large group of people that are gathered or considered together
A crowd is defined as a group of people that have gathered for a common purpose or intent such as at a demonstration, a sports event, or during looting
- A crowd is not the sum of the individuals who compose it. Rather it is a species of animal, without language or real consciousness, born when they gather, dying when they depart.
- Gene Wolfe, "The Shadow of the Torturer" (1980) - Severian, Chapter 31
- A mob's a monster; heads enough, but no brains.
- Poor Richard's Almanack, an entry in 1747.