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Crowd definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CROWD, CROWTH, n. An instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
2: an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd" [syn: crowd, crew, gang, bunch] v
1: cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; "We herded the children into a spare classroom" [syn: herd, crowd]
2: fill or occupy to the point of overflowing; "The students crowded the auditorium"
3: to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah" [syn: crowd, crowd together]
4: approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty" [syn: push, crowd]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: Middle English crouden, from Old English cr?dan; akin to Middle High German kroten to crowd, Old English crod multitude, Middle Irish gruth curds Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to press on ; hurry b. to press close <the players crowded around the coach> 2. to collect in numbers transitive verb 1. a. to fill by pressing or thronging together <a room crowded with children> b. to press, force, or thrust into a small space 2. push, force — often used with off or out <crowd a person off the sidewalk> 3. a. to urge on b. to put on (sail) in excess of the usual for greater speed 4. to put pressure on <don't crowd me, I'll pay> 5. throng, jostle 6. to press or stand close to <the batter was crowding the plate> II. noun Date: 1565 1. a large number of persons especially when collected together ; throng 2. a. the great body of the people ; populace b. most of one's peers <follow the crowd> 3. a large number of things close together <I saw a crowd…of golden daffodils — William Wordsworth> 4. a group of people having something (as a habit, interest, or occupation) in common <in with the wrong crowd> <the Hollywood crowd> Synonyms: crowd, throng, crush, mob, horde mean an assembled multitude usually of people. crowd implies a close gathering and pressing together <a small crowd gathered>. throng strongly suggests movement and pushing <a throng of reporters>. crush emphasizes the compactness of the group, the difficulty of individual movement, and the attendant discomfort <a crush of fans>. mob implies a disorderly crowd with the potential for violence <an angry mob outside the jail>. horde suggests a rushing or tumultuous crowd <a horde of shoppers>. III. noun Etymology: Middle English crowde, from Middle Welsh crwth Date: 14th century 1. an ancient Celtic stringed instrument that is plucked or bowed — called also crwth 2. dialect England violin

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a large number of people gathered together, usu. without orderly arrangement. 2 a mass of spectators; an audience. 3 colloq. a particular company or set of people (met the crowd from the sales department). 4 (prec. by the) the mass or multitude of people (go along with the crowd). 5 a large number (of things). 6 actors representing a crowd. --v. 1 a intr. come together in a crowd. b tr. cause to do this. c intr. force one's way. 2 tr. a (foll. by into) force or compress into a confined space. b (often foll. by with; usu. in passive) fill or make abundant with (was crowded with tourists). 3 tr. a (of a number of people) come aggressively close to. b colloq. harass or pressure (a person). Phrases and idioms: crowd out exclude by crowding. Derivatives: crowdedness n. Etymology: OE crudan press, drive

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crowd Crowd, n. [AS. croda. See Crowd, v. t. ] 1. A number of things collected or closely pressed together; also, a number of things adjacent to each other. A crowd of islands. --Pope. 2. A number of persons congregated or collected into a close body without order; a throng. The crowd of Vanity Fair. --Macaulay. Crowds that stream from yawning doors. --Tennyson. 3. The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the rabble; the mob. To fool the crowd with glorious lies. --Tennyson. He went not with the crowd to see a shrine. --Dryden. Syn: Throng; multitude. See Throng.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crowd Crowd (kroud), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crowded; p. pr. & vb. n. Crowding.] [OE. crouden, cruden, AS. cr?dan; cf. D. kruijen to push in a wheelbarrow.] 1. To push, to press, to shove. --Chaucer. 2. To press or drive together; to mass together. ``Crowd us and crush us.'' --Shak. 3. To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity. The balconies and verandas were crowded with spectators, anxious to behold their future sovereign. --Prescott. 4. To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably. [Colloq.] To crowd out, to press out; specifically, to prevent the publication of; as, the press of other matter crowded out the article. To crowd sail (Naut.), to carry an extraordinary amount of sail, with a view to accelerate the speed of a vessel; to carry a press of sail.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crowd Crowd, n. [W. crwth; akin to Gael. cruit. Perh. named from its shape, and akin to Gr. kyrto`s curved, and E. curve. Cf. Rote.] An ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played with a bow. [Written also croud, crowth, cruth, and crwth.] A lackey that . . . can warble upon a crowd a little. --B. Jonson.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crowd Crowd, v. t. To play on a crowd; to fiddle. [Obs.] ``Fiddlers, crowd on.'' --Massinger.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crowd Crowd, v. i. 1. To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng. The whole company crowded about the fire. --Addison. Images came crowding on his mind faster than he could put them into words. --Macaulay. 2. To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man crowds into a room.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(crowds, crowding, crowded) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. A crowd is a large group of people who have gathered together, for example to watch or listen to something interesting, or to protest about something. A huge crowd gathered in a square outside the Kremlin walls... The crowd were enormously enthusiastic... The explosions took place in shopping centres as crowds of people were shopping for Mothers' Day. = throng N-COUNT-COLL: oft N of n 2. A particular crowd is a group of friends, or a set of people who share the same interests or job. (INFORMAL) All the old crowd have come out for this occasion. N-COUNT: usu supp N 3. When people crowd around someone or something, they gather closely together around them. The hungry refugees crowded around the tractors... Police blocked off the road as hotel staff and guests crowded around. = cluster VERB: V round/around n, V round/around 4. If people crowd into a place or are crowded into a place, large numbers of them enter it so that it becomes very full. Hundreds of thousands of people have crowded into the center of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius... One group of journalists were crowded into a minibus... 'Bravo, bravo,' chanted party workers crowded in the main hall. = pack, cram VERB: V into n, be V-ed into n, V-ed 5. If a group of people crowd a place, there are so many of them there that it is full. Thousands of demonstrators crowded the streets shouting slogans. = pack VERB: V n 6. If people crowd you, they stand very closely around you trying to see or speak to you, so that you feel uncomfortable. It had been a tense, restless day with people crowding her all the time. VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Throng, multitude, concourse, host, herd, horde. 2. Rabble, mob, populace, vulgar herd, lower classes, lower orders, common people, ignobile vulgus, profanum vulgus. II. v. a. 1. Fill by compression, fill to excess. 2. Compress, cram, press, press together. 3. Throng about, press upon. III. v. n. 1. Swarm, flock together, be numerous, come thick. 2. Press forward, make one's way, elbow one's way.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A fiddle: probably from CROOTH, the Welch name for that instrument.

Moby Thesaurus

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