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Meaning of CROWD

Pronunciation:  krawd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
  2. [n]  an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd"
  3. [v]  to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"
  4. [v]  cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; "We herded the children into a spare classroom"
  5. [v]  approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"
  6. [v]  fill or occupy to the point of overflowing; "The students crowded the auditorium"

CROWD is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bunch, crew, crowd together, gang, push
 See Also: approach, army, assemblage, collect, come near, come on, congregate, crush, displace, draw close, draw near, drove, fill, flock, gather, gathering, go up, herd, horde, huddle, jam, jam, mass, mob, mob, move, near, occupy, overcrowd, pack, phalanx, pile, pour, press, pullulate, rabble, rout, stream, swarm, swarm, teem, throng, troop



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crowd\ (kroud), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crowded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Crowding}.] [OE. crouden, cruden, AS. cr?dan; cf. D.
    kruijen to push in a wheelbarrow.]
    1. To push, to press, to shove. --Chaucer.
    2. To press or drive together; to mass together. ``Crowd us
       and crush us.'' --Shak.
    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. [Colloq.]
    {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.
  2. \Crowd\, v. i.
    1. To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to
             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.
  3. \Crowd\, n. [AS. croda. See {Crowd}, v. t. ]
    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.
    Syn: Throng; multitude. See {Throng}.
  4. \Crowd\, n. [W. crwth; akin to Gael. cruit. Perh. named
    from its shape, and akin to Gr. kyrto`s curved, and E. curve.
    Cf. {Rote}.]
    An ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of
    violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played
    with a bow. [Written also {croud}, {crowth}, {cruth}, and
          A lackey that . . . can warble upon a crowd a little.
                                                   --B. Jonson.
  5. \Crowd\, v. t.
    To play on a crowd; to fiddle. [Obs.] ``Fiddlers, crowd on.''
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in or part of a crowd means that you need to make some space for yourself. You need solitude to reflect on a situation at hand and recharge your energy. Consider also the familiar phrase of "going along with the crowd" which implies conformity and lack of individuality. Seeing an unruly crowd in your dream means that the worries and problems around you are pressing in on you. You will be be greatly distressed. Seeing a happy, orderly crowd in your dream means assured happiness, pleasant friends and opportunities for advancement.
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