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crowd 1

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
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.
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.
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)
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crowding - a situation in which people or things are crowded togethercrowding - a situation in which people or things are crowded together; "he didn't like the crowding on the beach"
situation, state of affairs - the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
over-crowding, congestion - excessive crowding; "traffic congestion"
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References in classic literature ?
Rag pickers and costermongers of all kinds were crowding round the taverns in the dirty and stinking courtyards of the Hay Market.
Everywhere, on all sides, the sense of crowding, moving life closed in about him.
The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of crowding in patients with class II malocclusions and to compare the mean maxillary and mandibular apical base lengths in patients with more than 3mm and less than 3mm of crowding in class II malocclusion patients.
"Studies make it clear that crowding hurts the whole family," said Stringer in a press release.
Despite numerous attempts to clarify the role of third molars in causing late anterior crowding, the issue remains controversial.
There is no consensus as to the overall effect of public insurance plans crowding out private plans and further estimates of crowd-out should be pursued.
His curiosity was not provoked by the diverse forms and purposes of actual crowds: large groups spontaneously gathering for demonstrations, crowding around a charismatic leader, drawn by political-organizational directives of varying kinds or by political threats and promises; large numbers of people across the whole political spectrum, attracted by the new phenomenon of spectator sports.
The crowding, wrote Winerip in the first of a series of hard-hitting columns in September and October of that year, was caused by the "new students with challenging problems" whose parents took advantage of the No Child Left Behind law allowing them to transfer from a persistently failing school to one that was better.
GAO was asked to provide information on emergency department crowding, including the extent hospitals located in metropolitan areas are experiencing crowding, the factors contributing to crowding, and the actions hospitals and communities have taken to address crowding.
Bishop): A 17 year old female presented with the chief concern of "upper spacing and lower crowding".
Dispelling widely held myths about various ethnic groups' tolerance of crowding, a new Cornell study finds that Asian Americans and Latin Americans are just as uncomfortable in crowded homes as are Anglo Americans (Americans of European descent) and African Americans.