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crowd 1

 (kroud)
n.
1. A large number of persons gathered together; a throng.
2. The common people; the populace.
3. A group of people united by a common characteristic, as age, interest, or vocation: the over-30 crowd.
4. A group of people attending a public function; an audience: The play drew a small but appreciative crowd.
5. A large number of things positioned or considered together.
v. crowd·ed, crowd·ing, crowds
v.intr.
1. To gather together in a limited space: The children crowded around the TV.
2. To move forward by pressing or shoving: A bevy of reporters crowded toward the candidate.
v.tr.
1. To force by pressing or shoving: Police crowded the spectators back to the viewing stand.
2. To force away by taking up space; displace: Urban sprawl crowded the farmers out of the valley.
3. To draw or stand very near or too near to: The batter crowded the plate. Please don't crowd me.
4. To press, cram, or force tightly together: crowded the clothes into the closet.
5. To fill or occupy to overflowing: Books crowded the shelves.
6. Informal To put pressure on; assail: Dark thoughts were crowding him.
Idiom:
crowd (on) sail Nautical
To spread a large amount of sail to increase speed.

[From Middle English crowden, to crowd, press, from Old English crūdan, to hasten, press.]

crowd′er n.
Synonyms: crowd1, crush, flock1, horde, mob, throng
These nouns denote a large group of people gathered close to one another: a crowd of well-wishers; a crush of autograph seekers; a flock of schoolchildren; a horde of demonstrators; a mob of hard-rock enthusiasts; throngs of tourists.

crowd 2

 (kroud, kro͞od)
n.
1. An ancient Celtic stringed instrument that was bowed or plucked. Also called crwth.
2. Chiefly British A fiddle.

[Middle English croud, from Middle Welsh crwth.]

crowd

(kraʊd)
n
1. a large number of things or people gathered or considered together
2. a particular group of people, esp considered as a social or business set: the crowd from the office.
3.
a. the crowd the common people; the masses
b. (as modifier): crowd ideas.
4. follow the crowd to conform with the majority
vb
5. (intr) to gather together in large numbers; throng
6. (tr) to press together into a confined space
7. (tr) to fill to excess; fill by pushing into
8. (tr) informal to urge or harass by urging
9. (Nautical Terms) crowd on sail nautical to hoist as much sail as possible
[Old English crūdan; related to Middle Low German krūden to molest, Middle Dutch crūden to push, Norwegian kryda to swarm]
ˈcrowded adj
ˈcrowdedly adv
ˈcrowdedness n
ˈcrowder n

crowd

(kraʊd)
n
(Instruments) music an ancient bowed stringed instrument; crwth
[C13: from Welsh crwth]

crowd1

(kraʊd)

n.
1. a large number of persons gathered together; throng.
2. any group of persons having something in common: the theater crowd.
3. a group of spectators; audience: the opening night crowd.
4. the common people; the masses.
5. a large number of things considered together.
v.i.
6. to gather in large numbers; throng.
7. to press forward; advance by pushing.
v.t.
8. to press closely together; force into a small space; cram.
9. to push, shove, or force.
10. to fill, as by pressing or thronging into.
11. to place under constant pressure.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English crūden to press, hurry, c. Middle Dutch crūden to push]
crowd′er, n.
syn: crowd, multitude, swarm, throng refer to large numbers of people. crowd suggests a jostling, uncomfortable, and possibly disorderly company: A crowd gathered to listen to the speech. multitude emphasizes the great number of persons or things but suggests that there is space enough for all: a multitude of people at the market. swarm as used of people is usu. contemptuous, suggesting a moving, restless, often noisy, crowd: A swarm of dirty children played in the street. throng suggests a company that presses together or forward, often with some common aim: The throng pushed forward to see the cause of the excitement.
usage: See collective noun.

crowd2

(kraʊd)

also crwth



n.
an ancient Celtic musical instrument with the strings stretched over a rectangular frame, played with a bow.
[1275–1325; Middle English crowd(e), variant of crouth < Welsh crwth crwth]

crowd

- Its underlying notion is of "pushing, pressing," from Old English crudan, "press."
See also related terms for pushing.

