Dictionary.com

huddle

[ huhd-l ]
/ ˈhʌd l /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: huddle / huddled on Thesaurus.com

verb (used without object), hud·dled, hud·dling.
verb (used with object), hud·dled, hud·dling.
noun
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of huddle

1570–80; hud- (weak grade of root found in hide1) + -le; replacing Middle English hoder, equivalent to hod- (variant hud-) + -er-er6

OTHER WORDS FROM huddle

huddler, nounhud·dling·ly, adverbun·hud·dle, verb (used with object), un·hud·dled, un·hud·dling.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use huddle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for huddle

huddle
/ (ˈhʌdəl) /

noun
a heaped or crowded mass of people or things
informal a private or impromptu conference (esp in the phrase go into a huddle)
verb

Derived forms of huddle

huddler, noun

Word Origin for huddle

C16: of uncertain origin; compare Middle English hoderen to wrap up
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with huddle

huddle

see go into a huddle.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK