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. [1913 Webster]

2. To press or drive together; to mass together. ``Crowd us and crush us.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity. [1913 Webster]

The balconies and verandas were crowded with spectators, anxious to behold their future sovereign. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

4. To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

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