What does huddle mean?

Definitions for huddle
ˈhʌd lhud·dle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. huddle, powwow(noun)

    (informal) a quick private conference

  2. huddle(verb)

    a disorganized and densely packed crowd

    "a huddle of frightened women"

  3. huddle, huddle together(verb)

    crowd or draw together

    "let's huddle together--it's cold!"

  4. huddle, cower(verb)

    crouch or curl up

    "They huddled outside in the rain"


  1. huddle(Noun)

    a dense and disorderly crowd

  2. huddle(Noun)

    a brief meeting of all the players from one team that are on the field with the purpose of planning the following play.

  3. huddle(Verb)

    to crowd together as when distressed or in fear

    The sheep huddled together seeking warmth.

  4. huddle(Verb)

    to curl one's legs up to the chest and keep one's arms close to the torso; to crouch; to assume a position similar to that of an embryo in the womb

  5. huddle(Verb)

    to form a huddle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Huddle(verb)

    to press together promiscuously, from confusion, apprehension, or the like; to crowd together confusedly; to press or hurry in disorder; to crowd

  2. Huddle(verb)

    to crowd (things) together to mingle confusedly; to assemble without order or system

  3. Huddle(verb)

    to do, make, or put, in haste or roughly; hence, to do imperfectly; -- usually with a following preposition or adverb; as, to huddle on; to huddle up; to huddle together

  4. Huddle(noun)

    a crowd; a number of persons or things crowded together in a confused manner; tumult; confusion

  5. Origin: [Cf. OE. hoderen, hodren, to cover, keep, warm; perh. akin to OE. huden, hiden, to hide, E. hide, and orig. meaning, to get together for protection in a safe place. Cf. Hide to conceal.]


  1. Huddle

    In sport, a huddle is an action of a team gathering together, usually in a tight circle, to strategise, motivate or celebrate. It is a popular strategy for keeping opponents insulated from sensitive information, and acts as a form of insulation when the level of noise in the venue is such that normal on-field communication is difficult. Commonly the leader of the huddle is the team captain and it is the captain who will try to inspire his fellow team members to achieve success. Similarly after an event a huddle may take place to congratulate one another for the teams success, or to commiserate a defeat. The term "huddle" can be used as a verb as in "huddling up". In the military, especially in northern Germany, a huddle is often used to describe a "Leitungsbesprechung". The idea of synchronization and coordination reaches back to Clausewitz. The Kohnen principle demands to start and to end the daily battle rhythm with a huddle. The huddle is commonly used in American football and Canadian football to strategise before each play; the offensive team's huddle is almost always led by the quarterback, and the defensive huddle is typically led by one of the linebackers. It is also popular in basketball, football and cricket.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Huddle

    hud′l, v.i. to put up things confusedly: to hurry in disorder: to crowd.—v.t. to throw or crowd together in confusion: to put on hastily.—n. a crowd: tumult: confusion. [M. E. hodren; prob. a freq. of M. E. huden, to hide.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of huddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of huddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of huddle in a Sentence

  1. Mike Huckabee:

    People just want someone to say publicly at the podium what they might say at the coffee shop with three or four close friends as they huddle together, and I think to some people that's really appealing.

  2. Deborah Nucatola:

    I knew which were the cases that were probably more likely to yield what we needed and I made my decisions according to that, so it's worth having a huddle at the beginning of the day and that's what I do.

  3. Peter Carroll:

    Patience was really important, it always is when you come from behind. You have to wait it out and not force the issue and get yourself in trouble trying to get back too fast, that took tremendous faith by everybody, not just Russell. But he's in the huddle, he's leading and has to stand for that -- and he did. He did a remarkable job to finish that game.

  4. Phyllis McGinley:

    Who could deny that privacy is a jewel? It has always been the mark of privilege, the distinguishing feature of a truly urbane culture. Out of the cave, the tribal teepee, the pueblo, the community fortress, man emerged to build himself a house of his own with a shelter in it for himself and his diversions. Every age has seen it so. The poor might have to huddle together in cities for need's sake, and the frontiersman cling to his neighbors for the sake of protection. But in each civilization, as it advanced, those who could afford it chose the luxury of a withdrawing-place.

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