Synonyms of crowd in English:


See definition of crowd


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


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