3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

crowded \crowded\ adjective

1. overfilled or compacted or concentrated; filled to excess; as, a crowded program. Opposite of {uncrowded}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {full, jammed, jam-packed, packed}] [WordNet 1.5]

2. filled with a crowd; as, a crowded marketplace. [PJC]

3. having an uncomfortable density of people; filled to excess with people; as, crowded trains; a crowded theater. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Crowd \Crowd\ (kroud), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Crowded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Crowding}.] [OE. crouden, cruden, AS. cr[=u]dan; cf. D. kruijen to push in a wheelbarrow.]

1. To push, to press, to shove. --Chaucer.

2. To press or drive together; to mass together. "Crowd us and crush us." --Shak.

3. To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.

The balconies and verandas were crowded with spectators, anxious to behold their future sovereign. --Prescott.

4. To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably. [Colloq.]

{To crowd out}, to press out; specifically, to prevent the publication of; as, the press of other matter crowded out the article.

{To crowd sail} (Naut.), to carry an extraordinary amount of sail, with a view to accelerate the speed of a vessel; to carry a press of sail.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: overfilled or compacted or concentrated; "a crowded theater"; "a crowded program"; "crowded trains"; "a young mother's crowded days" [ant: {uncrowded}]

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