a large number of things or people considered together
"a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
crowd, crew, gang, bunch(verb)
an informal body of friends
"he still hangs out with the same crowd"
cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
"We herded the children into a spare classroom"
fill or occupy to the point of overflowing
"The students crowded the auditorium"
crowd, crowd together(verb)
to gather together in large numbers
"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"
approach a certain age or speed
"She is pushing fifty"
to push, to press, to shove
to press or drive together; to mass together
to fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity
to press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably
to press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng
to urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man crowds into a room
a number of things collected or closely pressed together; also, a number of things adjacent to each other
a number of persons congregated or collected into a close body without order; a throng
the lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the rabble; the mob
an ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played with a bow
to play on a crowd; to fiddle
Origin: [W. crwth; akin to Gael. cruit. Perh. named from its shape, and akin to Gr. kyrto`s curved, and E. curve. Cf. Rote.]
A crowd is a small and definable group of people, while "the crowd" is referred to as the so-called lower orders of people in general. A crowd may be definable through a common purpose or set of emotions, such as at a political rally, at a sports event, or during looting, or simply be made up of many people going about their business in a busy area. Everybody in the context of general public or the common people is normally referred to as the masses.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
krowd, n. a number of persons or things closely pressed together, without order: the rabble: multitude.—v.t. to gather into a lump or crowd: to fill by pressing or driving together: to compress.—v.i. to press on: to press together in numbers: to swarm.—p.adj. Crowd′ed.—Crowd sail, to carry a press of sail for speed. [A.S. crúdan, to press.]
krowd, n. (obs.) an ancient musical instrument of the nature of the violin.—n. Crowd′er (obs.), a fiddler. [W. crwth, a hollow protuberance, a fiddle; Gael., Ir. cruit.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'crowd' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2384
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'crowd' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3466
Rank popularity for the word 'crowd' in Nouns Frequency: #826
The numerical value of crowd in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of crowd in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The man who follows a crowd will never be followed by a crowd.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
All I did was take in the crowd, the crowd was thundering. I was just enjoying the call and the crowd, the noise.
You know Bernie was saying Mr. Trump should speak to his crowd, you know where they come from? Bernie's crowd. They're Bernie's crowd.
The man who follows the crowd will get no farther than the crowd. A man who walks alone is likely to get places no one has ever been before.
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Translations for crowd
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- كوم, حشد, زحمةArabic
- навалица, куп, тълпаBulgarian
- multitudCatalan, Valencian
- gwrengod, torfWelsh
- Gedränge, HaufenGerman
- muchedumbre, turba, montón, vulgo, amasijo, multitudSpanish
- جمعیت, انبوهPersian
- pino, väkijoukko, kasa, väentungosFinnish
- monceau, fouleFrench
- kloftWestern Frisian
- slua, dreamIrish
- gràisgScottish Gaelic
- जनता, भीड़Hindi
- կույտ, ամբոխ, բազմությունArmenian
- moltitudine, torma, fiumana, massa, folla, turba, mucchio, stuoloItalian
- 人込み, 群衆, 積み重ねJapanese
- ბრბო, გროვაGeorgian
- 무더기, 군중Korean
- vulgus, multitudo, turbaLatin
- जमाव, समुह, गर्दीMarathi
- gepeupel, massa, hoop, menigte, schare, volkDutch
- mengde, flokk, folkehav, haugNorwegian
- multidão, massa, povo, ralé, pilha, monte, plebePortuguese
- gloată, mulțime, maldăr, masă de oameni, grămadă, prostimeRomanian
- толпа, кучаRussian
- гу̑жва, gȗžva, svjètina, gòmila, свјѐтина, ма̀са, màsa, го̀милаSerbo-Croatian
- massa, mängd, hög, folkmassa, folkmängdSwedish
- బృందము, గుంపుTelugu
- มหาชน, กองThai
- натовп, купаUkrainian
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