Definitions for crowdkraʊd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a large number of persons gathered together; throng.
any group of persons having something in common:
the theater crowd.
a group of spectators; audience:
the opening night crowd.
the common people; the masses.
a large number of things considered together.
(v.i.)to gather in large numbers; throng.
to press forward; advance by pushing.
(v.t.)to press closely together; force into a small space; cram.
to push, shove, or force.
to fill, as by pressing or thronging into.
to place under constant pressure.
* Syn: crowd , multitude , swarm , throng refer to large numbers of people. crowd suggests a jostling, uncomfortable, and possibly disorderly company: A crowd gathered to listen to the speech.multitude emphasizes the great number of persons or things but suggests that there is space enough for all: a multitude of people at the market.swarm as used of people is usu. contemptuous, suggesting a moving, restless, often noisy, crowd: A swarm of dirty children played in the street.throng suggests a company that presses together or forward, often with some common aim: The throng pushed forward to see the cause of the excitement.Usage: See collective noun.
Origin of crowd:
bef. 950; ME; OE crūden to press, hurry, c. MD crūden to push
an ancient Celtic musical instrument with the strings stretched over a rectangular frame, played with a bow.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of crowd:
1275–1325; ME crowd(e), var. of crouth < Welsh crwthcrwth
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large group of people
a crowd of spectators; not many women in the crowd; The crowd was chanting, "No more war!"
a group of friends
He was hanging out with the usual crowd.
(of many people) to move into a place at the same time
people crowding into the stadium; parade-watchers crowding the streets
to move too close to sb
The other runners were crowding him.
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
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.
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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
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Translations for crowd
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a number of persons or things gathered together
A crowd of people gathered in the street.
- skare, menigte, klomp, spul, magdomAfrikaans
- جُمهور، حَشْد مِن النّاسArabic
- multidãoPortuguese (BR)
- zástup, davCzech
- die MenschenmengeGerman
- folkemængde; opløbDanish
- multitud, muchedumbreSpanish
- جمعیت؛ گروه بزرگFarsi
- orang banyakIndonesian
- minia, daugybėLithuanian
- pūlis; barsLatvian
- orang ramaiMalay
- flokk, folkemengdeNorwegian
- جمعیت؛ گروه بزرگPersian
- جمعیت ، لویه ډلهPashto
- folksamling, -massa, -hopSwedish
- 人群，一堆東西Chinese (Trad.)
- натовп, товчіяUkrainian
- بهيڑ، هجومUrdu
- đám đôngVietnamese
- 人群，一堆东西Chinese (Simp.)
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