What is crowd?

  • (verb): Approach a certain age or speed.
    Synonyms: push
    See also — Additional definitions below


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.

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Some articles on crowd:

Psychological Aspects of Crowds
... aspects 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 ... 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 attention from agencies responsible for crowd ...
Milltown Cemetery Attack - Attack
... 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 ... towards the motorway, chased by several members of the crowd, but continued firing his handguns and throwing hand grenades at his pursuers ... 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 ...
The Roar Of The Greasepaint – The Smell Of The Crowd
... The Roar 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 phrase "the smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd," referring to the experience of theatre performers ...
José De Antequera Y Castro - Execution
... When he 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 ...
Louis Brown Athletic Center - Reputation
... The trapezoidal design of the building allows the crowd noise to resonate, creating a deafening environment ... Bilas has lauded the RAC, 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 ...

More definitions of "crowd":

  • (noun): A large number of things or people considered together.
    Example: "A crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
  • (verb): Cause to herd, drive, or crowd together.
    Synonyms: herd
  • (verb): To gather together in large numbers.
    Synonyms: crowd together
  • (noun): An informal body of friends.
    Example: "He still hangs out with the same crowd"
    Synonyms: crew, gang, bunch
  • (verb): Fill or occupy to the point of overflowing.
    Example: "The students crowded the auditorium"

Famous quotes containing the word crowd:

    Unreal city,
    Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
    A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
    I had not thought death had undone so many.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Beneath the sun’s rays our shadow is our comrade;
    When clouds obscure the sun our shadow flees.
    So Fortune’s smiles the fickle crowd pursues,
    But swift is gone whenever she veils her face.
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

    Most literature on the culture of adolescence focuses on peer pressure as a negative force. Warnings about the “wrong crowd” read like tornado alerts in parent manuals. . . . It is a relative term that means different things in different places. In Fort Wayne, for example, the wrong crowd meant hanging out with liberal Democrats. In Connecticut, it meant kids who weren’t planning to get a Ph.D. from Yale.
    Mary Kay Blakely (20th century)