crowd

crowd
crowd1 [kroud]
vi.
[ME crouden < OE crudan, to press, drive, akin to MHG kroten, to oppress < IE base * greut-, to compel, press > CURD, Ir gruth, curdled milk]
1. to press, push, or squeeze
2. to push one's way (forward, into, through, etc.)
3. to come together in a large group; throng
vt.
1. to press, push, or shove
2. to press or force closely together; cram
3. to fill too full; occupy to excess, as by pressing or thronging
4.
a) to be or press very near to
b) Baseball to stand very close to (the plate) in batting
5. Informal to put (a person) under pressure or stress, as by dunning or harassing
n.
1. a large number of people or things gathered closely together
2. the common people; the masses
3. Informal a group of people having something in common; set; clique
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crowd on sail or crowd sail
to put up an unusually large number of sails in order to increase the ship's speed
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crowd out
to force (someone or something) out of a limited space by arriving or appearing there
crowded
adj.
SYN.- CROWD1 is applied to an assembly of persons or things in close proximity or densely packed together and may suggest lack of order, loss of personal identity, etc. [crowds lined the street ]; THRONG specifically suggests a moving crowd of people pushing one another [throngs of celebrators at Times Square ]; MULTITUDE stresses greatness of number in referring to persons or things assembled or considered together [a multitude arrayed against him ]; SWARM1 suggests a large, continuously moving group [a swarm of sightseers ]; MOB, properly applied to a disorderly or lawless crowd, is an abusive term when used to describe the masses or any specific group of people; HOST3 specifically suggests a large organized body marshaled together but may be used generally of any sizable group considered collectively [he has a host of friends ]; HORDE specifically refers to any large predatory band [a horde of office seekers ]
crowd2 [kroud]
n.
[ME croud < Welsh crwth < IE * krut-, arch, breast, belly < base * (s)kreu-, round > MIr cruind, round]
1. CRWTH
2. [Brit. Dial.] a violin

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