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.

Primary Meanings of crowd

a large number of things or people considered together
gather together in large numbers
approach a certain age or speed
Full Definitions of crowd

n 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
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assemblage, gathering
a group of persons together in one place

n an informal body of friends

“he still hangs out with the same crowd
bunch, crew, gang
Type of:
assemblage, gathering
a group of persons together in one place

v gather together in large numbers

“men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah”
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

v fill or occupy to the point of overflowing

“The students crowded the auditorium”
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fill, occupy
occupy the whole of

v cause to herd, drive, or crowd together

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

v approach a certain age or speed

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approach, come near, come on, draw close, draw near, go up, near
move towards

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