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
The crowds booed and jeered as the embarrassing scene played out in front of them.
Many will simply stay away from crowds and stay home this Christmas Eve, which could be a very silent night indeed.
Translators—many of whom came by boat themselves—work through the crowds with Italian authorities to take down names and details.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Along with crowds, Cereal Killer has also drawn polarizing responses from the public and the media.
Our Pashto interpreter explained how he had pretended to be a Pakistani policeman when interested crowds approached the compound.
After his death crowds flocked to his grave to touch his holy monument, till the authorities caused the church yard to be shut.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The news of these successes brought crowds of volunteers to our standard.
We were both fond of reading, of quiet walks and talks, and we hated crowds.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
The date was fixed for the interment with military pomp, and immense crowds came out to witness the imposing procession.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
The news of this pretended mutiny spread rapidly, and great crowds came rushing down to see the affair.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
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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