What does crowd mean?

Definitions for crowd
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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

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

  2. Crowd(verb)

    to press or drive together; to mass together

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

  3. Crowd(verb)

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

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

  4. Crowd(verb)

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

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

  5. Crowd(verb)

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

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

  6. Crowd(verb)

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

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

  7. Crowd(verb)

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

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

  8. Crowd(verb)

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

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

  9. Crowd(verb)

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

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

  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

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

  11. Crowd(verb)

    to play on a crowd; to fiddle

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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce crowd?

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How to say crowd in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Vicente Luque:

    It was funny, I could hear a lot. Everybody out there I could hear really clearly, but at the same time ... it wasn't much different than if the crowd were there.

  2. Donald Trump:

    That was some, that was some crowd, and we had twice the number outside. And then you had this crazy Beto. Beto had like 400 people in a parking lot, they said his crowd was wonderful.

  3. Daniil Medvedev:

    I was just so happy about my win today that I just decided to do something special my first quarterfinal, because I saw some comments already that some people think it was against the crowd. It was not at all. It was just showing how happy I was to be in the quarters.

  4. Mo Farah:

    Thank you so much everyone for the great support. It's great to do it on home soil with the crowd behind me all the way.

  5. Matthew Vadum:

    Using allies to spoon feed and crowd-source radical political propaganda, in the President Obama era, the entertainment industry has been openly complicit in administration plans to promote so-called health care reform, for example, gleefully parachuting pro-Obamacare propaganda into TV shows.

Images & Illustrations of crowd

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