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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crowd  \Crowd\,  n.  [AS.  croda.  See  {Crowd},  v.  t.  ] 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crowd  \Crowd\  (kroud),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crowded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Crowding}.]  [OE.  crouden  cruden,  AS  cr?dan;  cf  D. 
  kruijen  to  push  in  a  wheelbarrow.] 
  1.  To  push  to  press,  to  shove.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  press  or  drive  together;  to  mass  together.  ``Crowd  us 
  and  crush  us.''  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crowd  \Crowd\,  n.  [W.  crwth;  akin  to  Gael.  cruit.  Perh.  named 
  from  its  shape,  and  akin  to  Gr  kyrto`s  curved,  and  E.  curve. 
  Cf  {Rote}.] 
  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crowd  \Crowd\,  v.  t. 
  To  play  on  a  crowd;  to  fiddle.  [Obs.]  ``Fiddlers,  crowd  on.'' 
  --Massinger. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crowd  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crowd 
  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  [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 
  together},  {draw  together}] 
  4:  approach  a  certain  age  or  speed:  "She  is  pushing  fifty" 
  [syn:  {push}] 




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