Definitions for huddleˈhʌd l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hud•dleˈhʌd l(v.; n.)-dled, -dling

  1. (v.i.)to gather or crowd together in a close mass:

    They huddled around the stove to get warm.

  2. to crouch, curl up, or draw oneself together.

  3. to confer or consult.

  4. (v.t.)to heap or crowd together closely.

  5. to draw (oneself) closely together, as in crouching; nestle (often fol. by up).

  6. to put on (clothes) with careless haste (often fol. by on).

  7. (n.)a closely gathered group, mass, or heap.

  8. a close gathering of football players behind the scrimmage line to hear instructions for the next play.

    Category: Sport

  9. a conference, esp. a private one about a serious matter.

Origin of huddle:

1570–80; hud- (weak grade of root found in hide1) + -le

hud′dler(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. huddle, powwow(noun)

    (informal) a quick private conference

  2. huddle(verb)

    a disorganized and densely packed crowd

    "a huddle of frightened women"

  3. huddle, huddle together(verb)

    crowd or draw together

    "let's huddle together--it's cold!"

  4. huddle, cower(verb)

    crouch or curl up

    "They huddled outside in the rain"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. huddle(verb)ˈhʌd l

    (of several people) to move very close together

    ***They huddled together against the cold.

Wiktionary

  1. huddle(Noun)

    a dense and disorderly crowd

  2. huddle(Noun)

    a brief meeting of all the players from one team that are on the field with the purpose of planning the following play.

  3. huddle(Verb)

    to crowd together as when distressed or in fear

    The sheep huddled together seeking warmth.

  4. huddle(Verb)

    to curl one's legs up to the chest and keep one's arms close to the torso; to crouch; to assume a position similar to that of an embryo in the womb

  5. huddle(Verb)

    to form a huddle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Huddle(verb)

    to press together promiscuously, from confusion, apprehension, or the like; to crowd together confusedly; to press or hurry in disorder; to crowd

  2. Huddle(verb)

    to crowd (things) together to mingle confusedly; to assemble without order or system

  3. Huddle(verb)

    to do, make, or put, in haste or roughly; hence, to do imperfectly; -- usually with a following preposition or adverb; as, to huddle on; to huddle up; to huddle together

  4. Huddle(noun)

    a crowd; a number of persons or things crowded together in a confused manner; tumult; confusion

Freebase

  1. Huddle

    In sport, a huddle is an action of a team gathering together, usually in a tight circle, to strategise, motivate or celebrate. It is a popular strategy for keeping opponents insulated from sensitive information, and acts as a form of insulation when the level of noise in the venue is such that normal on-field communication is difficult. Commonly the leader of the huddle is the team captain and it is the captain who will try to inspire his fellow team members to achieve success. Similarly after an event a huddle may take place to congratulate one another for the teams success, or to commiserate a defeat. The term "huddle" can be used as a verb as in "huddling up". In the military, especially in northern Germany, a huddle is often used to describe a "Leitungsbesprechung". The idea of synchronization and coordination reaches back to Clausewitz. The Kohnen principle demands to start and to end the daily battle rhythm with a huddle. The huddle is commonly used in American football and Canadian football to strategise before each play; the offensive team's huddle is almost always led by the quarterback, and the defensive huddle is typically led by one of the linebackers. It is also popular in basketball, football and cricket.


Translations for huddle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

huddle(verb)

(often with together ) to crowd closely together

The cows (were) huddled together in the corner of the field.

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