Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

overcrowd

play
verb over·crowd \ˌō-vər-ˈkrau̇d\

Definition of overcrowd

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to be too crowded

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to crowd together too much



1766

First Known Use of overcrowd

1766


OVERCROWD Defined for Kids

overcrowd

play
verb over·crowd \ˌō-vər-ˈkrau̇d\

Definition of overcrowd

over·crowd·edover·crowd·ing

  1. :  to cause to be too crowded <Passengers overcrowded the train.>




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up overcrowd? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 14, 2016

to hug and kiss another person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 100 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