crowd·​ed | \ ˈkrau̇-dəd How to pronounce crowded (audio) \

Definition of crowded

: filled with many or too many people or things a crowded room/theater a beach crowded with people a crowded itinerary

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Examples of crowded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, in the special election, Warnock received 32.9% of the vote to Loeffler's 25.9% in a very crowded race. Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner, "2020 Countdown: Aftermath - The Georgia Runoff," 4 Jan. 2021 The move sets him up to join a crowded Democratic race just six months before a primary will likely determine the next mayor. Jason Silverstein, Nikole Killion, CBS News, "Andrew Yang files paperwork to run for mayor of New York City," 24 Dec. 2020 And, as the basketball world learned, James Harden violated protocols by attending a crowded party and failing to wear a mask. Dallas News, "Mavericks’ opening loss to Suns a reminder of last season’s crunch time woes," 24 Dec. 2020 Participating or being a spectator at a crowded race. Mary Colurso |, al, "Thanksgiving 2020: CDC tips to help you celebrate safely during coronavirus," 12 Nov. 2020 Two incumbents and two newcomers took leading positions in early returns Tuesday night in the crowded race for four seats on the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees. Nanette Asimov,, "CCSF board race: Two incumbents, two newcomers take early leads," 3 Nov. 2020 Voters are deciding the outcome of a crowded D.C. Council race, in which 23 candidates are vying for two at-large seats, though Democratic incumbent Robert C. White Jr. (D) is heavily favored to win reelection. Washington Post, "Washington region heads into tense presidential election with boarded-up businesses and last-minute worries," 2 Nov. 2020 Gingrich also predicted that incumbent Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., will ward off his challenge from former House candidate Jon Ossoff, while the other, more crowded Senate race will go to a January runoff that will be won by the Republican candidate. Fox News, "Newt Gingrich denies Georgia is in play for Biden, insists 'the polls are wrong'," 28 Oct. 2020 In the crowded race for president, two men lead the pack -- frontrunner Luis Arce, a socialist former finance minister, and the more centrist former President Carlos Mesa. Matt Rivers, CNN, "National elections loom after a brutal year for Bolivia," 17 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of crowded

1612, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crowded

from past participle of crowd entry 1

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The first known use of crowded was in 1612

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13 Jan 2021

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“Crowded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crowded

: filled with too many people or things

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