What does crowd mean?

Definitions for crowd
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crowdnoun

    a large number of things or people considered together

    "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"

  2. crowd, crew, gang, bunchverb

    an informal body of friends

    "he still hangs out with the same crowd"

  3. herd, crowdverb

    cause to herd, drive, or crowd together

    "We herded the children into a spare classroom"

  4. crowdverb

    fill or occupy to the point of overflowing

    "The students crowded the auditorium"

  5. crowd, crowd togetherverb

    to gather together in large numbers

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

  6. push, crowdverb

    approach a certain age or speed

    "She is pushing fifty"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crowdverb

    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. Crowdverb

    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. Crowdverb

    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. Crowdverb

    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. Crowdverb

    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. Crowdverb

    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. Crowdverb

    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. Crowdverb

    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. Crowdverb

    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. Crowdnoun

    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. Crowdverb

    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.

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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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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. Graham Campbell:

    I don't think he meant to kill Eric Garner, guys say they can't breathe all the time, especially if there's a crowd. It's a tactic.

  2. Prashant Agarwal:

    We are not defined by our characteristics, like our gender or our age or other physical attributes. What gives us our identity is our character, that is, our behavior and our attitude. How we think, how we behave with other people, what opinions we have, our outlook on life, these parameters make up our character. And our character defines the individual whom the world is compelled either to respect or to contempt. Our character shapes not only the world’s opinion of us but also our destiny. If we have a positive attitude, we are sure to succeed. That is entirely in your control. Take charge of your personality, build yourself up, and stand out from the crowd!

  3. Ross Benes:

    I don't think the rich people who normally buy Louis Vuitton are going to be outraged their merchandise is cheap in a game, i'd be more concerned with tarnishing the video game brand, if you consider the video game to be a brand. Gamers can be a feisty crowd sometimes.

  4. The NFL:

    The press box desk I'm working on is physically moving because the crowd is going so wild here at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, unreal.

  5. Rebecca Phillips ':

    It just shows that HBCUs have been so undervalued, underfunded and neglected that our presidents are willing ... to go to a man who has failed to disavow the KKK, who has advocated for the death penalty for five young men in the 1990s, who has shouted out in a crowd saying, 'Look at my African American,' the fact that we are in such a desperate need for funding that they find this to be an opportunity? That's what got me.

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