a large number of persons gathered closely together; throng: a crowd of angry people.
any large number of persons.
any group or set of persons with something in common: The restaurant attracts a theater crowd.
the common people; the masses: He feels superior to the crowd.
a large number of things gathered or considered together.
Sociology. a temporary gathering of people responding to common stimuli and engaged in any of various forms of collective behavior.
to press closely together; force into a confined space; cram: to crowd clothes into a suitcase.
to fill to excess; fill by pressing or thronging into.
to place under pressure or stress by constant solicitation: to crowd a debtor for payment; to crowd someone with embarrassing questions.
Idioms about crowd
crowd on sail, Nautical. to carry a press of sail.
- crowder, noun
Other definitions for crowd (2 of 2)
an ancient Celtic musical instrument with the strings stretched over a rectangular frame, played with a bow.
- Also called rota [roh-tuh], /ˈroʊ tə/, rote [roht], /roʊt/, rotta [rot-uh], /ˈrɒt ə/, rotte [rot] /rɒt/ .
- Also crwth [krooth] /kruθ/ .
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How to use crowd in a sentence
After he held an indoor rally in Nevada where a mostly unmasked crowd interacted, he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he didn’t feel as though he was putting himself at risk.In 160 words, Trump reveals how little he cares about the pandemic | Philip Bump | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
It’s amazing how small a barrier it takes to filter out the crowds.How (and Why) to Execute the Perfect Canoe Portage | Alex Hutchinson | September 9, 2020 | Outside Online
The latest crackdown occurred on Sunday, when crowds took to the streets to oppose the government’s decision to postpone for an entire year legislative council elections that were supposed to take place on Sunday.Hong Kong’s citywide COVID-19 testing has become a barometer of public trust | eamonbarrett | September 9, 2020 | Fortune
Winter is also nice—just pack some extra layers—and you’ll miss the crowds by visiting in the off-season.
CEOs and VPs always have people asking to take from them, so offering to help them in some way may make you stand out of the crowd.Networking 101: Why Working Together Creates More Opportunity Than Working Apart | Shantel Holder | September 4, 2020 | Essence.com
He created his own crowd-funding platform for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which has yet to be launched.
As he tried to make his way through a crowd of mourners late last month, he looked preoccupied and even disoriented.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq | IranWire | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But when I look out over the crowd now, I also see that they are trapped—trapped by their cowardice.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating | Ellie Schaack | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
And so we compiled this list through conversations with colleagues and social media crowd-sourcing.
The Stormfront crowd offers its own helpful political advice, not only for Scalise but also for the entire GOP.
The crowd shuffled off in all directions, and then engaged in a confused struggle for the chairs.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
The little crowd and the boats on the beach were right under them and no one paid any attention or seemed to be in a hurry.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Our social life is aimless without it, we are a crowd without a common understanding.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Soon after they parted, with a sarcastic laugh from the Spaniard, and Ma'amselle mingled with the crowd.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
His Indian repute had not preceded him to such degree as to make the way easy for him through the London crowd.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for crowd (1 of 2)
a large number of things or people gathered or considered together
a particular group of people, esp considered as a social or business set: the crowd from the office
the crowd the common people; the masses
(as modifier): crowd ideas
follow the crowd to conform with the majority
(intr) to gather together in large numbers; throng
(tr) to press together into a confined space
(tr) to fill to excess; fill by pushing into
(tr) informal to urge or harass by urging
crowd on sail nautical to hoist as much sail as possible
- crowded, adjective
- crowdedly, adverb
- crowdedness, noun
- crowder, noun
British Dictionary definitions for crowd (2 of 2)
music an ancient bowed stringed instrument; crwth
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Other Idioms and Phrases with crowd
see follow the crowd; three's a crowd.
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