a large number of persons gathered closely together; throng:
a crowd of angry people.
any large number of persons.
any group or set of persons with something in common:
The restaurant attracts a theater crowd.
Opening night drew a good crowd.
the common people; the masses:
He feels superior to the crowd.
a large number of things gathered or considered together.
Sociology. a temporary gathering of people responding to common stimuli and engaged in any of various forms of collective behavior.
verb (used without object)
to gather in large numbers; throng; swarm.
to press forward; advance by pushing.
verb (used with object)
to press closely together; force into a confined space; cram:
to crowd clothes into a suitcase.
to push; shove.
to fill to excess; fill by pressing or thronging into.
to place under pressure or stress by constant solicitation:
to crowd a debtor for payment; to crowd someone with embarrassing questions.
crowd on sail, Nautical. to carry a press of sail.
a large number of things or people gathered or considered together
a particular group of people, esp considered as a social or business set: the crowd from the office
follow the crowd, to conform with the majority
(intransitive) to gather together in large numbers; throng
(transitive) to press together into a confined space
(transitive) to fill to excess; fill by pushing into
(transitive) (informal) to urge or harass by urging
(nautical) crowd on sail, to hoist as much sail as possible
(music) an ancient bowed stringed instrument; crwth
Old English crudan “to press, crush.” Cognate with Middle Dutch cruden “to press, push,” Middle High German kroten “to press, oppress,” Norwegian kryda “to crowd.” Related: Crowded; crowding.
1560s, from crowd (v.). The earlier word was press (n.).
crowding crowd·ing (krou’dĭng)
A condition in which the teeth are crowded in the dental arch, assuming altered positions, as by overlapping and twisting.
go along with the crowd
noun 1. a person, performance, etc., having great popular appeal.
noun a person, group, or event that attracts a large audience
- Crowd someone
verb To press or importune someone; encroach on someone’s territory or safety: Don’t crowd me now, just let me handle it (1839+)
- Crowd someone out
verb phrase To push or force someone by pressure as of a crowd: I think he’s trying to crowd me out of the board membership (1652+)