Synonyms of crowd in English:


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1‘a crowd of people filled the town square’

throng, horde, mob, rabble, large number, mass, multitude, host, army, herd, flock, drove, swarm, sea, stream, troupe, pack, press, crush, flood, collection, company, gathering, assembly, assemblage, array, congregation, convention, concourse
informal gaggle
British informal shower
archaic rout

2‘she wanted to stand out from the crowd’

majority, multitude, common people, populace, general public, mob, masses, riff-raff, proletariat, rank and file, the commonality, the hoi polloi, the canaille, the great unwashed
informal the proles, the plebs

3‘the theatrical crowd piled into Bernard's Bentley’

set, group, band, circle, company, fraternity, clique, coterie
camp, league, faction
informal lot, gang, bunch, pack, crew, posse, tribe
rare sodality, confraternity

4‘every song received a warm response from the crowd’

audience, spectators, watchers, listeners, viewers, onlookers, patrons, house, gallery, stalls
turnout, attendance, gate
British informal punters


1‘they ignored the novelist and crowded around the poet’

cluster, gather, flock, swarm, throng, huddle, assemble, concentrate, congregate, come together, collect, amass, accumulate
rare foregather

2‘the guests all crowded into the dining room’

surge, push one's way, shove, push, thrust forward, jostle, elbow, elbow one's way, shoulder, nudge, bulldoze
squeeze, pile, pack, jam, cram

3‘the quayside was crowded with holidaymakers’

throng, pack, jam, cram, fill, overfill, congest, pervade, occupy all of

4‘I felt as if he was crowding me’

pressurize, pressure, lean on, press, goad, prod, bulldoze, browbeat, brainwash, dragoon, strong-arm
harass, harry, hound, nag, badger, pester, torment, plague
informal hassle, railroad, put the screws on
British informal bounce
North American informal hustle, fast-talk