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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Why did the bridge get so crowded on a day in December? Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "The Brooklyn Bridge Got Dangerously Crowded This Holiday," 30 Dec. 2018 The smartphone market may be more crowded than ever, but OnePlus has carved out a niche for itself by providing a high-end experience for a much lower price than the competition. Dan Seifert, The Verge, "The OnePlus 6T might be the company’s big break in America," 29 Oct. 2018 Things could get even more crowded if Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer gets into the mayoral race. John Kass,, "For Mayor Globe-trotter, it's the money that matters," 13 July 2018 The mall was more crowded than usual as people sought to escape a heat wave that has set record temperatures. Howard Blume,, "Fight at Ontario Mills mall sparks panic and leads to evacuation," 8 July 2018 As bikeshare booms—riders took 35 million trips last year, a 25 percent increase over 2016—and dockless scooter companies such as Bird and Lime receive billion-dollar valuations, streets and sidewalks are more crowded than ever with competitors. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How Lyft’s bikeshare investment might change how we get around cities," 3 July 2018 This family vacation just got a little more crowded. Kathryn Lindsay,, "The Jersey Shore Gang Is About To Meet A New Tiny Meatball," 2 July 2018 The patio was crowded and lively, with people cramming in at the ends of long tables. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul," 7 May 2018 This quickly destroyed the possibility of taking a meaningful fashion image, as the backstage area was simply too crowded. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Inside Marc Jacobs: Unseen, a Book of Backstage Photography by Robert Fairer, Who Shot the Designer’s Earliest Shows," 12 Sep. 2018

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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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