Crowd

 a number of persons or things closely pressed together, 1567; a company. See also lot.
Examples: crowd of advertisements, 1728; of distinguished men, 1848; of islands; of names, 1868; of people, 1567; of redwing; of rivals, 1712; of sail, 1803; of sins, 1627; of new thoughts, 1855.

crowd


Past participle: crowded
Gerund: crowding

Imperative
crowd
crowd
Present
I crowd
you crowd
he/she/it crowds
we crowd
you crowd
they crowd
Preterite
I crowded
you crowded
he/she/it crowded
we crowded
you crowded
they crowded
Present Continuous
I am crowding
you are crowding
he/she/it is crowding
we are crowding
you are crowding
they are crowding
Present Perfect
I have crowded
you have crowded
he/she/it has crowded
we have crowded
you have crowded
they have crowded
Past Continuous
I was crowding
you were crowding
he/she/it was crowding
we were crowding
you were crowding
they were crowding
Past Perfect
I had crowded
you had crowded
he/she/it had crowded
we had crowded
you had crowded
they had crowded
Future
I will crowd
you will crowd
he/she/it will crowd
we will crowd
you will crowd
they will crowd
Future Perfect
I will have crowded
you will have crowded
he/she/it will have crowded
we will have crowded
you will have crowded
they will have crowded
Future Continuous
I will be crowding
you will be crowding
he/she/it will be crowding
we will be crowding
you will be crowding
they will be crowding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crowding
you have been crowding
he/she/it has been crowding
we have been crowding
you have been crowding
they have been crowding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crowding
you will have been crowding
he/she/it will have been crowding
we will have been crowding
you will have been crowding
they will have been crowding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crowding
you had been crowding
he/she/it had been crowding
we had been crowding
you had been crowding
they had been crowding
Conditional
I would crowd
you would crowd
he/she/it would crowd
we would crowd
you would crowd
they would crowd
Past Conditional
I would have crowded
you would have crowded
he/she/it would have crowded
we would have crowded
you would have crowded
they would have crowded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crowd - a large number of things or people considered togethercrowd - a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
army - a large number of people united for some specific purpose
crush, jam, press - a dense crowd of people
swarm, drove, horde - a moving crowd
huddle - a disorganized and densely packed crowd; "a huddle of frightened women"
mob, rabble, rout - a disorderly crowd of people
phalanx - any closely ranked crowd of people
flock, troop - an orderly crowd; "a troop of children"
2.crowd - an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
Verb1.crowd - cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; "We herded the children into a spare classroom"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
overcrowd - cause to crowd together too much; "The students overcrowded the cafeteria"
2.crowd - fill or occupy to the point of overflowing; "The students crowded the auditorium"
fill, occupy - occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"
3.crowd - to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"
mass - join together into a mass or collect or form a mass; "Crowds were massing outside the palace"
overcrowd - crowd together too much
pour, pullulate, swarm, teem, stream - move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
herd - move together, like a herd
jam, mob, throng, pile, pack - press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"
foregather, forgather, gather, assemble, meet - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"
4.crowd - approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"
approach, draw near, near, come near, come on, draw close, go up - move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

crowd

noun
1. multitude, mass, assembly, throng, company, press, army, host, pack, mob, flock, herd, swarm, horde, rabble, concourse, bevy It took some two hours before the crowd was fully dispersed.
2. group, set, lot, circle, gang, bunch (informal), clique All the old crowd from my university days were there.
3. audience, spectators, house, gate, attendance When the song finished, the crowd went wild.
4. masses, people, public, mob, rank and file, populace, rabble, proletariat, hoi polloi, riffraff, vulgar herd You can learn to stand out from the crowd.
verb
1. flock, press, push, mass, collect, gather, stream, surge, cluster, muster, huddle, swarm, throng, congregate, foregather The hungry refugees crowded around the lorries.
2. squeeze, pack, pile, bundle, cram A group of journalists were crowded into a minibus. Hundreds of people crowded into the building.
3. congest, pack, cram Demonstrators crowded the streets shouting slogans.
4. (Informal) jostle, batter, butt, push, elbow, shove It had been a tense, restless day with people crowding her all the time.
Related words
like ochlomania
fear ochlophobia, demophobia

