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Another word for crowd

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Noun
  1. An enormous number of persons gathered together

      1. A large group of people gathered or crowded closely together; a multitude.
      2. Any great number of things massed or considered together; multitude
      1. A large number of bees, led by a queen, leaving one hive for another to start a new colony
      2. A number of similar geologic phenomena or features occurring closely within a given period or place:
      3. A moving mass, crowd, or throng
      1. Obsolete form of roc.
      2. The undistinguished crowd or ordinary run of persons or things.
      3. (Sports) A play in Rugby in which a mass of players gathers around a ball dropped by a tackled ball carrier, with each player attempting to gain possession of the ball by kicking it to a teammate.
      1. The act of gathering in large numbers or of pushing forward:
      2. The communications media considered as a whole, especially the agencies that collect, publish, transmit, or broadcast news and other information to the public:
      3. A printing press.
      1. The masses; the populace:
      2. The masses
      3. A large number of persons or things, esp. when gathered together or considered as a unit; host, myriad, etc.
      1. A large and often disorderly crowd.
      2. The mass of common people; the populace.
      3. An indiscriminate or loosely associated group of things:
      1. A musical setting of certain parts of the Mass, especially the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei.
      2. A unified body of matter with no specific shape:
      3. A lump or aggregate of coherent material:
      1. A nomadic tribe or clan of Mongols
      2. A large group or crowd; a swarm:
      3. Any wandering tribe or group
      1. Pulverized wool or felt that is applied to paper, cloth, or metal to produce a texture or pattern.
      2. A group of people under the leadership of one person, especially the members of a church.
      3. A group of certain animals, as goats or sheep, or of birds, living, feeding, or moving together
      1. A grooved surface made with this chisel
      2. A flock or herd being driven in a body.
      3. A number of cattle, hogs, sheep, etc. driven or moving along as a group; flock; herd
      1. The act of crushing or the pressure involved in crushing:
      2. (Informal) A usually temporary infatuation:
      3. A substance prepared by or as if by crushing, especially a fruit drink:
    See also:

    group

    big

  2. The common people

      1. (By extension) The commoners, collectively, in any society.
      2. (Originally) The caste of commoners in France prior to 1789.
      3. The third of the traditional social classes; the common people.
      1. (Sports) A play in Rugby in which a mass of players gathers around a ball dropped by a tackled ball carrier, with each player attempting to gain possession of the ball by kicking it to a teammate.
      2. Obsolete form of roc.
      3. The multitude or mass of undistinguished, ordinary people or things; common run
      1. The people as a whole; community at large
      2. Admirers or followers, especially of a famous person.
      3. A group of people sharing a common interest:
      1. The inhabitants of a nation.
      2. The common people of a nation.
      3. The general public; the masses.
      1. A member of the lower classes.
      2. A vulgar or coarse person.
      3. One of the common people of ancient Rome.
      1. A commoner; a plebeian.
      1. A large and often disorderly crowd.
      2. The mass of common people; the populace.
      3. An indiscriminate or loosely associated group of things:
      1. (Physics) The quantity of matter in a body as measured by its inertia; the ratio of force to the acceleration produced by that force: the gravitational force on an object is proportional to its mass
      2. (Physics) A property of matter equal to the measure of the amount of matter contained in or constituting a physical body that partly determines the body's resistance to changes in the speed or direction of its motion. The mass of an object is not dependent on gravity and therefore is different from but proportional to its weight.
      3. A musical setting of certain parts of the Mass, especially the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei.
      1. (Proscribed) The elite.
      2. The common people; the masses. (Used with or without the definite article.)
      1. A person without noble rank or title.
      2. (Brit.) At some universities, a student who does not have a scholarship and therefore pays for food (called commons) and other expenses
      3. One of the common people.
      1. The common people as opposed to the upper classes.
      2. A group of things having similar characteristics
      3. A general body or group
      1. The common people; commonalty
      2. The possession, along with another or others, of a certain attribute or set of attributes:
      3. A sharing as of common features or characteristics
      1. Land owned or used by all the inhabitants of a place; tract of open public land, esp. as a park in a city or town
      2. A tract of land, usually in a centrally located spot, belonging to or used by a community as a whole:
      3. Common stock.
    See also:

