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huddle

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verb hud·dle \ˈhə-dəl\

Simple Definition of huddle

  • : to come close together in a group

  • : to sit or lie in a curled or bent position

  • : to come together to talk about something privately

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of huddle

huddled

huddling

play \ˈhəd-liŋ, ˈhə-dəl-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 British :  to arrange carelessly or hurriedly

  3. 2 a :  to crowd together b :  to draw (oneself) together :  crouch

  4. 3 :  to wrap closely in (as clothes)

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 a :  to gather in a close-packed group b :  to curl up :  crouch

  7. 2 a :  to hold a consultation b :  to gather in a huddle in football

huddler

play \ˈhəd-lər, ˈhə-dəl-ər\ noun

Examples of huddle in a sentence

  1. We huddled around the campfire.

  2. The sheep huddled together for warmth.

  3. The students huddled over their desks.

  4. Union representatives are huddling to discuss the proposal.



Origin and Etymology of huddle

probably from or akin to Middle English hoderen to huddle


First Known Use: 1579


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huddle

noun hud·dle

Simple Definition of huddle

  • : a group of people or things that are close to each other

  • : a private discussion or meeting

  • American football : a group of players who have gathered away from the line of scrimmage for a short time to hear instructions for the next play

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of huddle

  1. 1 :  a close-packed group :  bunch <huddles of children> <a huddle of cottages>

  2. 2 a :  meeting, conference b :  a brief gathering of football players away from the line of scrimmage to receive instructions (as from the quarterback) for the next down

Examples of huddle in a sentence

  1. sheep standing in a huddle

  2. The boss is in a huddle with the marketing director.

  3. The quarterback called the offense into a huddle.



1586

First Known Use of huddle

1586

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms


HUDDLE Defined for Kids

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huddle

play
verb hud·dle \ˈhə-dəl\

Definition of huddle for Students

huddled

huddling

  1. 1 :  to crowd, push, or pile together <People huddled in a doorway until the rain stopped.>

  2. 2 :  to get together to talk something over

  3. 3 :  to sit or lie in a curled or bent position




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huddle

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noun hud·dle

Definition of huddle for Students

  1. 1 :  a closely packed group <Sheep stood in a huddle.>

  2. 2 :  a private meeting or conference

  3. 3 :  a brief gathering of football players to hear instructions for the next play





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