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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Their routes are often poorly laid out, resulting in long and crowded rides and stops that often aren’t convenient or even easy to find. Matthew Kassel, WSJ, "How Cities Are Trying to Reinvent the Bus," 20 May 2019 Japan will also be upgrading its shinkansen in time for the 2020 Olympics in an effort to reduce noise through what will surely be a very crowded Tokyo. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Japan's New Bullet Train Can Hit 224 MPH," 13 May 2019 New Belgium wanted a way to stand out, especially in a crowded beer market like Denver, which is how the idea of a hotel brewery was born. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "New Belgium Builds a Brewery in a Denver Hotel," 12 Apr. 2019 In today’s crowded craft beer market, sometimes the best-selling beverages are those with the most eye-catching names, such as Track 7’s Panic IPA or Reno As (Expletive) from Revision Brewing. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "These 15 Sacramento-area beers have the cleverest names of any released in 2018," 12 July 2018 The soccer stadium would be the latest addition to what is already considered the country’s most crowded market for sports venues. New York Times, "Hunt for New York City F.C.’s Stadium Site Is Back Where It Began: the Bronx," 11 July 2018 He and two others were beset by a mob wielding bricks and bamboo sticks in a crowded market Thursday. Annie Gowen,, "Mob lynchings fueled by fake news on WhatsApp sweep India," 2 July 2018 Suicide bombers blew themselves up in multiple sites on Easter, including three crowded churches and busy high-end hotels. Uditha Jayasinghe, WSJ, "Death Toll of Sri Lanka Bombings Lowered to About 250 From 359," 25 Apr. 2019 Molinari played with Woods on the final day at Carnoustie last summer and outplayed the 14-time major champion amid a crowded leaderboard to win the British Open. Doug Ferguson, The Seattle Times, "Molinari builds 2-shot lead over Woods, Finau in Masters," 14 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of crowded

1612, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of crowded

: filled with too many people or things

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