    over

  3. A group of people sharing an interest, activity, or achievement

      1. The manner in which something is positioned:
      2. An exclusive or select group; clique; coterie
      3. A group of persons sharing a common interest:
      1. A number of persons or things classified together because of common characteristics, community of interests, etc.
      2. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      3. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
      1. A complete or recurring series, usually ending as it began; cycle; period
      2. A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
      3. A series or process that finishes at its starting point or continuously repeats itself; a cycle.
    See also:

    group

  4. A particular social group

      1. A group of youths from one neighborhood banded together for social reasons; often specif., a band of juvenile delinquents
      2. A set of like tools, machines, components, etc., designed or arranged to work together
      3. A matched or coordinated set, as of tools:
      1. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
      2. (Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
      3. A collection of things of the same kind fastened or grouped together, or regarded as belonging together
      1. Something which is set
      2. A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used:
      3. A setting or being set
      1. A circle of people who associate with one another.
      2. An exclusive group of people, who associate closely for a common purpose; a clique.
      3. A small, often select group of persons who associate with one another frequently.
      1. A small exclusive group of friends or associates.
      2. A small, exclusive group of individuals; cabal
      3. (Graph theory) A subgraph isomorphic to a complete graph.
      1. A complete or recurring series, usually ending as it began; cycle; period
      2. A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
      3. A series or process that finishes at its starting point or continuously repeats itself; a cycle.
    See also:

    group

  5. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together

      1. An informal social gathering or meeting
      2. (Informal) A meeting or gathering; a party or social function.
      3. A meeting.
      1. An armored cavalry unit that corresponds to a company of infantry
      2. A group of soldiers.
      3. A body of soldiers
      1. The roll, or list, of persons in a military or naval unit
      2. A gathering or collection:
      3. A gathering, especially of troops, for service, inspection, review, or roll call.
      1. An assembly; a gathering to discuss or decide matters
      2. An encounter between people, even accidental.
      3. The act or process or an instance of coming together; an encounter.
      1. A number of elements with similar properties, forming one of the vertical columns of the periodic table
      2. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
      3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      1. A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.
      2. An assembly of persons; a meeting.
      3. (bookbinding) A section, a group of bifolios, or sheets of paper, stacked together and folded in half.
      1. The district represented at such an assembly.
      2. A group of people convoked, especially the members of a college or university community who are assembled for a ceremony.
      3. A group that has been convoked; esp., an ecclesiastical or academic assembly
      1. An assembly, often periodical, of members or delegates, as of a political, social, professional, or religious group
      2. A practice or procedure widely observed in a group, especially to facilitate social interaction; a custom:
      3. The body of persons attending such an assembly:
      1. A single meeting, as of a political party or other group.
      2. The body of Senators and Representatives during any of the two-year terms of Representatives
      3. The national legislative body of a nation, especially a republic.
      1. (R.C.Ch.) Any of certain religious communities following a common rule
      2. A division of an order, made up of a group of monasteries
      3. (Bible) The whole body or assembly of Israelites
      1. A national or district association of Mennonite or certain other Protestant churches
      2. A national or district governing body of the Methodist Church
      3. An assembly of clerical or of clerical and lay members from a particular district in various Protestant churches.
      1. Any private or secret meeting
      2. A secret or confidential meeting.
      3. A meeting of family members or associates.
      1. (Mil.) A body of troops; specif., the lowest administrative unit, as of infantry, normally composed of two or more platoons and a headquarters
      2. A group associated for some purpose, as to form a commercial or industrial firm
      3. A group of persons:
      1. The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
      2. A group of individuals regarded as an entity; a corporation.
      3. A number of persons, concepts, or things regarded as a group:
      1. A group of persons gathered together for a common reason, as for a legislative, religious, educational, or social purpose.
      2. The act of putting together such set of pieces.
      3. A legislative body
      1. A collection of items from a single datable component of an archaeological site.
      2. A form of art involving the assembly and arrangement of unrelated objects, parts, and materials in a kind of sculptured collage
      3. A group of persons or things gathered together; assembly
    See also:

