Meaning of crowd

crowd

Pronunciation: (kroud), [key]
— n.
  1. a large number of persons gathered closely together; throng: a crowd of angry people.
  2. any large number of persons.
  3. any group or set of persons with something in common: The restaurant attracts a theater crowd.
  4. audience; attendance: Opening night drew a good crowd.
  5. the common people; the masses: He feels superior to the crowd.
  6. a large number of things gathered or considered together.
  7. a temporary gathering of people responding to common stimuli and engaged in any of various forms of collective behavior.
—v.i.
  1. to gather in large numbers; throng; swarm.
  2. to press forward; advance by pushing.
—v.t.
  1. to press closely together; force into a confined space; cram: to crowd clothes into a suitcase.
  2. to push; shove.
  3. to fill to excess; fill by pressing or thronging into.
  4. to place under pressure or stress by constant solicitation: to crowd a debtor for payment; to crowd someone with embarrassing questions.
  5. to carry a press of sail.

crowd

Pronunciation: (kroud), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancient Celtic musical instrument with the strings stretched over a rectangular frame, played with a bow.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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