What does huddle mean?

Definitions for huddle
ˈhʌd lhud·dle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. huddle, powwownoun

    (informal) a quick private conference

  2. huddleverb

    a disorganized and densely packed crowd

    "a huddle of frightened women"

  3. huddle, huddle togetherverb

    crowd or draw together

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

  4. huddle, cowerverb

    crouch or curl up

    "They huddled outside in the rain"

Wiktionary

  1. huddlenoun

    a dense and disorderly crowd

  2. huddlenoun

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

  3. huddleverb

    to crowd together as when distressed or in fear

    The sheep huddled together seeking warmth.

  4. huddleverb

    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. huddleverb

    to form a huddle.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Huddlenoun

    Crowd; tumult; confusion.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    That the Aristotelian philosophy is a huddle of words and terms insignificant, has been the censure of the wisest. Joseph Glanvill.

    Your carrying business in a huddle,
    Has forc’d our rulers to new model. Hudibras, p. iii.

    Nature doth nothing in a huddle. Roger L'Estrange.

    The understanding sees nothing distinctly in things remote, and in a huddle. John Locke.

    Several merry answers were made to my question, which entertained us ’till bed-time, and filled my mind with a huddle of ideas. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

  2. To Huddleverb

    Etymology: probably from hood.

    At twelve she rose with much ado;
    Her cloaths were huddl’d on by two. Matthew Prior.

    Now all in haste they huddle on
    Their hoods, their cloaks, and get them gone. Jonathan Swift.

    I have given much application to this poem: this is not a play huddled up in haste. Dryden.

    When continu’d rain
    The lab’ring husband in his house restrain,
    Let him forecast his work with timely care,
    Which else is huddled when the skies are fair. John Dryden, Virgil.

    Our adversary, huddling several suppositions together, and that in doubtful and general terms, makes a medley and confusion. John Locke.

  3. To Huddleverb

    To come in a crowd or hurry.

    Glance an eye of pity on his losses,
    That have of late so huddled on his back,
    Enough to press a royal merchant down. William Shakespeare.

    Brown answered after his blunt and huddling manner. Francis Bacon.

    Thyrsis, whose artful strains have oft delay’d
    The huddling brook to hear his madrigal,
    And sweeten’d every muskrose of the dale. John Milton.

    Their eyes are more imperfect than others; for they will run against things, and, huddling forwards, fall from high places. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

Wikipedia

  1. Huddle

    In sport, a huddle is an action of a team gathering together, usually in a tight circle, to strategize, 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 other 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." The huddle is commonly used in American football and Canadian football to strategize 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, volleyball and cricket. The huddle became more widely used in cricket after the India national team used it to great success during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. The England team has imitated this technique with some success, notably in the 2005 Ashes series.

ChatGPT

  1. huddle

    Huddle refers to a small group of people coming together closely to discuss, plan, or strategize something collectively. It is typically a brief and informal gathering where individuals contribute their ideas, opinions, or concerns with the aim of finding solutions, making decisions, or coordinating actions. Huddles are commonly seen in various settings such as workplaces, sports teams, or social situations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Huddleverb

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

  2. Huddleverb

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

  3. Huddleverb

    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. Huddlenoun

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

  5. Etymology: [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.]

Wikidata

  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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HUDDLE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Huddle is ranked #20248 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Huddle surname appeared 1,314 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Huddle.

    95.2% or 1,251 total occurrences were White.
    1.7% or 23 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 12 total occurrences were Black.

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Numerology

  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. Emily Fawcett:

    Some days I felt so isolated and overwhelmed, but my huddle of close girlfriends truly gave me the strength, courage, love and support to keep going.

  3. Andy Lyons/Getty Images:

    It really starts with me getting the play in quickly so Joe’s got time to discuss in the huddle and make the adjustments at the line of scrimmage that we need, we’ve played in really loud environments before. I know this will be a different situation, and with that brings a different ramp-up of crowd noise. We’ve been in the stadium. We’ve used our stadium speakers. I think it’s been really effective and allowed us to get good quality work and stress our communication so that we’ll be ready on Sunday.

  4. 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.

  5. Bobby Hurley:

    I’ve seen him be so poised at some of the darkest moments where people would lose hope, like our Kentucky game and just how he handled that huddle. You just look back now that you’re a coach and you say, ‘Wow, could I have been that poised? Could I have convinced this group that we were going to win this game?’.

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