    collect

  6. A very large number of things grouped together

      1. A crowding together of people; crowded condition
      2. A large group of things; a host.
      3. Any great number of things massed or considered together; multitude
      1. A large number of bees, led by a queen, leaving one hive for another to start a new colony
      2. A number of similar geologic phenomena or features occurring closely within a given period or place:
      3. A moving mass, crowd, or throng
      1. A line drawn or scratched, often to mark a starting point, etc.
      2. The total number of points made by each competitor or side in a contest, either final or at a given stage:
      3. (Sports & Games) A usually numerical record of a competitive event:
      1. Obsolete form of roc.
      2. The undistinguished crowd or ordinary run of persons or things.
      3. (Sports) A play in Rugby in which a mass of players gathers around a ball dropped by a tackled ball carrier, with each player attempting to gain possession of the ball by kicking it to a teammate.
      1. The masses
      2. A very great number.
      3. A large number of persons or things, esp. when gathered together or considered as a unit; host, myriad, etc.
      1. The mass of common people; the populace.
      2. A large and often disorderly crowd.
      3. An indiscriminate or loosely associated group of things:
      1. A large but nonspecific amount or number:
      2. A lump or aggregate of coherent material:
      3. (Physics) The quantity of matter in a body as measured by its inertia; the ratio of force to the acceleration produced by that force: the gravitational force on an object is proportional to its mass
      1. (Rom. History) A military division varying at times from 3,000 to 6,000 foot soldiers, with additional cavalrymen
      2. A large military unit trained for combat; an army.
      3. The major unit of the Roman army consisting of 3,000 to 6,000 infantry troops and 100 to 200 cavalry troops.
      1. (Radio, TV) The person who conducts a program that features conversation, interviews, etc.
      2. One that furnishes facilities and resources for a function or event:
      3. An army
      1. A nomadic tribe or clan of Mongols
      2. A large group or crowd; a swarm:
      3. Any wandering tribe or group
      1. A large crowd or number:
      2. Any group, esp. a large one, as the members of a church or the children in a family
      3. A group of animals that live, travel, or feed together.
      1. A grooved surface made with this chisel
      2. A flock or herd being driven in a body.
      3. A number of cattle, hogs, sheep, etc. driven or moving along as a group; flock; herd
      1. A state or cause of sadness, worry, or anger:
      2. A mass of particles or droplets, as of dust, smoke, or steam, suspended in the atmosphere or existing in outer space.
      3. A mass of smoke, dust, steam, etc.
      1. The entire military land forces of a country.
      2. A large group of people or things, especially when organized for a specific cause or purpose:
      3. Standing army
    See also:

    group

    big

Verb
  1. To congregate, as around a person

      1. To crowd or press upon in large numbers
      2. To gather together, move, or press in a throng
      3. To gather, press, or move in a throng.
      1. To move by applying pressure:
      2. To insist upon or put forward insistently:
      3. (Basketball) To employ a press.
      1. To crowd around and attack
      2. To fill with many people; throng
      3. To crowd around and jostle or annoy, especially in anger or excessive enthusiasm:
      1. To gather or travel in a flock or crowd.
      2. To texture or pattern with pulverized wool or felt.
      3. To stuff or decorate with flock
  2. To act on with a steady pushing force

      1. To move by applying pressure:
      2. To insist upon or put forward insistently:
      3. (Basketball) To employ a press.
      1. To press upon, shove, or crowd.
      2. To press between opposing bodies so as to break, compress, or injure:
      3. To press forward; crowd (into, against, etc.)
    See also:

