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CROWD, CROWTH, n. An instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin.

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CROWD, CROWTH, n. An instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin.

CROWD, n. [Sax. cruth, cread. See Crew.]

  1. Properly, a collection; a number of things collected, or closely pressed together.
  2. A number of persons congregated and pressed together, or collected into a close body without order; a throng. Hence,
  3. A multitude; a great number collected.
  4. A number of things near together; a number promiscuously assembled or lying near each other; as, a crowd of isles in the Egean Sea.
  5. The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar. – Dryden.

CROWD, v.i.

  1. To press in numbers; as, the multitude crowded through the gate or into the room.
  2. To press; to urge forward; as, the man crowded into the room.
  3. To swarm or be numerous.

CROWD, v.t.

  1. To press; to urge; to drive together.
  2. To fill by pressing numbers together without order; as, to crowd a room with people; to crowd the memory with ideas.
  3. To fill to excess. Volumes of reports crowd a lawyer's library.
  4. To encumber by multitudes. – Shak.
  5. To urge; to press by solicitation; to dun.
  6. In seamanship, to crowd sail, is to carry an extraordinary force of sail, with a view to accelerate the course of a ship, as in chasing or escaping from an enemy; to carry a press of sail.

  1. To push, to press, to shove.

  2. To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng.

    The whole company crowded about the fire.

    Images came crowding on his mind faster than he could put them into words.

  3. A number of things collected or closely pressed together; also, a number of things adjacent to each other.

    A crowd of islands.

  4. An ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played with a bow.

    [Written also croud, crowth, cruth, and crwth.]

    A lackey that . . . can warble upon a crowd a little.
    B. Jonson.

  5. To play on a crowd; to fiddle.

    [Obs.] "Fiddlers, crowd on." Massinger.
  6. To press or drive together; to mass together.

    "Crowd us and crush us." Shak.
  7. To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man crowds into a room.
  8. A number of persons congregated or collected into a close body without order; a throng.

    The crowd of Vanity Fair.

    Crowds that stream from yawning doors.

  9. 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.

  10. The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the rabble; the mob.

    To fool the crowd with glorious lies.

    He went not with the crowd to see a shrine.

    Syn. -- Throng; multitude. See Throng.

  11. To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably.


    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.

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CROWD, CROWTH, noun An instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

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