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hud·dle

 (hŭd′l)
n.
1. A densely packed group or crowd, as of people or animals.
2. Football A brief gathering of a team's players behind the line of scrimmage to receive instructions for the next play.
3. A small private conference or meeting.
v. hud·dled, hud·dling, hud·dles
v.intr.
1. To crowd together, as from cold or fear.
2. To draw or curl one's limbs close to one's body: huddled under the blanket while watching television.
3. Football To gather in a huddle.
4. Informal To gather together for conference or consultation: During the crisis, the president's national security advisers huddled.
v.tr.
1. To cause to crowd together.
2. To draw (oneself) together in a crouch.
3. Chiefly British To arrange, do, or make hastily or carelessly.

[From huddle, to crowd together, possibly from Low German hudeln; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]

hud′dler n.

huddle

(ˈhʌdəl)
n
1. a heaped or crowded mass of people or things
2. informal a private or impromptu conference (esp in the phrase go into a huddle)
vb
3. to crowd or cause to crowd or nestle closely together
4. (often foll by up) to draw or hunch (oneself), as through cold
5. (intr) informal to meet and confer privately
6. (tr) chiefly Brit to do (something) in a careless way
7. (tr) rare to put on (clothes) hurriedly
[C16: of uncertain origin; compare Middle English hoderen to wrap up]
ˈhuddler n

hud•dle

(ˈhʌd l)

v. -dled, -dling,
n. v.i.
1. to gather or crowd together in a close mass: They huddled around the stove to get warm.
2. to crouch, curl up, or draw oneself together.
3. to confer or consult.
v.t.
4. to heap or crowd together closely.
5. to draw (oneself) closely together, as in crouching; nestle (often fol. by up).
6. to put on (clothes) with careless haste (often fol. by on).
n.
7. a closely gathered group, mass, or heap.
8. a close gathering of football players behind the scrimmage line to hear instructions for the next play.
9. a conference, esp. a private one about a serious matter.
[1570–80; hud- (weak grade of root found in hide1) + -le]
hud′dler, n.

Huddle

 a number of persons or things crowded together; a confused mass—Johnson, 1755. See also conglomeration, jumble.

huddle


Past participle: huddled
Gerund: huddling

Imperative
huddle
huddle
Present
I huddle
you huddle
he/she/it huddles
we huddle
you huddle
they huddle
Preterite
I huddled
you huddled
he/she/it huddled
we huddled
you huddled
they huddled
Present Continuous
I am huddling
you are huddling
he/she/it is huddling
we are huddling
you are huddling
they are huddling
Present Perfect
I have huddled
you have huddled
he/she/it has huddled
we have huddled
you have huddled
they have huddled
Past Continuous
I was huddling
you were huddling
he/she/it was huddling
we were huddling
you were huddling
they were huddling
Past Perfect
I had huddled
you had huddled
he/she/it had huddled
we had huddled
you had huddled
they had huddled
Future
I will huddle
you will huddle
he/she/it will huddle
we will huddle
you will huddle
they will huddle
Future Perfect
I will have huddled
you will have huddled
he/she/it will have huddled
we will have huddled
you will have huddled
they will have huddled
Future Continuous
I will be huddling
you will be huddling
he/she/it will be huddling
we will be huddling
you will be huddling
they will be huddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been huddling
you have been huddling
he/she/it has been huddling
we have been huddling
you have been huddling
they have been huddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been huddling
you will have been huddling
he/she/it will have been huddling
we will have been huddling
you will have been huddling
they will have been huddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been huddling
you had been huddling
he/she/it had been huddling
we had been huddling
you had been huddling
they had been huddling
Conditional
I would huddle
you would huddle
he/she/it would huddle
we would huddle
you would huddle
they would huddle
Past Conditional
I would have huddled
you would have huddled
he/she/it would have huddled
we would have huddled
you would have huddled
they would have huddled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.huddle - (informal) a quick private conferencehuddle - (informal) a quick private conference
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
group discussion, conference - a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
huddler - a member of a huddle
2.huddle - a disorganized and densely packed crowd; "a huddle of frightened women"
crowd - a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
huddler - a member of a huddle
Verb1.huddle - crowd or draw together; "let's huddle together--it's cold!"
cluster, constellate, flock, clump - come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
2.huddle - crouch or curl up; "They huddled outside in the rain"
crouch, stoop, bend, bow - bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"

huddle

verb
1. curl up, crouch, hunch up, nestle, snuggle, make yourself small She sat huddled on the side of the bed, weeping.
2. crowd, press, gather, collect, squeeze, cluster, flock, herd, throng strangers huddling together for warmth
noun
1. crowd, mass, bunch, cluster, heap, muddle, jumble a huddle of bodies, gasping for air
2. (Informal) discussion, conference, meeting, hui (N.Z.), powwow, confab (informal) He went into a huddle with his lawyers to consider an appeal.