    push

  3. To fill to excess by compressing or squeezing tightly

Another word for crowd

Noun
  1. Throng

      1. A quantity required for or produced as the result of one operation:
      2. A group of programs, instructions, etc. for processing by a computer in a single run
      3. A number of things or persons taken as a group; lot; set
      1. The complete set of eggs produced or incubated at one time.
      2. A number of persons, animals, or things gathered together; cluster
      3. A group; a bunch.
      1. A set of like tools, machines, components, etc., designed or arranged to work together
      2. (Informal) A group of people who associate regularly on a social basis:
      3. A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents.
      1. (Informal) A group of people usually having a common interest or association:
      2. (Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
      3. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
      1. A large number of people; a crowd:
      2. Any large group suggestive of this; crowd; company
      3. A group of cattle or other domestic animals of a single kind kept together for a specific purpose.
      1. A crush or congestion of people or things in a limited space:
      2. A preserve made from whole fruit boiled to a pulp with sugar.
      3. A group of persons or things so close together as to jam a passageway, etc.
      1. All of a ship's personnel, usually excepting the officers
      2. On a small sailboat, the person or persons who assist the helmsman, as by handling the sails
      3. A group of people associating or classed together; company, set, gang, etc.
      1. A set of pieces that work together in unison as a mechanism or device.
      2. A group of persons gathered together for a common reason, as for a legislative, religious, educational, or social purpose.
      3. The act of putting together such set of pieces.
      1. (Phonet.) A group of nonsyllabic phonemes, esp. a group of two or more consecutive consonants
      2. A group of academic courses in a related area.
      3. A group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely together; a bunch:
      1. A body of assembled people or things; a gathering.
      2. A division of an order, made up of a group of monasteries
      3. (Bible) The whole body or assembly of Israelites
      1. A gathering together or assembling, as of troops for inspection
      2. A gathering or collection:
      3. A gathering, especially of troops, for service, inspection, review, or roll call.
      1. The people who so meet or the place of meeting
      2. A meeting, gathering, or assembling, as for a sporting event
      3. A meeting or contest, especially an athletic competition.
      1. An overwhelming, floodlike rush of anything
      2. Something that overwhelms as if by a great flood:
      3. In the Bible, the great flood that occurred in the time of Noah.
      1. Any group of people working together on a shared activity.
      2. A group of actors, singers, etc.; company
      1. A group of geese when they are on the ground or on the water.
      2. A cluster or group:
      3. Any group or gathering of related things; bunch.
      1. A large body of water, as a sea or broad river
      2. In the Bible, the covering of the earth with water that occurred during the time of Noah.
      3. A large amount or number, especially when moving from one place to another:
      1. A group sent out on a task or mission
      2. A group of people working together to establish or promote particular theories or principles of government which they hold in common; esp., an organized political group which seeks to elect its candidates to office and thus to direct government policies
      3. A person or group involved in an enterprise; a participant or accessory:
      1. (Computers) A group of memory elements accessed by one or more indices.
      2. (Comput.) A group of two or more logically related elements, identified by a single name and usually stored in consecutive storage locations in main memory
      3. Troops in order; military force
      1. A crowd or body of people, esp. when moving or acting together
      2. A number of cattle, hogs, sheep, etc. driven or moving along as a group; flock; herd
      3. A flock or herd being driven in a body.
      1. (Slang) A gang, esp. one engaged in selling drugs
      2. (Historical) A body of men summoned to assist the sheriff in keeping the peace, pursuing felons, etc.
      3. A group of civilians called upon by a sheriff or other law enforcement official to assist temporarily in preserving the peace or pursuing and arresting a fugitive.
      1. A military unit, usually two or more army corps, together with auxiliary troops
      2. A sports team representing the US Military Academy at West Point.
      3. A large group of people or things, especially when organized for a specific cause or purpose:
      1. A group of animals, such as dogs or wolves, that run and hunt together.
      2. A material, such as gauze, that is therapeutically inserted into a body cavity or wound.
      3. A container made to be carried on the body of a person or animal.
      1. The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
      2. A group of individuals regarded as an entity; a corporation.
      3. A number of persons, concepts, or things regarded as a group:
      1. A number of elements with similar properties, forming one of the vertical columns of the periodic table
      2. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
      3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      1. A disorderly flight or retreat, as of defeated troops
      2. A band of followers; retinue
      3. (Archaic) A group of people; company; band
