from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A large group of people gathered or crowded closely together; a multitude. synonym: crowd.
- noun A large group of things; a host.
- intransitive verb To crowd into; fill.
- intransitive verb To press against in large numbers.
- intransitive verb To gather, press, or move in a throng.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Preterit of
- Thickly crowded or set close together; thronged; crowded.
- Much occupied or engaged; busy.
- noun A crowd or great concourse of people; a multitude, great in proportion to the space it occupies or can occupy.
- noun A great number: as, the heavenly throng.
- noun A busy period, great press of business, or the time when business is most active: as, the throng of the harvest; he called just in the throng.
- noun Synonyms Crowd, etc. See
- To come (or go) in multitudes; press eagerly in crowds; crowd.
- To crowd or press; press unduly upon, as a crowd or multitude of people anxious to view something.
- To crowd into; fill as or as with a crowd.
- To fill or stuff.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To crowd together; to press together into a close body, as a multitude of persons; to gather or move in multitudes.
- transitive verb To crowd, or press, as persons; to oppress or annoy with a crowd of living beings.
- transitive verb To crowd into; to fill closely by crowding or pressing into, as a hall or a street.
- noun A multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage; a crowd.
- noun A great multitude.
- adjective Obs. or Prov. Eng. Thronged; crowded; also, much occupied; busy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
groupof people crowded or gathered closely together; a multitude.
- noun A group of things; a
- verb transitive To
crowdinto a place, especially to fillit.
- verb intransitive To
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb press tightly together or cram
- noun a large gathering of people
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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