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. Mayor Dyer:

    If there is a fugitive in a crowd…if we can use facial recognition to spot them in a crowd.

  2. Dustin Schafbuch:

    I loved hearing everything he said, I think he had a good crowd, a really good turnout today, he had a lot of people rallying behind him, I really felt good in wearing this shirt today.

  3. Darrell Issa:

    Unfortunately, loopholes in the program have allowed a small handful of employers to game the system to displace American workers, and crowd out others who legitimately need the limited slots ... to recruit individuals with unique skill sets not available here at home.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Inherent inertia and no deviation from status quo are the major show-stoppers in the advancement of art, science, and society in general. Inventors are the ones who break those barriers, and raise the humankind to next higher levels that exist above and beyond the status quo and comfort zones. When most of the people in the society are standing still with their feet in the gutters of status quo, Inventors and Innovators are the ones among that crowd who are always looking at the stars. We surely need millions of such star-gazers to advance our society further, to go above and beyond the limitations and stagnation. Long live the Inventors and their spirit of Invention!

  5. Steve Adelman:

    Unsafe venue, no crowd management plan, no emergency plan, no trained crowd managers, no capacity limitation. the thing that people should look for when they go into any live event space … is clearly marked exits over a door which is accessible to them.

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