Simple Definition of crowd
: to fill (something) so that there is little or no room for anyone or anything else : to take up much or most of the space in (an area or space)
: to push or force (something) into a small space
: to move into a small space
Full Definition of crowd
1 a : to press on : hurry b : to press close <the players crowded around the coach>
2 : to collect in numbers
1 a : to fill by pressing or thronging together <a room crowded with children> b : to press, force, or thrust into a small space
3 a : to urge on b : to put on (sail) in excess of the usual for greater speed
4 : to put pressure on <don't crowd me, I'll pay>
6 : to press or stand close to <the batter was crowding the plate>
Examples of crowd
Boxes crowded the floor of my apartment.
There are too many products crowding the market.
The club has been accused of crowding too many people into too small a space.
By the end of the 10th mile, three bicyclists were crowding the racer in front.
Please move back. You're crowding me.
Origin of crowd
Middle English crouden, from Old English crūdan; akin to Middle High German kroten to crowd, Old English crod multitude, Middle Irish gruth curds
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of crowd
1 : a large number of persons especially when collected together : throng
2 a : the great body of the people : populace b : most of one's peers <follow the crowd>
3 : a large number of things close together <I saw a crowd…of golden daffodils — William Wordsworth>
4 : a group of people having something (as a habit, interest, or occupation) in common <in with the wrong crowd> <the Hollywood crowd>
First Known Use of crowd
Synonym Discussion of crowd
Origin of crowd
Middle English crowde, from Middle Welsh crwth
First Known Use: 14th century
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