crowd


crowd
I.
/kraʊd / (say krowd)

noun
1. a large number of persons gathered closely together; a throng.
2. any large number of persons.
3. people in general; the masses.
4. any group or set of persons, as one's circle of acquaintances: I can't get on with your crowd.
5. a large number of things gathered or considered together.
verb (i)
6. to gather in large numbers; throng; swarm.
7. (of a mechanical shovel) to force the bucket into a mass of earth or rock; used chiefly for machines which dig by pushing away from themselves.
8. to press forward; advance by pushing.
verb (t)
9. to push; shove.
10. to press closely together; force into a confined space.
11. to fill to excess; fill by crowding or pressing into.
12. US Colloquial to urge; press by solicitation; annoy by urging: to crowd a debtor for immediate payment.
phrase
13. crowd (on) sail, Nautical to carry as much sail as possible.
14. the wisdom of crowds, the system of accumulating knowledge from the bottom up, by sharing and taking the bits of information that individuals have, especially via the Web 2.0 internet. {Phrase Origin: from the title The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Economies, Societies and Nations (2004) by US journalist James Surowiecki}
15. the wrong crowd, Colloquial a group of friends and associates who are of doubtful morals and integrity.
{Middle English crowde(n), Old English crūdan}
II.
/kraʊd / (say krowd)

noun
an ancient Celtic musical instrument related to the kithara, but bowed.
Also, crwth. {Middle English crowde, from Welsh crwth}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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