- 1 [countable] a large number of people gathered together in a public place, for example in the streets or at a sports game He pushed his way through the crowd. A small crowd had gathered outside the church. Police had to break up the crowd. Crowds of people poured into the street. I want to get there early to avoid the crowds. The match attracted a capacity crowd of 80,000. The crowd cheered the winning hit. crowd control crowd trouble A whole crowd of us are going to the club (= a lot of us). He left the hotel surrounded by crowds of journalists.
- 2 [countable] (informal) (often disapproving) a particular group of people Bob introduced her to some of his usual crowd (= people who often meet each other).
- 3the crowd [singular] (sometimes disapproving) ordinary people, not special or unusual in any way We all like to think we stand out from the crowd (= are different from and better than other people). He prefers to be one of the crowd. She's quite happy to follow the crowd. Idioms
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used to suggest that it is better to be in a group of only two people than have a third person with you as well
two's company (, three's a crowd) (saying)jump to other results