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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crowding 
  n  :  a  situation  in  which  people  or  things  are  crowded  together; 
  "he  didn't  like  the  crowding  on  the  beach" 




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