Adjective "Crowds" definition and examples

(Crowds may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kraʊd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large number of people gathered together in a disorganized or unruly way.
  1. 'Soldiers were positioned at strategic points in the city and at election rallies where huge crowds gathered.'
  2. 'A huge crowd gathered from all over the area to honour their dead on this special occasion.'
  3. 'Each evening, the crowds gather to party, drink and dance.'
  4. 'All day the crowds had gathered, families and groups of friends picking their spots on the hill in front of the great marquee which housed the stage, or under its protecting canvas.'
  5. 'It used to be that if there was a crowd of people gathered together and having a conversation, Jeff tended not to join in.'
  6. 'A huge crowd gathered to cheer us on and salute our achievement and more than any other time it was greatly appreciated.'
  7. 'A huge crowd had gathered in the town centre for the service.'
  8. 'And over at the Haji Sophia - Istanbul's famous mosque - crowds were gathering to celebrate the end of Ramadan.'
  9. 'With each new action, meetings convened, crowds gathered, and messengers raced back and forth between the colonies.'
  10. 'A huge crowd had gathered at the venue and a TV crew, which had also arrived, found it too noisy to shoot.'
  11. 'they played before a 25,000 crowd'
  12. 'But it was the opening event that had drawn a healthy crowd of onlookers.'
  13. 'A crowd of over 10,000 attended an entertaining programme of games and song.'
  14. 'Yesterday drew the largest crowd of the three-day event, 55,000 people descending on the site for the final day.'
  15. 'The weather on the day was beautiful and a great crowd of spectators attended.'
  16. 'The level of skill and commitment by both sides was warmly applauded by the large crowd of parents and spectators that showed up for the game.'
  17. 'Guess who were causing the most congestion, with the biggest crowd of onlookers?'
  18. 'The match had attracted a crowd of more than 3,500-the biggest of the season.'
  19. 'The bands performed for a small yet appreciative crowd, and did not compromise on energy or passion.'
  20. 'Watched by a crowd of onlookers three firefighters went into the water and used a canal side crane to hoist the shivering animal out.'
  21. 'More than 200 bands from across the planet gathered for the event, which saw a crowd of over 32,000 spectators.'
  22. 'I've broken away from that whole junkie crowd'
  23. 'The museum consistently draws a crowd interested in connecting art and philosophy through lifelong learning.'
  24. 'An even more interesting thing is the crowd's reaction to the fight.'
  25. 'The difference now is that the best of the younger crowd seem to regard the screen as more attractive.'
  26. 'It's only when you retire to the loos and find a whole crowd smoking there that you realise that the flight has been delayed two hours.'
  27. 'Conal did three encores and the whole crowd got to their feet, clapped, cheered and just refused to sit down.'
  28. 'free-thinkers who don't follow the crowd'
  29. 'I try to be humble in my martial arts, but in my movie career I can not be like that or I will get lost in the crowd.'
  30. 'Unless the manager reaches a level of excellence and effectiveness that sets him apart from the others whom he is managing, he will be merely a face in the crowd and not an achiever.'
  31. 'How do you stand out from the crowd when the crowd is among the loudest, wildest concentrations of extrovert party animals on the face of the Earth?'
  32. 'What is striking about the book is where it did not follow the crowd.'
  33. 'Those trying to separate themselves from the crowd are inadvertently joining a large crowd of people who no one would want to be associated with in the first place.'
  34. 'As with most things, I'm not interested in following the crowd or doing the same things as other people.'
  35. 'The band doesn't really turn in a single bad song here, though a few stand especially tall above the crowd.'

