(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. rabble, riffraff; hoi polloi; common herd, canaille; crowd, populace.See assemblage.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A disorderly crowd of people]
Syn. swarm, rabble, throng, press, multitude, horde, rout, riot, host, lawless element; see also crowd 1 , gathering .
2. [The common people]
Syn. masses, populace, plebeians, proletariat; see people 3 .
See Synonym Study at crowd . v.
Syn. hustle, crowd, swarm; see attack 1 , rebel 1 , riot .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. crowd throng, mass, legion, flock, multitude, horde, collection, crush, host. Man voluntarily descending to the nature of a beast.''—Ralph Waldo Emerson. ''Many heads, but no brains.''—Thomas Fuller. A many-headed beast.''—Horace.
2. gang Mafia, underworld, syndicate, Cosa Nostra.
crowd, throng, swarm, surround, jostle, elbow, descend upon, attack.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. An enormous number of persons gathered together: crowd, crush, drove, flock, horde, mass, multitude, press, ruck1, swarm, throng. See BIG, GROUP. 2. The common people: common (used in plural), commonality, commonalty, commoner (used in plural), crowd, hoi polloi, mass (used in plural), pleb (used in plural), plebeian (used in plural), populace, public, ruck1, third estate. See OVER. 3. Informal An organized group of criminals, hoodlums, or wrongdoers: band2, gang, pack, ring1. See GROUP. 4. A very large number of things grouped together: army, cloud, crowd, drove, flock, horde, host, legion, mass, multitude, ruck1, score (used in plural), swarm, throng. See BIG, GROUP. II verb 1. To congregate, as around a person: crowd, flock, press, throng. See COLLECT, TIGHTEN. 2. To fill to excess by compressing or squeezing tightly: cram, crowd, jam, load, pack, stuff. Informal: jam-pack. See FULL, TIGHTEN.

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