|1.||[ noun ] a large number of things or people considered together|
"a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
|Related terms:||gathering mob army drove phalanx troop huddle jam|
|2.||[ verb ] cause to herd, drive, or crowd together|
"We herded the children into a spare classroom"
|Related terms:||move overcrowd herder|
|3.||[ verb ] fill or occupy to the point of overflowing|
"The students crowded the auditorium"
|4.||[ verb ] to gather together in large numbers|
"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"
|Related terms:||meet gather pour mass throng herd overcrowd|
|5.||[ verb ] approach a certain age or speed|
: "She is pushing fifty"
|6.||[ noun ] an informal body of friends|
|Synonyms:||bunch gang crew|
"he still hangs out with the same crowd"
|Related terms:||gathering gang|