      1. A large, independent system of stars, typically containing millions to hundreds of billions of stars: the four classes of galaxies are spiral, barred spiral, elliptical, or irregular, depending on their shape
      2. (Astronomy, dated) the Milky Way Galaxy, from when it was thought the Universe (our universe) had only one galaxy
      3. An assembly of brilliant, glamorous, or distinguished persons or things:
      1. A large group or collection.
      2. A group, esp. of girls or women
      3. A group of animals, in particular quail.
      1. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
      2. A person or group capable of influential action:
      3. Any organized group of soldiers, sailors, etc.
      1. (Rom. History) A military division varying at times from 3,000 to 6,000 foot soldiers, with additional cavalrymen
      2. A national organization of former members of the armed forces.
      3. A large group of soldiers; army
      1. A confluence.
      2. A merger of rivers, or the place where rivers merge.
      3. A convergence or moving gathering of forces, people, or things.
      1. A body of soldiers
      2. A group of soldiers.
      3. A group of persons, animals, or, formerly, things; herd, flock, band, etc.
      1. A continuous series or succession
      2. A large amount or number moving or occurring in steady succession:
      3. A current or flow of water or other liquid, esp. one running along the surface of the earth; specif., a small river
      1. Any sudden, strong increase, as of energy, enthusiasm, etc.
      2. A movement of or like that of a mass of water; violent rolling, sweeping, or swelling motion
      3. A sudden rushing motion like that of a great wave:
      1. A substance prepared by or as if by crushing, especially a fruit drink:
      2. One who is the object of such an infatuation.
      3. (Informal) A usually temporary infatuation:
      1. A publishing company:
      2. The communications media considered as a whole, especially the agencies that collect, publish, transmit, or broadcast news and other information to the public:
      3. The kind or extent of coverage a person or event receives in the media:
      1. The combined stream formed by this juncture.
      2. The place where they join, or a stream formed in this way
      3. A gathering, flowing, or meeting together at one juncture or point:
      1. (Mil.) A body of troops; specif., the lowest administrative unit, as of infantry, normally composed of two or more platoons and a headquarters
      2. A group associated for some purpose, as to form a commercial or industrial firm
      3. A group of persons:
      1. Any large number of social insects moving in a group
      2. A number of similar geologic phenomena or features occurring closely within a given period or place:
      3. A large number of bees, led by a queen, leaving one hive for another to start a new colony
      1. The mass of common people; the populace.
      2. A large and often disorderly crowd.
      3. An indiscriminate or loosely associated group of things:
      1. Tiny, fine fibers of wool, rayon, etc. applied to a fabric, wallpaper, or the like to form a velvetlike pattern
      2. Any group, esp. a large one, as the members of a church or the children in a family
      3. A group of animals that live, travel, or feed together.
      1. A nomadic tribe or clan of Mongols
      2. A large group or crowd; a swarm:
      3. Any wandering tribe or group
      1. A company that provides customers with such a server and related services for maintaining a website
      2. One that furnishes facilities and resources for a function or event:
      3. (Radio, TV) The person who conducts a program that features conversation, interviews, etc.
      1. A crowd; throng; gathering
      2. A large open area or hall where crowds gather, as in a park or railroad station
      3. The act of coming, moving, or flowing together.
      1. A very great number.
      2. The quality or state of being numerous, or many
      3. A large number of persons or things, esp. when gathered together or considered as a unit; host, myriad, etc.
    See also:

    gathering

  2. The common people

    See also:

    people

  3. *A clique

      1. A circle of people who associate with one another.
      2. An exclusive group of people, who associate closely for a common purpose; a clique.
      3. A small, often select group of persons who associate with one another frequently.
      1. A complete or recurring series, usually ending as it began; cycle; period
      2. A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
      3. A series or process that finishes at its starting point or continuously repeats itself; a cycle.
      1. Something which is set
      2. A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used:
      3. A setting or being set
Verb

Synonym Study

  • Horde specifically refers to a large predatory band a horde of office seekers
  • Host specifically suggests a large organized body marshaled together but may be used generally of any sizable group considered collectively she has a host of friends
  • Mob implies a disorderly or lawless crowd, and is an abusive term when used to describe the mass of common people
  • Swarm suggests a large, continuously moving group a swarm of sightseers
  • Multitude stresses greatness of number in referring to persons or things assembled or considered together a multitude arrayed against him
  • Throng specifically suggests a moving crowd of people pushing one another throngs of celebrators at Times Square
  • Crowd is applied to an assembly of persons or things in close proximity or densely packed together and may suggest lack of order, loss of personal identity, etc. crowds lined the street