A crowd is a large and definable group of people, while "the crowd" is referred to as the so-called lower orders of people in general (the mob). A crowd may be definable through a common purpose or set of emotions, such as at a political rally, at a sports event, or during looting (this is known as a psychological crowd), or simply be made up of many people going about their business in a busy area (e.g. shopping). Everybody in the context of general public or the common people is normally referred to as the masses.
Other articles related to "crowd":
... are concerned with the psychology of the crowd as a group and the psychology of those who allow their will and emotions to be informed by the crowd (both discussed more ... At a general level, crowd psychology is concerned with the behaviour and thought processes of individual crowd members and the crowd as a whole ... Given the prevalence of crowd events, and the potential safety issues associated with such large gatherings of people, the topic is receiving increasing ...
... was brought to the Plaza de Armas, where he was to be beheaded, the crowd assembled there demanded his pardon and threw stones at his escort ... Viceroy Armendáriz, who was in attendance, rode among the crowd to try to quiet them, but he too was pelted with stones ... They then turned their guns on the crowd ...
... of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd is a musical with a book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley ... of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd," referring to the experience of theatre performers ...
... The trapezoidal design of the building allows the crowd noise to resonate, creating a deafening environment ... saying, "The Scarlet Knights play great there, and the crowd is right on top of you and intimidating." Former opponents have also extolled the RAC's atmosphere ... They have a great home crowd ...
... A lone UDA member from East Belfast, Michael Stone, had infiltrated the crowd of mourners in an attempt to eliminate Sinn Féin leaders Gerry Adams and Martin ... escape towards the motorway, chased by several members of the crowd, but continued firing his handguns and throwing hand grenades at his pursuers ... Stone made it as far as the M1 motorway, but was caught by the crowd, who began beating him and shouting that they would kill him ...
Famous quotes containing the word crowd:
“My neglected duties crowd around me in my dreams, murmuring.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)
“Beneath the suns rays our shadow is our comrade;
When clouds obscure the sun our shadow flees.
So Fortunes smiles the fickle crowd pursues,
But swift is gone whenever she veils her face.”
—Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
“Most days I feel like an acrobat high above a crowd out of which my own parents, my in-laws, potential employers, phantoms of other women who do it and a thousand faceless eyes stare up.”
—Anonymous Mother. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Womens Health Book Collective, ch. 2 (1978)