crowd1 S2 W2
a large group of people who have gathered together to do something, for example to watch something or protest about something
a crowd of angry protesters
a crowd of 30,000 spectators
There were crowds of shoppers in the street.
A vast crowd gathered in the main square.
She mingled with the crowd of guests, exchanging greetings.
Saturday's game was watched by a capacity crowd (=the maximum number of people that a sports ground etc can hold).
Troops fired tear gas and shots to disperse a crowd of 15,000 demonstrators.
2 [singular] informal
a group of people who know each other, work together etc:
I didn't know him; he wasn't one of the usual crowd.