huddle

verb
To stoop low with the limbs pulled in close to the body:
Translations
عَدَد من أشخاص، مُؤْتَمَر، إجْتِماعيَتَجَمَّع على بَعْضِهِيَتَراكَم، يَتَزاحَم
chumelnahloučit seschoulit se
bunkeklumpe sig sammenkrybe sammen
összezsúfol
hjúfra sig samanhnipra sig samanòyrping, òvaga
susispiesti
barsdrūzmētiespulcētiespūlissaritināties
schúliť satrma-vrma

huddle

[ˈhʌdl]
A. N [of people] → tropel m; [of things] → montón m
to go into a huddlehacer un corrillo para discutir algo en secreto
B. VIacurrucarse
we huddled round the firenos arrimamos al fuego
the chairs were huddled in a cornerlas sillas estaban amontonadas en un rincón
huddle down VI + ADV (= snuggle) → acurrucarse; (= crouch) → agacharse
huddle together VI + ADVapiñarse
they were huddling together for warmthestaban apiñados or acurrucados para darse calor
huddle up VI + ADVapretarse (against contra)

huddle

[ˈhʌdəl]
vi [cold person] → se blottir
to huddle around a fire → se blottir autour d'un feu
to huddle together → se blottir les uns contre les autres
n (= disorganized group) → petit groupe m

huddle

n(wirrer) Haufen m; (of people)Gruppe f; in a huddledicht zusammengedrängt; to go into a huddle (inf)die Köpfe zusammenstecken
vi (also to be huddled)(sich) kauern; they huddled under the umbrellasie drängten sich unter dem Schirm zusammen; we huddled around the firewir saßen eng zusammengedrängt um das Feuer herum; small sheds, huddled under the treeskleine Hütten, die sich unter die Bäume kauerten; the president was huddled with his aidesder Präsident und seine Berater steckten die Köpfe zusammen

huddle

[ˈhʌdl]
1. ngruppetto, capannello
to go into a huddle (fam) → fare capannello
huddle down vi + advaccucciarsi, rannicchiarsi
huddle together vi + advstringersi l'uno/a vicino all'altro/a
huddle up vi + advrannicchiarsi, raggomitolarsi

huddle

(ˈhadl) verb
1. (often with together) to crowd closely together. The cows (were) huddled together in the corner of the field.
2. to curl up in a sitting position. The old man (was) huddled near the fire to keep warm.
noun
a number of people, things etc crowded together. a huddle of people round the injured man.
References in classic literature ?
So they did as I told them; but I said nothing about the awful monster Scylla, for I knew the men would not go on rowing if I did, but would huddle together in the hold.
Argives," he cried, "cowardly miserable creatures, have you no shame to stand here like frightened fawns who, when they can no longer scud over the plain, huddle together, but show no fight?
The northeast wind was keen and cutting; they had nothing wherewith to make a fire, but a scanty growth of sage, or wormwood, and were fain to wrap themselves up in their blankets, and huddle themselves in their "nests," at an early hour.
The only evidence of the once stately pile of Castra Regis and its inhabitants was a shapeless huddle of shattered architecture, dimly seen as the keen breeze swept aside the cloud of acrid smoke which marked the site of the once lordly castle.
And he stood looking down at old Parkinson, who sat in a black huddle on the gorgeous chair.
The savages below, thus baffled, ran together from their huddle of huts and followed the travellers with their vain imprecations while they remained in sight.
In vain did we huddle up closer and closer; there was no warmth in our miserable starved carcases.
They seem to keep a specially cutting east wind, waiting for me, when I go to bathe in the early morning; and they pick out all the three-cornered stones, and put them on the top, and they sharpen up the rocks and cover the points over with a bit of sand so that I can't see them, and they take the sea and put it two miles out, so that I have to huddle myself up in my arms and hop, shivering, through six inches of water.
The black man called to his comrades that the lion was coming, but they were too far gone in fear to do more than huddle closer together and moan more loudly than before.
The sword in his hands flashed like quicksilver into the huddle of our fleeing enemies; and at every flash there came the scream of a man hurt.
I huddle on my clothes, go down into the fore-cabin, get shaved by the barber, and wash myself.
Oliver was awakened in the morning, by a loud kicking at the outside of the shop-door: which, before he could huddle on his clothes, was repeated, in an angry and impetuous manner, about twenty-five times.