A lot of people or things in a large group make up a crowd. The masses of performers with painted faces, big shoes, and squeaky noses filling up the streets during your town's annual clown parade can be described as a crowd of clowns.

A crowd of people might gather for a party, concert, or demonstration, with the word crowd implying that there's something a little disorderly — noisy or unruly — about the group. Crowd can also mean "the mass of ordinary people," which is the way you're using the word when you say you want to "stand out from the crowd." You want to be seen as a distinct, individual person, rather than part of a larger mass of regular folks.

Definitions of crowd
  1. noun
    a large number of things or people considered together
    “a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers”
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    a large number of people united for some specific purpose
    crush, jam, press
    a dense crowd of people
    drove, horde, swarm
    a moving crowd
    a disorganized and densely packed crowd
    mob, rabble, rout
    a disorderly crowd of people
    any closely ranked crowd of people
    flock, troop
    an orderly crowd
    snarl-up, traffic jam
    a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move
    lynch mob
    a mob that kills a person for some presumed offense without legal authority
    type of:
    assemblage, gathering
    a group of persons together in one place
  2. noun
    an informal body of friends
    “he still hangs out with the same crowd
    synonyms: bunch, crew, gang, posse
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    assemblage, gathering
    a group of persons together in one place
  3. verb
    gather together in large numbers
    “men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah”
    synonyms: crowd together
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    join together into a mass or collect or form a mass
    crowd together too much
    pour, pullulate, stream, swarm, teem
    move in large numbers
    move together, like a herd
    jam, mob, pack, pile, throng
    press tightly together or cram
    crowd closely
    pour out, spill out, spill over
    be disgorged
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    assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet
    collect in one place
  4. verb
    fill or occupy to the point of overflowing
    “The students crowded the auditorium”
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    fill, occupy
    occupy the whole of
  5. verb
    cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
    synonyms: herd
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    cause to crowd together too much
    fill to capacity with people
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  6. verb
    approach a certain age or speed
    synonyms: push
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