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

Examples of crowded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a crowded field, billionaire developer Rick Caruso and progressive U.S. Rep. Karen Bass are the front-runners in polls. Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 Michels, a co-owner of a family construction business, is the latest Republican to join a crowded field for governor with an argument that the 2020 election was deeply flawed. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 May 2022 His replacement, an alternate, Rich Strike, entered the starting gate here as an 80-1 long shot on Saturday—and then stormed up the rail from far back in a crowded field to win the 148th running of the Derby. Jim Chairusmi, WSJ, 8 May 2022 In a crowded field, Gross benefits from name recognition bought with more than $19 million spent by his campaign in 2020. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 6 May 2022 Cory Mills, co-founder of PACEM Solutions, is running in a crowded GOP field vying for the 7th Congressional District seat being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy. Skyler Swisher, Orlando Sentinel, 6 May 2022 Trump’s backing can take you to the top in a crowded field of all (or mostly all) pro-Trump candidates. Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 4 May 2022 The brightest spotlight Tuesday is shining on Ohio's Republican Senate primary, featuring a crowded field of candidates vying to represent the party in the race to replace retiring GOP Senator Rob Portman. Adam Brewster, CBS News, 3 May 2022 There’s a crowded field of competitors in the race to the top of Google’s page one search results. John Hall, Forbes, 1 May 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'crowded.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of crowded

1612, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crowded

from past participle of crowd entry 1

Learn More About crowded

Time Traveler for crowded

Time Traveler

The first known use of crowded was in 1612

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near crowded

crowd around/round



See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for crowded

Last Updated

13 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Crowded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on crowded

Nglish: Translation of crowded for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of crowded for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!