from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A densely packed group or crowd, as of people or animals.
- n. Football A brief gathering of a team's players behind the line of scrimmage to receive instructions for the next play.
- n. A small private conference or meeting.
- intransitive v. To crowd together, as from cold or fear.
- intransitive v. To draw or curl one's limbs close to one's body; crouch.
- intransitive v. Football To gather in a huddle.
- intransitive v. Informal To gather together for conference or consultation: During the crisis the President's national security advisers huddled.
- transitive v. To cause to crowd together.
- transitive v. To draw (oneself) together in a crouch.
- transitive v. Chiefly British To arrange, do, or make hastily or carelessly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a dense and disorderly crowd
- n. a brief meeting of all the players from one team that are on the field with the purpose of planning the following play.
- v. to crowd together as when distressed or in fear
- v. 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
- v. To get together and discuss
- v. to form a huddle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To press together promiscuously, from confusion, apprehension, or the like; to crowd together confusedly; to press or hurry in disorder; to crowd.
- transitive v. To crowd (things) together to mingle confusedly; to assemble without order or system.
- transitive v. To do, make, or put, in haste or roughly; hence, to do imperfectly; -- usually with a following preposition or adverb
- n. A crowd; a number of persons or things crowded together in a confused manner; tumult; confusion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw together in confusion; crowd together without order.
- To perform in haste and disorder; put together or produce in a hurried manner: often with up, over, or together.
- To put on in haste and disorder, as clothes: usually with on.
- To hush (up).
- To embrace.
- To crowd; press together promiscuously; press or hurry in disorder.
- In the University of Cambridge, to keep an act in a perfunctory manner, requiring no study, in order that the necessary oath may be taken.
- n. A number of persons or things thrown together without rule or order; a confused crowd or cluster; a jumble.
- n. A winning cast at shovel-board.
- n. An old decrepit person.
- n. A list.
- Confused; jumbled.
- In disorder; confusedly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. crowd or draw together
- n. (informal) a quick private conference
- v. crouch or curl up
- n. a disorganized and densely packed crowd
From huddle, to crowd together, possibly from Low German hudeln; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)