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 for crowd
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crowd \Crowd\, v. t.
     To play on a crowd; to fiddle. [Obs.] "Fiddlers, crowd on."
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crowd \Crowd\, n. [W. crwth; akin to Gael. cruit. Perh. named
     from its shape, and akin to Gr. kyrto`s curved, and E. curve.
     Cf. Rote.]
     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
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           A lackey that . . . can warble upon a crowd a little.
                                                    --B. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crowd \Crowd\, v. i.
     1. To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to
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              The whole company crowded about the fire. --Addison.
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              Images came crowding on his mind faster than he
              could put them into words.            --Macaulay.
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     2. To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man
        crowds into a room.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crowd \Crowd\, n. [AS. croda. See Crowd, v. t. ]
     1. A number of things collected or closely pressed together;
        also, a number of things adjacent to each other.
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              A crowd of islands.                   --Pope.
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     2. A number of persons congregated or collected into a close
        body without order; a throng.
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              The crowd of Vanity Fair.             --Macaulay.
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              Crowds that stream from yawning doors. --Tennyson.
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     3. The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the
        rabble; the mob.
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              To fool the crowd with glorious lies. --Tennyson.
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              He went not with the crowd to see a shrine.
     Syn: Throng; multitude. See Throng.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crowd \Crowd\ (kroud), v. t. [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.
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     2. To press or drive together; to mass together. "Crowd us
        and crush us." --Shak.
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     3. To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to
        encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.
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              The balconies and verandas were crowded with
              spectators, anxious to behold their future
              sovereign.                            --Prescott.
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     4. To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat
        discourteously or unreasonably. [Colloq.]
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     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a large number of things or people considered together; "a
           crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
      2: an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the
         same crowd" [syn: crowd, crew, gang, bunch]
      v 1: cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; "We herded the
           children into a spare classroom" [syn: herd, crowd]
      2: fill or occupy to the point of overflowing; "The students
         crowded the auditorium"
      3: to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters
         and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah" [syn: crowd,
         crowd together]
      4: approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty" [syn:
         push, crowd]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  379 Moby Thesaurus words for "crowd":
     A string, Amati, Cremona, D string, E string, G string, Strad,
     Stradivari, Stradivarius, abound with, accelerate, age group,
     aggregation, army, assault, assemblage, assemble, assembly, band,
     bar, barricade, bass, bass viol, battalion, be alive with, bear,
     bear upon, bevy, block, block up, blockade, body, bolt, boost, bow,
     bridge, brigade, brim, bristle with, buck, bull, bull fiddle,
     bulldoze, bump, bump against, bunch, bunch up, bundle, bunt,
     burst with, bustle, butt, butt against, cabal, cadre, camarilla,
     cast, cell, cello, charge, charmed circle, chase, chock, choke,
     choke off, circle, clan, clique, close, close off, close tight,
     close up, closed circle, clot, cloud, cluster, clutter, cohort,
     cohue, collect, collection, come together, compact, company,
     complement, compress, concentrate, condense, congeries, congest,
     congregate, congregation, consolidate, constrict, contingent,
     contrabass, converge, copulate, corps, corral, coterie, couple,
     covey, cram, crawl with, creep with, crew, crush, dash, dash off,
     dash on, date, debar, deluge, densen, densify, detachment, detail,
     dig, dispatch, division, dog, double bass, double-time, drench,
     drive, drive on, drove, elbow, elite, elite group, expedite,
     faction, festinate, fiddle, fiddlebow, fiddlestick, fill,
     fill to overflowing, fill up, fingerboard, fleet, flock,
     flock together, flood, flow together, force, forgather,
     forge ahead, forward, freight, fuse, gaggle, galaxy, gang,
     gang around, gang up, gather, gather around, get going, get moving,
     get together, glut, gluttonize, go slow, goad, gorge, group,
     grouping, groupment, haste, hasten, hasten on, heap, herd,
     herd together, hie on, hive, horde, host, huddle, hurry,
     hurry along, hurry on, hurry through, hurry up, hurry-scurry,
     hurtle, hustle, hustle up, ignobile vulgus, in-group, inch forward,
     ingroup, inner circle, jab, jam, jam-pack, jog, joggle, jolt,
     jostle, junta, junto, kit, kit fiddle, kit violin, lade, league,
     leap, legion, link, load, lock, lose no time, lot, make haste,
     many-headed multitude, mass, meet, merge, mill, mob, mobile vulgus,
     move quickly, movement, muddle through, multiply, multitude,
     muster, nudge, obstruct, occlude, out-group, outfit, overburden,
     overcharge, overfeed, overfill, overflow with, overlade, overload,
     overstuff, overweight, pack, pad, panoply, parley, party,
     peer group, phalanx, pile, pile drive, platoon, plunge, poke,
     posse, post, pour, precipitate, press, press forward, press on,
     prod, pullulate with, punch, push, push forward, push on,
     push through, quicken, rabble, race, railroad through, rally,
     rally around, ram, ram down, ram in, regiment, rendezvous, ring,
     rout, ruck, run, run against, rush, rush along, rush through,
     salon, satiate, saturate, scamper, scores, scramble, scroll,
     scurry, scuttle, seethe, set, shake, shoulder, shove, shut off,
     shut out, shut tight, soak, solidify, soundboard, spate, speed,
     speed along, speed up, spur, spurt, squab, squad, squash, squeeze,
     squeeze shut, squish, stable, stampede, stifle, stop up, strangle,
     strangulate, stream, stress, string, stuff, suffocate, supercharge,
     supersaturate, surcharge, surfeit, surge, swarm, swarm with, tamp,
     team, tear, teem with, tenor violin, the common herd, the crowd,
     the great unnumbered, the great unwashed, the herd, the hoi polloi,
     the horde, the majority, the many, the masses, the mob,
     the multitude, throng, throng with, thrust, top off, tribe, troop,
     troupe, tuning peg, unite, urge, viola, violin, violinette,
     violoncello, violoncello piccolo, violone, violotta, wad, we-group,
     weight, whip, whip along, wing

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