crowd

noun
1. An enormous number of persons gathered together:
2. The common people:
common (used in plural), commonality, commonalty, commoner (used in plural), hoi polloi, mass (used in plural), mob, pleb (used in plural), plebeian (used in plural), populace, public, ruck, third estate.
3. A group of people sharing an interest, activity, or achievement:
4. A particular social group:
Informal: bunch, gang.
5. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together:
Informal: get-together.
6. A very large number of things grouped together:
verb
1. To congregate, as around a person:
2. To act on with a steady pushing force:
3. To fill to excess by compressing or squeezing tightly:
Informal: jam-pack.
Translations
جُمهور، حَشْد مِن النّاسحَشْدمَجْموعَـهيَتَجَمْـهَـريَحْتَشِد، يَمْـلأ
davnamačkat separtashlukovat sezástup
folkemængdefyldeklikekredsopløb
kasapinoväkijoukko
gomilagužvamasasvjetina
begyûlikköré gyûliktömeg
fjölmennihópast í kringumþyrpingvinahópuryfirfylla
群集
군중
multitudoturbavulgus
sausakimšai pripildytisausakimšasšutvėtankiai gyvenamasužplūsti
barsdraugu kompānijadrūzmētieskompānijapārpildīt
natlačiť sazhŕknuť sa
gnesti semnožicapreplaviti
folkmassahögmängdmassa
ฝูงชน
đám đông

crowd

[kraʊd]
A. N
1. (= mass of people) → multitud f, muchedumbre f
he disappeared into the crowddesapareció entre la multitud or la muchedumbre or el gentío
she lost him in the crowdlo perdió de vista entre la multitud or la muchedumbre or el gentío
crowds of peopleuna multitud de gente
there was quite a crowdhabía bastante gente
they always go round in a crowdsiempre salen en grupo
accidents always draw a crowdlos accidentes siempre atraen a un gentío
she's the sort of person who stands out in a crowdes la típica persona que (se) destaca en un grupo de gente
2. (= spectators) → público m, espectadores mpl
a crowd of 10,000 watched the parade10.000 espectadores presenciaron el desfile
the away/home crowd (Ftbl) → los seguidores del equipo visitante/de casa
the match drew a big crowdel partido atrajo mucho público
he certainly draws the crowds [performer] → no cabe duda de que atrae mucho público
3. (= social group) → gente f
I don't like that crowd at allesa gente no me gusta nada
she got in with a nice crowd at workse juntó con (una) gente maja en el trabajo
all the old crowd have come out for the occasionla antigua pandilla ha salido para celebrar la ocasión
4. (= common people) the crowd: she's just one of the crowdes del montón
to follow the crowd (fig) → dejarse llevar por los demás or por la corriente
he likes to stand out from the crowdle gusta distinguirse de los demás
B. VT
1. (= fill) [+ place] → atestar, llenar
demonstrators crowded the streetslos manifestantes atestaron or llenaron las calles
new buildings crowd the narrow lanes of the old townlos nuevos edificios se apiñan en los estrechos callejones del casco viejo
the thoughts that crowded her mindlos pensamientos que le inundaban la mente
2. (= squeeze, force) → apiñar
they crowded the prisoners into trucksapiñaron a los prisioneros en unos camiones
3. (= press against) → empujar
they crowded me against the wallme empujaron contra la pared
4. (fig) (= harass) → agobiar
I do things at my own pace, so don't crowd medeja de agobiarme, me gusta trabajar a mi ritmo
C. VI (= gather together) → apiñarse
they crowded at the window to see himse apiñaron en la ventana para verlo
to crowd inentrar en tropel
memories crowded in on meme inundó una ola de recuerdos
dense vegetation crowded in on both sides of the roadla vegetación crecía espesa a ambos lados de la carretera
I feel as if everything's crowding in on meme siento desbordado por todo
we all crowded into her little flattodos nos metimos en su pisito, abarrotándolo de gente
thousands of people have crowded into the capitalmiles de personas han llegado en tropel a la capital
to crowd around or round sth/sbapiñarse alrededor de algo/algn
D. CPD crowd control Ncontrol m de masas
crowd scene N (Cine, Theat) → escena f masiva or multitudinaria
crowd out VT + ADV
1. (= not let in) → desplazar
exotic plants move in, crowding native species outlas plantas exóticas se trasladan, desplazando a las especies autóctonas
2. (= fill) [people] → atestar
the bar was crowded outel bar estaba atestado (de gente)

