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OTHER WORDS FROM crowdcrowder, noun
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Other definitions for crowd (2 of 2)
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What is a basic definition of crowd?
A crowd is a large group of people or an audience. Crowd also means to cram closely together. Crowd has several other senses as a noun and a verb.
The word crowd can be used to describe any large group of people. Often, crowd is used to specifically mean that the people are standing close together. If a location has a large number of people in a small area, it is said to be crowded.
- Real-life examples: A protest often involves a crowd of angry people. Crowds are often broken up when they get too large and unruly. You are very likely to see huge crowds in large cities like Los Angeles or in popular amusement parks like Disney World.
- Used in a sentence: My sister got lost in the crowd of businesspeople boarding the subway car.
In this sense, crowd is used as a verb to mean to gather together in large numbers.
- Used in a sentence: We crowded around the trained monkey to watch it dance.
Crowd is also used to mean an audience, even if not many people are in the audience.
- Real-life examples: Musicians, circus performers, actors, and comedians perform in front of a crowd. Politicians often give speeches to a crowd. Every producer wants to attract a large crowd to a show so they make more money.
- Used in a sentence: She received a standing ovation from the crowd.
Crowd can also specifically mean a group of people who have something in common.
- Used in a sentence: I don’t really fit in with this artsy crowd.
As a verb, crowd means to pack or cram closely together in a tight space.
- Used in a sentence: Twelve clowns crowded into the tiny car.
Where does crowd come from?
The first records of crowd come from before 950. It ultimately comes from the Old English crūden, meaning “to press” or “to hurry.”
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What are some other forms related to crowd?
- crowded (adjective)
- crowder (noun)
What are some synonyms for crowd?
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What are some words that often get used in discussing crowd?
How is crowd used in real life?
Crowd is a common word that most often means a large group of people.
Large crowd continuing to march on Pike Street from downtown. Two individuals were arrested outside of the West Precinct. Demonstrators threw rocks, bottles and other items at officers. At least one officer has been transported to the hospital.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) July 19, 2020
Proud of my hometown Miami crowd giving up that energy for our boys.. I know that energy well. #GoHeat
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 10, 2012
Person in Tahoe looks at me in my small sedan as if it's my fault because they are crowded into a parking space next to me. Don't do that.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) June 10, 2017
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A crowd is a small group of people.
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|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|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)
- the crowd the common people; the masses
- (as modifier)crowd ideas
Derived forms of crowdcrowded, adjectivecrowdedly, adverbcrowdedness, nouncrowder, noun
Word Origin for crowd
British Dictionary definitions for crowd (2 of 2)
Word Origin for crowd
Other Idioms and Phrases with crowd
see follow the crowd; three's a crowd.