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crowd

crowd

 
 
pronunciation:
kraUd
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large number of people massed together.
It was hard to find her amidst the crowd at the station.
synonyms:
concourse, crush, flock, horde, mass, multitude, throng
similar words:
army, assembly, bevy, confluence, drove, herd, host, legion, mob, pack, population, swarm
definition 2: a particular social group of an undetermined size, bound together by common interests or activities.
She hangs out with the college crowd these days.I don't associate with his crowd anymore.
synonyms:
association, circle, coterie, society
similar words:
band, bunch, clique, club, company, crew, faction, force, gang, gathering, group, party, set, troop
definition 3: the general population; masses.
It's not always best to follow the crowd.
synonyms:
herd, masses, mob, multitude, people
similar words:
commonality, commoners, everyman, hoi polloi, man in the street, populace, public, rabble
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: crowded, crowding, crowds
definition 1: to gather together in a crowd.
People crowded in front of the theater to get tickets.
synonyms:
assemble, congregate, gather, herd, mass, throng
similar words:
cluster, concentrate, converge, pack
definition 2: to move oneself forward by pressing in on or pushing others.
synonyms:
crush, elbow, jostle, press, push, shove
similar words:
cram, jam, throng
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to press, push, or pack tightly together.
They crowded too many people in here.
synonyms:
jam, press, push, shove
similar words:
concentrate, cram, herd, jostle, pack, squeeze
definition 2: to fill to capacity.
Demonstrators crowded the street.
synonyms:
cram, fill, jam, pack
similar words:
congest, mob, stuff, throng
definition 3: to exert pressure on.
I don't wanted to be crowded on this matter because it has to be my own decision.
synonyms:
press, pressure, push, sway
similar words:
coerce, compel, force, impel, persuade, urge
definition 4: to come very near to or gather around (someone) in a way that causes a feeling of unwanted closeness.
Stop crowding me! I can't do my work.
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    being full of people or things.
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