- filled to excess; packed.
- filled with a crowd: crowded streets.
- uncomfortably close together: crowded passengers on a bus.
Origin of crowded
- 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.
- audience; attendance: Opening night drew a good 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 gather in large numbers; throng; swarm.
- to press forward; advance by pushing.
- to press closely together; force into a confined space; cram: to crowd clothes into a suitcase.
- to push; shove.
- 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.
- crowd on sail, Nautical. to carry a press of sail.
Origin of crowd1
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Related Wordsfull, teeming, cramped, jammed, loaded, populous, packed, jam-packed, compact, clean, brimming, overflowing, stuffed, close, mobbed, crammed, crushed, massed, chock-full
Examples from the Web for crowded
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After the boats were crowded, they would hold on to them so that they could not leave the shore.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
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The afternoon is far advanced—the parks and public drives are crowded.
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- a large number of things or people gathered or considered together
- a particular group of people, esp considered as a social or business setthe crowd from the office
- the crowdthe 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
- music an ancient bowed stringed instrument; crwth
Word Origin and History for crowded
Old English crudan "to press, crush." Cognate with Middle Dutch cruden "to press, push," Middle High German kroten "to press, oppress," Norwegian kryda "to crowd." Related: Crowded; crowding.
Idioms and Phrases with crowded
see follow the crowd; three's a crowd.