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Meaning of HUDDLE

Pronunciation:  'hudl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (informal) a quick private conference
  2. [n]  a disorganized and densely packed crowd; "a huddle of frightened women"
  3. [v]  crowd or draw together
  4. [v]  crouch or curl up

HUDDLE is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: cower, huddle together, powwow
 See Also: bend, bow, clump, cluster, conference, constellate, crouch, crowd, flock, group discussion, huddler, huddler, stoop



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hud"dle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Huddled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Huddling}.] [Cf. OE. hoderen, hodren, to cover, keep, warm;
    perh. akin to OE. huden, hiden, to hide, E. hide, and orig.
    meaning, to get together for protection in a safe place. Cf.
    {Hide} to conceal.]
    To press together promiscuously, from confusion,
    apprehension, or the like; to crowd together confusedly; to
    press or hurry in disorder; to crowd.
          The cattle huddled on the lea.           --Tennyson.
          Huddling together on the public square . . . like a
          herd of panic-struck deer.               --Prescott.
  2. \Hud"dle\, v. t.
    1. To crowd (things) together to mingle confusedly; to
       assemble without order or system.
             Our adversary, huddling several suppositions
             together, . . . makes a medley and confusion.
    2. To do, make, or put, in haste or roughly; hence, to do
       imperfectly; -- usually with a following preposition or
       adverb; as, to huddle on; to huddle up; to huddle
       together. ``Huddle up a peace.'' --J. H. Newman.
             Let him forescat his work with timely care, Which
             else is huddled when the skies are fair. --Dryden.
             Now, in all haste, they huddle on Their hoods, their
             cloaks, and get them gone.            --Swift.
  3. \Hud"dle\, n.
    A crowd; a number of persons or things crowded together in a
    confused manner; tumult; confusion. ``A huddle of ideas.''
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