crowd·​ed | \ˈkrau̇-dəd \

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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Banks must navigate a crowded field of intelligence providers to determine which vendors offer the most relevant information. Jeff Stone, WSJ, "Banks Hire Undercover Researchers to Gather Threat Intelligence," 2 Nov. 2018 In the most crowded entertainment space ever, and faced with a trend more than a decade long of fewer balls in play over a longer period of time, baseball is reaching a day of reckoning. Tom Verducci,, "There Are Too Many Strikeouts in Baseball: Here's How to Fix the Problem," 14 June 2018 Alongside cleverly referenced bits of film noir, and the sort of grimy, crowded dehumanizing spaces that migratory people get pushed through. Christopher Borrelli,, "'Solo' cinematographer finds light in the darkness," 24 May 2018 Complaints were myriad and mainly concerned the crowded space, long lines both to get in, and frat party-like floors sticky with mimosa. Kelly Conaboy, Bon Appetit, "I Went to BrunchCon, a Convention for People Who Love Brunch," 22 May 2018 Snooping punctures the invisible personal bubble that seems to surround smartphone and laptop users in crowded spaces. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "Forget the Hackers, Watch Out for the Phone Snoopers Over Your Shoulder," 9 May 2018 Enjoy pizza, hands-on activities, and a meet-and-greet with Curious George in a less crowded space. Jennifer Jhon, South Florida Parenting, "Top family fun for weekend includes surf and Earth fests, puppets, ice shows," 4 Apr. 2018 Of course, Waymo would be entering what is quickly becoming a crowded space. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Waymo and Honda reportedly will build a self-driving delivery vehicle together," 2 Apr. 2018 Enjoy pizza, hands-on activities, meet and greet with Curious George in a less crowded space., "events by county," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of crowded

1612, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crowded was in 1612

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