crowd

[ˈkraʊd]
n
[people, fans] → foule f; (at sports match)spectateurs mpl
crowds of people → une foule de gens
to draw a crowd, to attract a crowd → attirer beaucoup de monde
to draw a crowd of 50,000 [sports match] → attirer une foule de 50 000 spectateurs; [rally, demonstration] → attirer une foule de 50 000 personnes
to stand out from the crowd → se distinguer de la foule
(= clique) our crowd → notre bande
the usual crowd
The usual crowd was there → La bande habituelle était là.
vt
(= cram) [+ streets] → se presser dans; [+ sidewalk] → se presser sur
see also crowded
(= put pressure on) [+ person] → bousculer
Don't crowd me! → Ne me bouscule pas!
crowd round
crowd around
vis'attrouper
vt fuss'attrouper autour de
crowd in
viaffluer
crowd into
vt fus [+ room, building] → s'entasser dans; [+ square] → s'attrouper sur; [+ train, bus] → s'entasser dans
crowd together
vise serrer

crowd

n
Menschenmenge f; (Sport, Theat) → Zuschauermenge f; to be swept along by the crowdvon der or in der Menge mitgerissen werden; to get lost in the crowd(s)in der Menge verloren gehen; crowds of peopleMenschenmassen pl, → große Menschenmengen pl; that would pass in a crowd (fig)das geht (durch), wenn man nicht zu genau hinsieht; to get a good crowd at a matchbei einem Spiel eine Menge Zuschauer haben; there was quite a crowdes waren eine ganze Menge Leute da; a whole crowd of usein ganzer Haufen von uns (inf)
(= set of people, clique)Clique f, → Haufen m (inf); the university crowdder Uni-Haufen (inf), → die Uni-Clique; the usual crowddie üblichen Leute; I’m not one of that crowdich gehöre nicht zu diesem Haufen (inf)or zu denen; they’re a nice crowdsie sind ein netter Haufen (inf)
no pl (= the masses) the crowddie (breite) Masse; to go with or follow the crowdmit der Herde laufen; she hates to be just one of the crowdsie geht nicht gern in der Masse unter
vi(sich) drängen; to crowd (a)roundsich herumdrängen; to crowd togethersich zusammendrängen; to crowd in(sich) hereindrängen; to crowd (a)round somebody/something(sich) um jdn/etw herumdrängen
vt
to crowd the streetsdie Straßen bevölkern; to crowd a room with furnitureein Zimmer mit Möbeln vollstopfen; it will really crowd the office having three new peoplemit drei neuen Leuten wird es im Büro sicherlich eng werden; to crowd things togetherDinge eng zusammendrängen
(inf: = harass) to crowd somebodyjdn drängeln, jdm auf den Füßen stehen (inf); (creditors)jdn bedrängen

crowd

:
crowd pleaser
n (= person)Publikumsliebling m; (= event etc)Publikumserfolg m
crowd puller
nKassenmagnet m
crowd scene
n (Theat) → Massenszene f
crowd trouble
n no plMassenausschreitungen pl

crowd

[kraʊd]
1. nfolla
crowds of people → un sacco di gente
the crowd (common humanity) → la massa
to follow the crowd (fig) → seguire la massa
I don't like that crowd at all → non mi piace affatto quella gente
she is part of the university crowd → appartiene alla cricca dell'università
2. vt (place) → affollare, gremire
to crowd sth into (things) → ammassare qc in, stipare qc in
3. viaffollarsi, ammassarsi
to crowd in → entrare in massa
to crowd round sb/sth → affollarsi attorno a qn/qc, accalcarsi intorno a qn/qc
crowd out vt + adv (not let in) → escludere (dal proprio gruppo)
the bar was crowded out → il bar era così pieno/a che non si poteva entrare

crowd

(kraud) noun
1. a number of persons or things gathered together. A crowd of people gathered in the street.
2. a group of friends, usually known to one another. John's friends are a nice crowd.
verb
1. to gather in a large group. They crowded round the injured motorcyclist.
2. to fill too full by coming together in. Sightseers crowded the building.
ˈcrowded adjective
having or containing a lot of people or things. crowded buses.

crowd

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