Crowd Definition

kroud
crowded, crowding, crowds
noun
crowds
A large number of people or things gathered closely together.
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The common people; the masses.
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A group of people having something in common; set; clique.
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A group of people attending a public function; an audience.
The play drew a small but appreciative crowd.
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verb
crowded, crowding, crowds
To press, push, or squeeze.
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To press, push, or shove.
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To come together in a large group; throng.
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To move forward by pressing or shoving.
A bevy of reporters crowded toward the candidate.
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To push one's way (forward, into, through, etc.)
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idiom
crowd (on) sail
  • To spread a large amount of sail to increase speed.
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crowd (on) sail
  • to put up an unusually large number of sails in order to increase the ship's speed
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crowd out
  • to force (someone or something) out of a limited space by arriving or appearing there
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Other Word Forms of Crowd

Noun

Singular:
crowd
Plural:
crowds

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Crowd

Origin of Crowd

  • From Middle English crowden to crowd, press from Old English crūdan to hasten, press

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

  • Middle English croud from Middle Welsh crwth

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

  • From Old English crūdan. Cognate with Dutch kruien.

    From Wiktionary

  • Celtic, from Welsh crwth.

    From Wiktionary

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