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English noun: crowd

1. crowd (group) a large number of things or people considered together

SamplesA crowd of insects assembled around the flowers.

Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering

Narrower (hyponym)army, crush, drove, flock, horde, huddle, jam, mob, phalanx, press, rabble, rout, swarm, troop

2. crowd (group) an informal body of friends

SamplesHe still hangs out with the same crowd.

Synonymsbunch, crew, gang

Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering

English verb: crowd

1. crowd (motion) cause to herd, drive, or crowd together

SamplesWe herded the children into a spare classroom.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)overcrowd

2. crowd (stative) fill or occupy to the point of overflowing

SamplesThe students crowded the auditorium.

ExamplesThe crowds crowd in the streets

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fill, occupy

3. crowd (motion) to gather together in large numbers

SamplesMen in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah.

Synonymscrowd together

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

Narrower (hyponym)herd, jam, mass, mob, overcrowd, pack, pile, pour, pullulate, stream, swarm, teem, throng

4. crowd (motion) approach a certain age or speed

SamplesShe is pushing fifty.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)approach, come near, come on, draw close, draw near, go up, near

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