(noun, verb)


1. a large number of things or people considered together

- a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers

Definition categories: group, assemblage, gathering

2. an informal body of friends

- he still hangs out with the same crowd

Similar word(s): bunch, crew, gang

Definition categories: group, assemblage, gathering

Sentences with crowd as a noun:

- After the movie let out, a crowd of people pushed through the exit doors.

- There was a crowd of toys pushed beneath the couch where the children were playing.

- That obscure author's fans were a nerdy crowd which hardly ever interacted before the Internet age.


1. cause to herd, drive, or crowd together

Similar word(s): herd

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

2. fill or occupy to the point of overflowing

- The students crowded the auditorium

Definition categories: stative, fill, occupy

3. to gather together in large numbers

- men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah

Definition categories: motion, assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

4. approach a certain age or speed

Similar word(s): push

Definition categories: motion, approach, near

Sentences with crowd as a verb:

- The man crowded into the packed room.

- They crowded through the archway and into the park.

- He tried to crowd too many cows into the cow-pen.

- tried to crowd her off the sidewalk