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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Huddle  \Hud"dle\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  crowd  things  together  to  mingle  confusedly;  to 
  assemble  without  order  or  system. 
 
  Our  adversary,  huddling  several  suppositions 
  together,  .  .  .  makes  a  medley  and  confusion. 
  --Locke. 
 
  2.  To  do  make  or  put  in  haste  or  roughly;  hence  to  do 
  imperfectly;  --  usually  with  a  following  preposition  or 
  adverb;  as  to  huddle  on  to  huddle  up  to  huddle 
  together.  ``Huddle  up  a  peace.''  --J.  H.  Newman. 
 
  Let  him  forescat  his  work  with  timely  care  Which 
  else  is  huddled  when  the  skies  are  fair.  --Dryden. 
 
  Now  in  all  haste,  they  huddle  on  Their  hoods,  their 
  cloaks,  and  get  them  gone.  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Huddle  \Hud"dle\,  n. 
  A  crowd;  a  number  of  persons  or  things  crowded  together  in  a 
  confused  manner;  tumult;  confusion.  ``A  huddle  of  ideas.'' 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Huddle  \Hud"dle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Huddled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Huddling}.]  [Cf.  OE  hoderen  hodren,  to  cover,  keep  warm; 
  perh.  akin  to  OE  huden,  hiden,  to  hide,  E.  hide,  and  orig. 
  meaning,  to  get  together  for  protection  in  a  safe  place  Cf 
  {Hide}  to  conceal.] 
  To  press  together  promiscuously,  from  confusion, 
  apprehension,  or  the  like  to  crowd  together  confusedly;  to 
  press  or  hurry  in  disorder;  to  crowd. 
 
  The  cattle  huddled  on  the  lea.  --Tennyson. 
 
  Huddling  together  on  the  public  square  .  .  .  like  a 
  herd  of  panic-struck  deer.  --Prescott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  huddle 
  n  :  (informal)  a  quick  private  conference  [syn:  {powwow}] 
  v  1:  crowd  or  draw  together  [syn:  {huddle  together}] 
  2:  crouch  or  curl  up  [syn:  {cower}] 




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