from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large number of persons gathered together; a throng.
- n. The common people; the populace.
- n. A group of people united by a common characteristic, as age, interest, or vocation: the over-30 crowd.
- n. A group of people attending a public function; an audience: The play drew a small but appreciative crowd.
- n. A large number of things positioned or considered together.
- intransitive v. To congregate in a restricted area; throng: The children crowded around the TV.
- intransitive v. To advance by pressing or shoving: A bevy of reporters crowded toward the candidate.
- transitive v. To force by or as if by pressing or shoving: Police crowded the spectators back to the viewing stand. Urban sprawl crowded the farmers out of the valley.
- transitive v. To draw or stand near to: The batter crowded the plate.
- transitive v. To press, cram, or force tightly together: crowded the clothes into the closet.
- transitive v. To fill or occupy to overflowing: Books crowded the shelves.
- transitive v. Informal To put pressure on, as to pay a debt.
- idiom crowd (on) sail Nautical To spread a large amount of sail to increase speed.
- n. An ancient Celtic stringed instrument that was bowed or plucked. Also called crwth.
- n. Chiefly British A fiddle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To push, to press, to shove.
- v. To press or drive together; to mass together.
- v. To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.
- v. To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably.
- v. To approach another ship too closely when it has right of way
- v. To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng
- v. To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man crowds into a room
- v. (of a square-rigged ship) (transitive) To carry excessive sail
- n. A group of people congregated or collected into a close body without order.
- n. Several things collected or closely pressed together; also, some things adjacent to each other.
- n. The so-called lower orders of people; the populace, vulgar.
- n. A group of people united or at least characterised by a common interest.
- n. A crwth, an Ancient Celtic plucked string instrument.
- n. A fiddle.
- v. To play on a crowd; to fiddle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A number of things collected or closely pressed together; also, a number of things adjacent to each other.
- n. A number of persons congregated or collected into a close body without order; a throng.
- n. The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the rabble; the mob.
- n. An ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played with a bow.
- intransitive v. To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng.
- intransitive v. To urge or press forward; to force one's self.
- transitive v. To push, to press, to shove.
- transitive v. To press or drive together; to mass together.
- transitive v. To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.
- transitive v. To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably.
- transitive v. To play on a crowd; to fiddle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To push; force forward; shove; impel.
- To push or wheel in a wheelbarrow.
- To press close, or closely together; push or drive in; squeeze; cram: as, to crowd too much freight into a ship; to crowd many people into a small room.
- To fill to excess; occupy or pack with an unusual or inordinate number or quantity: as, the audience crowded the theater; to crowd a ship's hold.
- To throng about; press upon; press as by a multitude: as, we were most uncomfortably crowded.
- To encumber or annoy by multitudes or excess of numbers.
- To urge; press by solicitation; importune; annoy by urging: as, to crowd a debtor for immediate payment.
- To press in numbers; come together closely; swarm: as, the multitude crowded through the gate or into the room.
- To press forward; increase speed; advance pushingly, as against obstacles: as, to crowd into a full room, or into company.
- To play on a crowd or fiddle.
- n. A collection; a multitude; a large number of things collected or grouped together; a number of things lying near one another.
- n. A large number of persons congregated together, or gathered into a close body without order; a throng.
- n. Any group or company of persons: as, a jolly crowd.
- n. People in general; the populace; the mass; the mob.
- n. Same as crode.
- n. Synonyms and Throng, etc. (see multitude), host, swarm, concourse, shoal.
- n. An ancient Welsh and Irish musical instrument, the earliest known specimen of the viol class—that is, of stringed instruments played with a bow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an informal body of friends
- v. fill or occupy to the point of overflowing
- v. approach a certain age or speed
- v. cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
- n. a large number of things or people considered together
- v. to gather together in large numbers
The term "crowd pleaser" is a real backhanded compliment in comedy, being associated with stale, hackneyed, button-pushing routines.
This crowd is armed with clubs and swords (Mark and Matthew) or lanterns, torches and weapons (John 18: 3, brilliantly deploying the fear-laden backdrop of darkness, into which John so memorably has Judas vanishing earlier the same evening).
"Because it's Monday and it's a school day, the crowd is a lot smaller, (but) it appears a lot of people aren't going to work or school," said Los Angeles County lifeguard Capt.
With so many people documenting what's really happening, for example, the power of the crowd is actually very important and I think that in the end hopefully there is always going to be more of us than "them."
"In football, you say the crowd is the 12th man, and the crowd here was definitely the seventh man in this game," said Carter, who plays for the Anaheim Ducks.
` ` Tonight we were able to run - the crowd is always supporting us.
To say that we don't fit in with this crowd is an unbelievable understatement.
The filmmakers were very innovative in how they financed their project too, using what they call crowd-funding.
A young Hispanic man in the middle of the crowd is the only heckler of the evening.
In my eyes, being different from the crowd is a good lesson in finding your own path.
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