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Definition of "crowd" []

  • A large number of persons gathered together; a throng. (noun)
  • The common people; the populace. (noun)
  • A group of people united by a common characteristic, as age, interest, or vocation: the over-30 crowd. (noun)
  • A group of people attending a public function; an audience: The play drew a small but appreciative crowd. (noun)
  • A large number of things positioned or considered together. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crowd" in a sentence
  • "The term "crowd pleaser" is a real backhanded compliment in comedy, being associated with stale, hackneyed, button-pushing routines."
  • "This crowd is armed with clubs and swords (Mark and Matthew) or lanterns, torches and weapons (John 18: 3, brilliantly deploying the fear-laden backdrop of darkness, into which John so memorably has Judas vanishing earlier the same evening)."
  • ""Because it's Monday and it's a school day, the crowd is a lot smaller, (but) it appears a lot of people aren't going to work or school," said Los Angeles County lifeguard Capt."