Crowd is defined as to push, shove or force too closely together.(verb)
An example of to crowd is a woman sitting way too close to a man in a bar who isn't interested in her.
The definition of a crowd is a large number of people or things gathered closely together.(noun)
An example of crowd is the group of people that come together for the ball dropping on New Years Eve in Times Square in New York City.
See crowd in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME crouden < OE crudan, to press, drive, akin to MHG kroten, to oppress < IE base *greut-, to compel, press > curd, Ir gruth, curdled milk
Origin: ME croud < Welsh crwth < IE *krut-, arch, breast, belly < base *(s)kreu-, round > MIr cruind, round
See crowd in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English crowden, to crowd, press
Origin: , from Old English crūdan, to hasten, press.
Origin: Middle English croud
Origin: , from Middle Welsh crwth.
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