Crowd, v. i.
1. To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng.
The whole company crowded about the fire. --Addison.
Images came crowding on his mind faster than he could put them into words. --Macaulay.
2. To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man crowds into a room.
Crowd v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crowded; p. pr. & vb. n. Crowding.]
1. To push, to press, to shove.
2. To press or drive together; to mass together. “Crowd us and crush us.”
3. To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.
The balconies and verandas were crowded with spectators, anxious to behold their future sovereign. --Prescott.
4. To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably. [Colloq.]
To crowd out, to press out; specifically, to prevent the publication of; as, the press of other matter crowded out the article.
To crowd sail Naut., to carry an extraordinary amount of sail, with a view to accelerate the speed of a vessel; to carry a press of sail.
1. A number of things collected or closely pressed together; also, a number of things adjacent to each other.
A crowd of islands. --Pope.
2. A number of persons congregated or collected into a close body without order; a throng.
The crowd of Vanity Fair. --Macaulay.
Crowds that stream from yawning doors. --Tennyson.
3. The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the rabble; the mob.
To fool the crowd with glorious lies. --Tennyson.
He went not with the crowd to see a shrine. --Dryden.
Syn: -- Throng; multitude. See Throng.
Crowd, n. An ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played with a bow. [Written also croud, crowth, cruth, and crwth.]
A lackey that . . . can warble upon a crowd a little. --B. Jonson.
Crowd, v. t. To play on a crowd; to fiddle. [Obs.] “Fiddlers, crowd on.”
n 1: a large number of things or people considered together; "a
crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
2: an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the
same crowd" [syn: crew, gang, bunch]
v 1: cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; "We herded the
children into a spare classroom" [syn: herd]
2: fill or occupy to the point of overflowing; "The students
crowded the auditorium"
3: to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters
and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah" [syn: crowd
4: approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"