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Crowd appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • My ex pub quiz crowd gave joyful thanks (32 letters)
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun crowd:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb crowd:


The word crowd is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun crowd

What does crowd mean as a name of something?

Crowd is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: crowds

  1. a large number of things or people considered together
    • example: a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: assemblage / gathering = a group of persons together in one place
    • more specific words:
  2. an informal body of friends
    • example: he still hangs out with the same crowd
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of crowd: bunch / crew / gang
    • more generic words: assemblage / gathering = a group of persons together in one place

Alternative definition of the noun crowd


  1. Several things collected or closely pressed together; also, some things adjacent to each other.
  2. A group of people congregated or collected into a close body without order.
  3. (with definite article) The so-called lower orders of people; the populace, vulgar.
  4. A group of people united or at least characterised by a common interest.
  5. [obsolete] A crwth, an Ancient Celtic plucked string instrument.
  6. [now dialectal] A fiddle.

Definition of the verb crowd

What does crowd mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: crowded | crowding | crowds

  1. cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination]Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the store
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]Jessica loaded the wagon with boxes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Jessica squirted water
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] at [Destination]Jessica squirted water at me
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Jessica loaded boxes into the wagon
      [Theme - substance or concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Destination]Crowds packed the stands
      [Theme - substance or concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Locative or Directional Preposition] [Destination]Paint sprayed onto the wall

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): cram, jam, pack, pile.

    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of crowd: herd
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific word: overcrowd = cause to crowd together too much
  2. fill or occupy to the point of overflowing
    • examples: The students crowded the auditorium | The crowds crowd in the streets
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: fill / occupy = occupy the whole of
  3. to gather together in large numbers
  4. approach a certain age or speed

Alternative definition of the verb crowd


  1. [transitive] To push, to press, to shove.
  2. [transitive] To press or drive together; to mass together.
  3. [transitive] To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.
  4. [transitive] To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably.
  5. [nautical] To approach another ship too closely when it has right of way
  6. [intransitive] To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng
  7. [intransitive] To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man crowds into a room
  8. [nautical] (of a square-rigged ship) [transitive] To carry excessive sail


  1. "Crowd" a.k.a. "The Crowd" is a 1928 American silent film directed by King Vidor and starring Eleanor Boardman and James Murray.
  2. "Crowd" is a 2012 animated short film directed by Boris Labbe.
    • country: France
    • genre: Animation
    • released in


  1. "Crowd" is a musical single of Gimmick.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  2. "Crowd" is a musical single of Havergal.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  3. "Crowd" is a musical EP of Nox.
    • released in (27 years ago)


Crowd is a musical group.

Phrases with Crowd

Phrases starting with the word Crowd:

  1. Crowd Up
  2. Crowd Art
  3. crowd out
  4. Crowd Catch
  5. Crowd Surfer
  6. crowd control
  7. Crowd surfing
  8. crowd together
  9. Crowd-Poisoning

Phrases ending with the word Crowd:

  1. Rent-a-Crowd
  2. Work the Crowd
  3. Alone in a Crowd
  4. Two's Company, Three's a Crowd

Other phrase containing the word Crowd:

  1. to crowd out

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Crowd

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Google previewA Journey to Freedom (2000)

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Anthropology of Formation by Franco Imoda

A crowd is the social equivalent of a cancer;

Google previewThe New State (1920)

Group Organization the Solution of Popular Government by Mary Parker Follett

A crowd is an undifferentiated mass; a group is an articulated whole. It is often difficult to...

Google previewThe Genealogy of Violence (2001)

Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil by Charles K. Bellinger

"The crowd" is a phenomenon that arises out of spiritual evasion; thus it does not express the "nature" of human beings as they were intended by God in creation. The crowd is a perversion of nature; it is social sickness that replaces what ought ...

Google previewVirality (2012)

Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks by Tony D. Sampson

The Crowd is the neurotic guided by a “psychological reality” or “hysterical symptom” rather than the “repetition of real experience”:75 The sense of guilt [of the neurotic crowd is] an obsessional neurosis based upon the fact of an evil intention ...

Google previewAmiel's Journal (1889)

The Journal Intime of Henri-Frédéric Amiel by Henri Frédéric Amiel

A crowd is a material force, and the support of numbers gives a proposition the force of law ; but that wise and ripened temper of mind which takes everything into account, and therefore tends to truth, is never engendered by the impetuosity of ...

Google previewMcCarthy's Bar (2014)

A Journey of Discovery In Ireland by Pete McCarthy

The crowd is the usual mix of solemn Scandinavians, Teutons and Mediterranean types at the front, and Irish atthe back. TheGerman couple atthetable nextto us – a heavily madeup womanin furfabric animal prints, anda manwith a serial ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1859)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

Crowd. — Crowder. The crowd or fiddle was recognised by the Romans as a British instrument. Romanusque lyra plaudat tibi, Barbarus barpii, Grsecus Achilliaca ; crotla Britanna placet. Fortunatus in Due. Named from the hollow sounding ...

Google previewDictionary Of Sociology

by Subberwal

Crowd C25 certain group, it would be worthwhile to relate class to the extent of malnutrition for meaningful understanding. More variables like sex can also be added. Thus one can find out whether girls of a poor class have higher incidence of ...

Google previewTuscarora-English/English-Tuscarora Dictionary (1999)

by Blair A. Rudes

''tey- crowd, drove, herd, team; sweet cicely.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing (2011)

by Linda E. Swayne, Mark Dodds

Casual, conventional, expressive, and acting are the four basic crowd types. Many researchers add a fifth, protesting, which can lead to a riotous or moblike scenario. A casual crowd is one that has no binding element for the participants.

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Quotes about Crowd

I'm an outdoorsman kind of person, so I don't like the buzz of the crowd, crowd, crowd and all that so much. I mean I don't mind it, but I don't seek it out. (Josh Holloway)
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Scrabble value of C3R1O1W4D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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