overcrowded


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o·ver·crowd

 (ō′vər-kroud′)
v. o·ver·crowd·ed, o·ver·crowd·ing, o·ver·crowds
v.tr.
To cause to be excessively crowded: a system of consolidation that only overcrowded the classrooms.
v.intr.
To crowd together excessively.

overcrowded

(ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪd)
adj
(of a room, vehicle, city, etc) filled with more people or things than is desirable
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overcrowded

adjective packed (out), full, crowded, jammed, choked, crammed (full), swarming, overflowing, overloaded, seething, congested, jam-packed, chock-full, bursting at the seams, chock-a-block, overpopulated, packed like sardines, like the Black Hole of Calcutta, hoatching (Scot.) Obviously our prisons are overcrowded.
abandoned, empty, deserted, vacant, desolate, forsaken, unoccupied
Translations
مُزْدَحِم، مُكْتَظ
overbefolket
túlzsúfolt
of òéttbÿll
perpildymas
ļaužu pārpilnspārpildīts
prenatrpan
aşırı kalabalık

overcrowded

[ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪd] ADJ [room, bus, train] → atestado de gente; [road, suburb] → congestionado; [city, country] → superpoblado
they live in overcrowded conditionsviven hacinados

overcrowded

[ˌəʊvərˈkraʊdɪd] adjsurpeuplé(e)
one of the most overcrowded prisons in the country → l'une des prisons les plus surpeuplées du pays

overcrowded

[ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪd] adjsovraffollato/a

overcrowded

(əuvəˈkraudid) adjective
having too many people on or in. overcrowded buses/cities.
ˌoverˈcrowding noun
the state of being overcrowded. There is often overcrowding in cities.
References in classic literature ?
It was a very small room, overcrowded with furniture of the style which the French know as Louis Philippe.
This was due mainly to her efforts, while Daylight, who rode with a short-handled ax on his saddle-bow, cleared the little manzanita wood on the rocky hill of all its dead and dying and overcrowded weaklings.
Lee - five times Mayor of Abingdon - was, no doubt, a benefactor to his generation, but I hope there are not many of his kind about in this overcrowded nineteenth century.
It was fun, but overcrowded, for the rest of Pomerania had gone there too.
In a day or two the answer came back that he had not a vacancy, and was very much opposed to the whole scheme; the profession was greatly overcrowded, and without capital or connections a man had small chance of becoming more than a managing clerk; he suggested, however, that Philip should become a chartered accountant.
One of the lifeboats, frightfully overcrowded, swung at a dangerous angle from its davits.
She lived in a town "in the centre," sharing her compassionate labours between the horrors of overcrowded jails, and the heartrending misery of bereaved homes.
Having thus, amid a general titter, played very prettily with his interrupter, the lecturer went back to his picture of the past, the drying of the seas, the emergence of the sand-bank, the sluggish, viscous life which lay upon their margins, the overcrowded lagoons, the tendency of the sea creatures to take refuge upon the mud-flats, the abundance of food awaiting them, their consequent enormous growth.
In early boyhood I tired of the teeming cities and overcrowded rural districts of Arizona.
If each generation die and leave ghosts, he argued, the world at last will get overcrowded with them.
If the stock had not been old and overcrowded, the Wax-moth would never have entered; but where bees are too thick on the comb there must be sickness or parasites.
Now a bed among brickbats and ballast-refuse on a damp night, between overcrowded horses and unwashed Baltis, would not appeal to many white boys; but Kim was utterly happy.