A number of things of the same kind growing together; a
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              Her deeds were like great clusters of ripe grapes,
              Which load the bunches of the fruitful vine.
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     2. A number of similar things collected together or lying
        contiguous; a group; as, a cluster of islands. "Cluster of
        provinces." --Motley.
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     3. A number of individuals grouped together or collected in
        one place; a crowd; a mob.
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              As bees . . .
              Pour forth their populous youth about the hive
              In clusters.                          --Milton.
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              We loved him; but, like beasts
              And cowardly nobles, gave way unto your clusters,
              Who did hoot him out o' the city.     --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cluster \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.
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           His sunny hair
           Cluster'd about his temples, like a god's. --Tennyson.
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           The princes of the country clustering together. --Foxe.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of
           trees"; "a cluster of admirers" [syn: bunch, clump,
           cluster, clustering]
      v 1: come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets
           constellate in this town every summer" [syn: cluster,
           constellate, flock, clump]
      2: gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her
         fingers into a fist" [syn: bunch, bunch up, bundle,
         cluster, clump]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  187 Moby Thesaurus words for "cluster":
     accumulate, adhere, agglomerate, agglomeration, aggregate, aggroup,
     amass, army, array, assemblage, assemble, assembly, associate,
     band, batch, bevy, block, body, breccia, bring together, bulk,
     bunch, bunch together, bunch up, bundle, cake, clabber, clasp,
     cleave, clinch, cling, cling to, clot, clump, clutch, coagulate,
     cohere, cohue, collect, collection, colligate, collocate, combine,
     come together, company, compare, compile, concrete, concretion,
     congeal, conglomerate, conglomeration, congregate, congregation,
     converge, copse, copulate, corral, couple, covey, crew, crop,
     crowd, crush, cumulate, curd, curdle, date, deluge, dig up,
     draw together, dredge up, drive together, embrace, flock,
     flock together, flood, flow together, forgather, freeze to, fuse,
     galaxy, gang around, gang up, gather, gather around, gather in,
     gather together, gathering, gel, gelatinate, gelatinize, get in,
     get together, grasp, group, grouping, groupment, grove,
     grow together, hang on, hang together, hassock, heap,
     herd together, hive, hold, hold on, hold together, horde, host,
     huddle, hug, incrassate, inspissate, jam, jell, jellify, jelly,
     join, juxtapose, knot, league, legion, link, lopper, lot, lump,
     lump together, make up, mass, match, meet, merge, mess, mill, mob,
     mobilize, multitude, muster, node, package, pair, panoply, parcel,
     partner, party, persist, press, put together, rabble, raise,
     rake up, rally, rally around, rendezvous, round up, rout, ruck,
     scrape together, seethe, set, shock, slew, solid, solid body,
     solidify, spate, stay, stay put, stick, stick together, stook,
     stream, surge, swarm, take hold of, take up, thick, thicken,
     thicket, throng, tuft, tussock, unite, whip in, wisp

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  Multiple servers providing the same
     service.  The term may imply resilience to failure and/or
     some kind of load balancing between the servers.  Compare
     2.  An elementary unit of allocation of a disk
     made up of one or more physical blocks.
     A file is made up of a whole number of possibly
     non-contiguous clusters.  The cluster size is a tradeoff
     between space efficiency (the bigger is the cluster, the
     bigger is on the average the wasted space at the end of each
     file) and the length of the FAT.

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