crowded

adjective
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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As the skies get more crowded, the Federal Aviation Administration is making changes to air-traffic control in hopes of avoiding the kind of widespread delays that travelers experienced routinely 20 years ago. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "The FAA Is Finding New Tricks to Cut Delays," 20 Feb. 2019 Once the exchange stopped, prisons got more and more crowded and more and more squalid. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Trauma of US Civil War POW experience affected the next generation," 22 Oct. 2018 The defensive tackle situation could get more crowded if the Dolphins decide to sign a veteran free agent or two. Chris Perkins, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Dolphins acquire local talent among undrafted rookie signees," 29 Apr. 2018 Lightfoot, 56, a former prosecutor, won by more than 70 percent of the vote Tuesday night, after defeating a crowded field of 14 candidates in a February runoff race to replace outgoing mayor Rahm Emanuel. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Lori Lightfoot Is Chicago’s First Openly Gay, African-American Woman Mayor," 3 Apr. 2019 Toronto's Greektown is a lively residential area with crowded Greek restaurants and cafes. Rob Gillies, Fox News, "1 victim dead after man shoots 14 people in Toronto," 23 July 2018 The 27-year-old mother kept checking in at the border crossing to see if civilian volunteers were close to calling their numbers, in a scene that resembled the host station at a crowded restaurant. The Christian Science Monitor, "Asylum-seekers line up at US-Mexico border," 8 June 2018 The 27-year-old mother kept checking in at the border crossing to see if civilian volunteers were close to calling their numbers, in a scene that resembled the host station at a crowded restaurant. chicagotribune.com, "Undeterred by Trump, asylum-seekers line up at the border," 7 June 2018 The 27-year-old mother had been checking in at the Mexican entrance to the border crossing to see if civilian volunteers were close to calling their numbers, reminiscent of a host station at a crowded restaurant. CBS News, "Asylum seekers wait days and weeks at U.S.-Mexico border," 7 June 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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crowded

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of crowded

: filled with too many people or things

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