CROWD, CROWTH, n. An instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin. CROWD, n. [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. 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 lawyers library. 4. To encumber by multitudes. 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. 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.