What does crowd mean?

Definitions for crowd
kraʊdcrowd

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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. Bradley Dredge:

    I couldn't actually see it going in but I could tell from the crowd's reaction.

  2. Bernon Blount:

    When my son went to the concert, he had my grandson on his shoulder, all the people pushed in, and he could not breathe so he ended up passing out because of all the pressure that was being applied to his body. And when he passed out, Ezra fell off his shoulder and fell into the crowd.

  3. Bobby Jindal:

    The big government crowd -- they hate what I have done, i am guilty as charged, and our state is better off for it today. We have had enough of talkers, it's time for doers. I'm not running for president to be somebody, I'm running for president to do something.

  4. James Nixey:

    May 9 is designed to show off to the home crowd, to intimidate the opposition and to please the dictator of the time.

  5. Darryl Morsell:

    When we approach a game the right way and we're locked in playing for each other and we've just got the crowd behind us and we're playing together as a team, I feel like we're just as good as any team in the country, i knew it. I tried to warn people. I tried to tell people.

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