Definitions for: Crowd

[n] a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
[n] an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd"
[v] to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"
[v] cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; "We herded the children into a spare classroom"
[v] approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"
[v] fill or occupy to the point of overflowing; "The students crowded the auditorium"

Webster (1913) Definition: Crowd (kroud), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crowded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Crowding.] [OE. crouden, cruden, AS. cr?dan; cf. D.
kruijen to push in a wheelbarrow.]
1. To push, to press, to shove. --Chaucer.

2. To press or drive together; to mass together. ``Crowd us
and crush us.'' --Shak.

3. To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to
encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.

The balconies and verandas were crowded with
spectators, anxious to behold their future
sovereign. --Prescott.

4. To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat
discourteously or unreasonably. [Colloq.]

To crowd out, to press out; specifically, to prevent the
publication of; as, the press of other matter crowded out
the article.

To crowd sail (Naut.), to carry an extraordinary amount of
sail, with a view to accelerate the speed of a vessel; to
carry a press of sail.

Crowd, v. i.
1. To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to

The whole company crowded about the fire. --Addison.

Images came crowding on his mind faster than he
could put them into words. --Macaulay.

2. To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man
crowds into a room.

Crowd, n. [AS. croda. See Crowd, v. t. ]
1. A number of things collected or closely pressed together;
also, a number of things adjacent to each other.

A crowd of islands. --Pope.

2. A number of persons congregated or collected into a close
body without order; a throng.

The crowd of Vanity Fair. --Macaulay.

Crowds that stream from yawning doors. --Tennyson.

3. The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the
rabble; the mob.

To fool the crowd with glorious lies. --Tennyson.

He went not with the crowd to see a shrine.

Syn: Throng; multitude. See Throng.

Crowd, n. [W. crwth; akin to Gael. cruit. Perh. named
from its shape, and akin to Gr. kyrto`s curved, and E. curve.
Cf. Rote.]
An ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of
violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played
with a bow. [Written also croud, crowth, cruth, and

A lackey that . . . can warble upon a crowd a little.
--B. Jonson.

Crowd, v. t.
To play on a crowd; to fiddle. [Obs.] ``Fiddlers, crowd on.''

Synonyms: bunch, crew, crowd together, gang, push

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