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Definition of the noun huddle

What does huddle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: huddles

  1. (informal) a quick private conference
  2. a disorganized and densely packed crowd
    • example: a huddle of frightened women
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: crowd = a large number of things or people considered together
    • member: huddler = a member of a huddle

Alternative definition of the noun huddle


  1. a dense and disorderly crowd
  2. [American football] a brief meeting of all the players from one team that are on the field with the purpose of planning the following play.

Specialised definition of the noun huddle

Glossary of sports / American football

a gathering together of players on the field between plays to call instructions for the forthcoming play (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb huddle

What does huddle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: huddled | huddling | huddles

  1. crowd or draw together
  2. crouch or curl up
    • example: They huddled outside in the rain
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of huddle: cower
    • more generic words: bend / bow / crouch / stoop = bend one's back forward from the waist on down

Alternative definition of the verb huddle


  1. [intransitive] to crowd together as when distressed or in fear
  2. [intransitive] to curl one's legs up to the chest and keep one's arms close to the torso; to crouch; to assume a position similar to that of an embryo in the womb
  3. [intransitive, American football] to form a huddle.


Huddle is a simple and secure service that works like the social platforms you already use but includes all the powerful collaboration tools you need to get stuff done. Huddle works just like you work – in teams. With Huddle you can instantly create a network of collaborative workspaces, bringing together the right players for the right project. Huddle delivers an intranet, extranet, document management and project management features into one easy to use hosted service. You can have one huddle or multiple huddles. And you can see them through a single dashboard, no matter who set them up.


"Huddle" is a 1932 romance drama film based on the story by Francis Wallace, written by Robert Lee Johnson, Arthur S. Hyman, Walton Hall Smith, C. Gardner Sullivan, Crilly Butler and Elbridge Anderson, and directed by Sam Wood.


  1. Huddle: In sport, a huddle is an action of a team gathering together, usually in a tight circle, to strategise, motivate or celebrate. It is a popular strategy for keeping opponents insulated from sensitive information, and acts as a form of insulation when the level of noise in the venue is such that normal on-field communication is difficult. Commonly the leader of the huddle is the team captain and it is the captain who will try to inspire his fellow team members to achieve success. Similarly after an event a huddle may take place to congratulate one another for the teams success, or to commiserate a defeat. The term "huddle" can be used as a verb as in "huddling up".
  2. Huddle is a software.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Huddle

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Google previewGetting It Done (2016)

Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

We've learned the huddle is a powerful method for improving communication between program and project managers. To help communication flow, we removed the red/green traffic light system of the typical project dashboard. We also do not ...

Google previewProject Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (2016)

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications by Management Association, Information Resources

Huddle is a team collaboration software that provides secure storage, sharing of documents and collaboration with people inside and outside the organization. Huddle provided cloud-based file storage and can automatically ...

Google previewStrategic Integration of Social Media into Project Management Practice (2016)

by Silvius, Gilbert

Huddle is a team collaboration software that provides secure storage, sharing of documents and collaboration with people inside and outside the organization. Huddle provided cloud-based file storage and can automatically ...

Google previewGlory River (2008)

Poems by David Huddle

DAVID HUDDLE is the author of fifteen books of poetry, fiction, and es- says, including The Story of a Million Years, La Tour...

Google previewJournal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall (1870)

equally over the centre, and also three or four arms for brooms or sweeps, which, together with the plate and funnel, are made to revolve by machinery driven by a water-wheel, whilst around the huddle is a trench filled with water, into which, ...

Google previewThe Nineteenth Century and After (1911)

But huddle is an indispensable part of Chinese life, and the space underneath these crazy structures becomes the receptacle for garbage and filth, the home of chickens and the promenade for pigs. The bank itself is the playground for urchins ...

Google previewJournal (1870)

are made to revolve by machinery driven by a water-wheel, whilst around the huddle is a trench filled with water, into, which, whilst the huddle is being worked, the tails or worthless parts of the stuff are thrown to be washed away after being ...

Google previewGuided Math Stretch: Variable Expressions--Write a Story (2014)

by Lanney Sammons, Michelle Windham

The Math Huddle is an opportune. What It Looks Like: Stretch Snapshot Teacher: Our #50786—Daily Math Stretches, Levels 3–5 © Shell Education 80 ...

Google previewReview Manual for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Exam (2014)

by Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN

The huddle is a short meeting just prior to starting the simulation to ensure that everyone is ready to go, to ensure a common understanding of the sequence of events, and to answer any questions any member of the team may have (Table ...

Google previewAn Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes (1837)

by John Bellenden Ker

Our to huddle is a mere frequentative form of hotten, to curdle, and so to run together.

Google previewThe Right-brain Business Plan (2011)

A Creative, Visual Map for Success by Jennifer Lee

The difference between a nurture huddle and your inner circle of advisors is that a nurture huddle is a forum in which all members of the group support each other. The group focuses on each member's business or project in turn. Your inner ...

Google previewJoining Jesus—Show Me How (2017)

How to Disciple Everyday Missionaries by Greg Finke

The huddle is a means to an end. At some point the team needs to break the huddle, go to the line of scrimmage and run the play. In the same way, Christians often forget that while huddling with one another at church is important, it's not the ...

Google previewInfluencing the Quality, Risk and Safety Movement in Healthcare (2015)

In Conversation with International Leaders by Asst Prof Kim Sears, Ms Briana Broderick, Professor Denise Stockley

The falls huddle is a discussion involving all members of the patient's care team, including the patient and family members. The discussion includes a review of the events leading to the fall, education to the patient and family about safe ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1862)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

Huddle. Bustle, disorder, confusion ; to huddle, to put up things after a confused manner — B. ; to do anything in haste and disorder. The primitive image is probably the bubbling movement of boiling water. Sc. hotter, sotter, for ...

Google previewFirst Children's Dictionary (2016)

by DK

long ears rabbits huddle together for warmth. huge nuts, or chocolate. to use a program. touch or click. stallion An adult mare foal donkey male horse. The father is also called the “sire.” ...

Google previewSterling Dictionary of Idioms (1998)

by Vijaya Kumar

HUDDLE go into a huddle hold a private or ...

Google previewThe English-irish Dictionary (1732)

Huddle. f ...

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We changed our image. At least when we ran out on the field or broke the huddle, we would look like winners. (Hayden Fry)
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The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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