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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crowd(noun)

    a large number of things or people considered together

    "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"

  2. crowd, crew, gang, bunch(verb)

    an informal body of friends

    "he still hangs out with the same crowd"

  3. herd, crowd(verb)

    cause to herd, drive, or crowd together

    "We herded the children into a spare classroom"

  4. crowd(verb)

    fill or occupy to the point of overflowing

    "The students crowded the auditorium"

  5. crowd, crowd together(verb)

    to gather together in large numbers

    "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

  6. push, crowd(verb)

    approach a certain age or speed

    "She is pushing fifty"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crowd(verb)

    to push, to press, to shove

  2. Crowd(verb)

    to press or drive together; to mass together

  3. Crowd(verb)

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

  4. Crowd(verb)

    to press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably

  5. Crowd(verb)

    to press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng

  6. Crowd(verb)

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

  7. Crowd(verb)

    a number of things collected or closely pressed together; also, a number of things adjacent to each other

  8. Crowd(verb)

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

  9. Crowd(verb)

    the lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the rabble; the mob

  10. Crowd(noun)

    an ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played with a bow

  11. Crowd(verb)

    to play on a crowd; to fiddle

  12. Origin: [W. crwth; akin to Gael. cruit. Perh. named from its shape, and akin to Gr. kyrto`s curved, and E. curve. Cf. Rote.]


  1. Crowd

    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

  1. Crowd

    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.]

  2. Crowd

    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.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Crowd

    Theatrical slang for members of a company collectively.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CROWD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2384

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CROWD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3466

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CROWD' in Nouns Frequency: #826

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How to say CROWD in sign language?

  1. crowd


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CROWD in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CROWD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of CROWD in a Sentence

  1. Bernard Baruch:

    Never follow the crowd.

  2. Arabic Proverb:

    Never give advice in a crowd.

  3. Ovid:

    We two are to ourselves a crowd.

  4. Phineas Taylor Barnum:

    Every crowd has a silver lining.

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Follow your dreams, not the crowd.

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