Crowd

  • 1 crowd — vb 1 *press, bear, bear down, squeeze, jam Analogous words: *push, shove, thrust, propel: *force, compel, constrain 2 *pack, cram, stuff, ram, tamp Analogous words: compress (see CONTRACT): *compact, consolidate, concentrate …

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  • 2 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. [1913 Webster] A crowd of islands. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. A number of persons congregated or …

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  • 3 crowd — crowd1 [kroud] vi. [ME crouden < OE crudan, to press, drive, akin to MHG kroten, to oppress < IE base * greut , to compel, press > CURD, Ir gruth, curdled milk] 1. to press, push, or squeeze 2. to push one s way (forward, into, through,… …

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  • 4 Crowd — (kroud), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crowded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Crowding}.] [OE. crouden, cruden, AS. cr[=u]dan; cf. D. kruijen to push in a wheelbarrow.] 1. To push, to press, to shove. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To press or drive together; to mass… …

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  • 5 Crowd — Crowd, v. t. To play on a crowd; to fiddle. [Obs.] Fiddlers, crowd on. Massinger. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 Crowd — 〈[kraʊd] f. 10; Popmus.〉 Publikum bei Popkonzerten, in Diskotheken o. Ä. ● bereits zu den ersten Takten johlte die Crowd [engl., „Menschenmenge“] * * * Crowd [kraʊd], die; , s [engl. crowd < walisisch crwth]: Crwth …

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  • 7 crowd — crowd; crowd·er; crowd·ed·ly; crowd·ed·ness; …

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  • 8 crowd — [n1] large assembly army, array, blowout, bunch, cattle, circle, clique, cloud, cluster, company, concourse, confluence, conflux, congeries, congregation, coterie, crew, crush, deluge, drove, faction, flock, flood, gaggle, great unwashed*, group …

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 crowd — ► NOUN 1) a large number of people gathered together. 2) a large audience, especially at a sporting event. 3) informal, often derogatory a group of people with a common interest. ► VERB 1) (of a number of people) fill (a space) almost completely …

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  • 11 Crowd — Crowd, v. i. 1. To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng. [1913 Webster] The whole company crowded about the fire. Addison. [1913 Webster] Images came crowding on his mind faster than he could put them into words. Macaulay.… …

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  • 12 Crowd — 〈[kraʊd] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: s; Popmusik〉 Publikum bei Popkonzerten, in Diskotheken o. Ä.; bereits zu den ersten Takten johlte die Crowd [Etym.: engl., »Menschenmenge«] …

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  • 13 crowd — O.E. crudan to press, crush. Cognate with M.Du. cruden to press, push, M.H.G. kroten to press, oppress, Norw. kryda to crowd. Related: Crowded; crowding. The noun is first attested 1560s; the earlier word was PRESS (Cf. press) …

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  • 14 crowd — index assembly, collection (assembly), company (assemblage), congregation, constrict (compress) …

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  • 15 Crowd — For other uses, see Crowd (disambiguation). This street in Hong Kong is crowded with both people and advertisements …

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  • 16 crowd — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 large number of people in one place ADJECTIVE ▪ big, bumper (BrE), capacity, enormous, good, great, huge, large, massive …

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  • 17 crowd — I n. throng 1) to attract, draw a crowd 2) to disperse a crowd 3) an enormous, huge, tremendous; overflow crowd 4) a crowd collects, gathers; disperses; thins out 5) a crowd mills, swarms (around the entrance) audience 6) a capacity crowd group… …

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  • 18 crowd — crowd1 W2S2 [kraud] n 1.) a large group of people who have gathered together to do something, for example to watch something or protest about something crowd of ▪ a crowd of angry protesters ▪ a crowd of 30,000 spectators ▪ There were crowds of… …

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  • 19 crowd — I UK [kraʊd] / US noun Word forms crowd : singular crowd plural crowds *** 1) a) [countable] a large number of people in the same place The boys disappeared into the crowd. a crowd of 30,000 An angry crowd had gathered on the steps of the palace …

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  • 20 crowd — crowd1 [ kraud ] noun *** 1. ) count a large number of people in the same place: The boys disappeared into the crowd. a crowd of 30,000 An angry crowd had gathered on the steps of City Hall. Crowds of people began making their way to the station …

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