Definition of Crowd

Pronunciation: kroud
v. t.1.To push, to press, to shove.
[imp. & p. p. Crowded; p. pr. & vb. n. Crowding.]
2.To press or drive together; to mass together.
3.To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.
The balconies and verandas were crowded with spectators, anxious to behold their future sovereign.
- Prescott.
4.To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably.
To crowd out
to press out; specifically, to prevent the publication of; as, the press of other matter crowded out the article.
To crowd sail
(Naut.) to carry an extraordinary amount of sail, with a view to accelerate the speed of a vessel; to carry a press of sail.
v. i.1.To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng.
The whole company crowded about the fire.
- Addison.
Images came crowding on his mind faster than he could put them into words.
- Macaulay.
2.To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man crowds into a room.
n.1.A number of things collected or closely pressed together; also, a number of things adjacent to each other.
A crowd of islands.
- Pope.
2.A number of persons congregated or collected into a close body without order; a throng.
The crowd of Vanity Fair.
- Macaulay.
Crowds that stream from yawning doors.
- Tennyson.
3.The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the rabble; the mob.
To fool the crowd with glorious lies.
- Tennyson.
He went not with the crowd to see a shrine.
- Dryden.
1.An ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played with a bow.
A lackey that . . . can warble upon a crowd a little.
- B. Jonson.
v. t.1.To play on a crowd; to fiddle.

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