verb

(of a number of people) fill (a space) almost completely, leaving little or no room for movement.
  1. 'A few head south for university, but find it hard to adjust to crowded cities and often return within weeks.'
  2. 'But a V-shaped column crowds the central area, and the heavy structure oppresses the space.'
  3. 'Tempting to send them off in the wrong direction I know, but the pavements are crowded enough round here as it is.'
  4. 'Four hundred other destitute families crowd a relief camp in a school a few kilometres up the road.'
  5. 'Instead of a healthy quota of 40 trees an acre, the region is crowded with as many as 568 an acre.'
  6. 'In the very crowded skies of north-east America, planes are restricted to very tightly controlled lanes.'
  7. 'Two strides take a visitor into the only other room, where a bed, TV, couch and computer table crowd the compact space.'
  8. 'We moved to rural Norfolk from Hong Kong, which at that point was the most crowded city in the world.'
  9. 'It didn't hurt that large numbers of both buyers and sellers have crowded the field.'
  10. 'Still, flu sufferers are crowding emergency rooms all across the country.'
  11. 'they crowded into the cockpit'
  12. 'Soldiers had to get their protective suits and respirators on within nine seconds, and then crowded into vehicles and underground shelters.'
  13. 'Hundreds of people were crowding into the chapel.'
  14. 'Hundreds of thousands visit York every year: most of them crowding into Coney Street on Saturday afternoon.'
  15. 'Not wanting to be completely outdone, the men hurried uneasily after her and crowded into the cramped space of the dank cave.'
  16. 'Around 300 farmers and hauliers crowded into the building.'
  17. 'Everyone parades onto the plane, crowding into 25 rows each only four seats wide. All the tourists promptly make themselves known by nicking the in-flight magazines as souvenirs.'
  18. 'You can just imagine the wind howling round outside while everyone crowds into a stone cottage, a fire roaring in the grate and a group of friends simply playing together for the sheer fun of it.'
  19. 'We crowded into the theatre space and took a place on the concrete floor, crouching in the darkness in anticipation.'
  20. 'There are 30 men crowding into houses in residential neighborhoods.'
  21. '‘People from wealthier neighbourhoods have benefited most from the expansion of higher education - they are the ones who are crowding into universities,’ said an independent report.'
  22. 'There was silence for a few seconds and then everyone crowded round.'
  23. 'I followed her into the back room and there were about 50 guys crowded round a small black & white TV.'
  24. '‘We had a really good turnout, with lots of people crowding round the cars and getting some ideas,’ she said.'
  25. 'Before I knew it I was sitting out in the hallway with half the family crowded round, trying to help stop the blood flow that simply wouldn't clot.'
  26. 'They crowded round and watched the water boil for hours, and afterward they poured the water into a glass.'
  27. 'If you think about World Cups, you get women and kids crowding round the TV to watch Scotland who wouldn't usually be interested.'
  28. 'Yes, she'll miss the glamour, the gaggle of schoolgirls crowding round for autographs.'
  29. 'The crucial thing is to stick to our jobs and not all crowd round the first problem that comes in.'
  30. 'Or maybe you vividly remember watching the occasion unfold in monochrome as you crowded round a black and white TV with family and friends.'
  31. 'Although Paul loves cooking, he doesn't like the idea of a separate dining-room, which he feels detracts from the social aspect of preparing food, and likes to have his friends crowd round the large table.'
Move too close to (someone)
  1. 'Though we were separated by a large teak desk, Bur still managed to crowd me in somehow.'
  2. 'They'll crowd so close to the wagon that sometimes you've got to ask them to step back.'
  3. 'Tell her that you want to be her friend, but she crowds you too much.'
  4. 'He walked over and sat beside her with enough room that he wasn't crowding her.'
  5. 'A rush ensues while I bag everything as the next customer usually starts crowding me.'
  6. 'When I return to the flat from my clinic I crouch down and the dogs crowd me, shoving and licking my face.'
  7. 'Dara and Mac don't need me crowding their space when they return from their honeymoon.'
  8. 'I was use to working in the warehouse where there was lots of room and you were never crowded.'
  9. 'Avoid crowding your planted pots close together, as your plants need good air circulation and growing room.'
  10. 'I was partly awakened by noise and a couple of guys crowding me as they sat on the edge of my cot.'
  11. 'The heat of asphalt, the lunacy of traffic and the depravity of narrow alleys crowd in on the characters.'
  12. 'The demands of his latest job have crowded in on his social life to the extent he has still to find time for a fishing trip to Inverness.'
  13. 'Brandon had longed for solitude for the last four weeks - but now he had been finally left alone, all his thoughts were racing, crowding in on him, emotions that he couldn't handle.'
  14. 'She sat with her hands on the steering wheel as the implications of what she'd heard crowded in on her.'
Exclude someone or something by taking their place.
  1. 'American scientists and researchers, frustrated that the internet's popularity has crowded them out and slowed serious research, are building their own new information superhighway.'
  2. 'Countries like Sudan are crowded out of the sugar market in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.'
  3. 'However, this vision will not be achieved if public health targets are crowded out by hospital waiting lists.'
  4. 'Also, since rows are planted closer together, cotton crowds the weeds out, reducing the need for midseason herbicide applications.'
  5. 'He had a refined judgement in poetry, and at one time had a fine library of English literature, before his mathematical collection crowded it out.'
  6. 'The reason you have such a low lamprey count is the leeches crowded them out.'
  7. 'The tendency of men to intimidate women drivers by constant honking and crowding them out needs to be dealt with strictly.'

More definitions

noun

1. a large number of persons gathered closely together; throng: a crowd of angry people.

2. any large number of persons.

3. any group or set of persons with something in common: The restaurant attracts a theater crowd.

4. audience; attendance: Opening night drew a good crowd.

5. the common people; the masses: He feels superior to the crowd.

6. a large number of things gathered or considered together.

7. Sociology. a temporary gathering of people responding to common stimu

Origin

(crowd)Old English crūdan ‘press, hasten’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kruien ‘push in a wheelbarrow’. In Middle English the senses ‘move by pushing’ and ‘push one's way’ arose, leading to the sense ‘congregate’, and hence (mid 16th century) to the noun.

Phrase

stand out from the crowd