: to press on : hurry
The ships crowded northward.
: to press close
The players crowded around the coach.
: to collect in numbers
Police officers warned people not to crowd.
: to fill by pressing or thronging together
crowd a room
: to press, force, or thrust into a small space
crowded the people into the bus
: push, force
—often used with off or out crowd a person off the sidewalk
: to urge on
… I crowded him until streams of sweat ran from his beard.— Jesse H. Stuart
: to put on (sail) in excess of the usual for greater speed
: to put pressure on
Don't crowd me, I'll pay.
: throng, jostle
… changes … crowd each other in a whirl of confusing images when we try to picture this century …— Nicholas Murray Butler
: to press or stand close to
The batter was crowding the plate.
: to approach or come close to (an age or amount)
a friend who's crowding 70 … a sedan that crowds $100,000 when all the option boxes have been checked.— Jeff Sabatini
: a large number of persons especially when collected together : throng
: the great body of the people : populace
: most of one's peers
follow the crowd
: a large number of things close together
… I saw a crowd … of golden daffodils …— William Wordsworth
: a group of people having something (such as a habit, interest, or occupation) in common
in with the wrong crowd the Hollywood crowd
: an ancient Celtic stringed instrument that is plucked or bowed
— called also