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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.]
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