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 In the crowded field of candidates that featured two Latina newcomers, Mejia was not the one expected to win. Stephanie Ebbert,, "How Julia Mejia found her voice," 13 Jan. 2020 Republicans fear that Kobach could again prevail in a crowded primary field of at least four — with more who may jump in — and then lose the general for the Senate seat. Washington Post, "Pompeo is out. Now Democrats see an opportunity for Kansas Senate seat.," 13 Jan. 2020 Meanwhile, Biden continues to benefit from a crowded field. Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner, "ANALYSIS: Sanders and Warren voters could unite the Left to defeat Biden," 11 Jan. 2020 Williamson, a lawyer who first won election to the seat in 2012, resigned to run in a crowded field for secretary of state. oregonlive, "Who will replace Jennifer Williamson in Oregon Legislature? Multnomah County Commission to decide Jan. 16," 4 Jan. 2020 Williamson, who made some of her personal income off spiritual renewal and self-help books, has made a mark in the crowded Democratic field with her unique phrasing and messaging. Ed O'keefe, CBS News, "Marianne Williamson lays off entire campaign staff," 2 Jan. 2020 Higginbotham is seeking to distinguish himself in a crowded 7th District Democratic primary field that features 24 candidates, including Cummings’ widow, former U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume and four state legislators. Jeff Barker,, "Baltimore law professor running for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat to lend his campaign $500,000," 11 Dec. 2019 Early on, Harris was a front-runner in the crowded field of Democratic hopefuls. Dahleen Glanton,, "Column: In the aftermath of Donald Trump, a black woman like Kamala Harris never had a chance at the presidency," 2 Dec. 2019 Get our daily newsletter Mr Rajapaksa won 52% of the vote despite a crowded field. The Economist, "A polarising figure becomes president of Sri Lanka," 21 Nov. 2019

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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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17 Jan 2020

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“Crowded.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of crowded

: filled with too many people or things

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