Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CROWDS

I'll answer for us all, being used to feel the pulse of crowds.

There were plenty of people, crowds of people, but none appeared to know us.

And that picture was of crowds, crowds, crowds—of people living frowzily.

Out of the docks at nine in the morning I saw dockers pour in crowds.

Why, can you not imagine her coming in among all these crowds of people!

With all the whirl and the crowds and the glorious excitement.

London was so huge and the crowds so great that even Hephzy's courage faltered.

Beyond was the square, with its lights and its crowds of people and vehicles.

For two hours the soldiers had been charging the crowds by the light of lanterns and torches.

And when they take us ashore there'll be crowds and crowds with bugles and bands and things to take us home.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English crudan "to press, crush." Cognate with Middle Dutch cruden "to press, push," Middle High German kroten "to press, oppress," Norwegian kryda "to crowd." Related: Crowded; crowding.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.