Definition of Huddle

1. Noun. (informal) a quick private conference.

Exact synonyms: Powwow
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Conference, Group Discussion
Member holonyms: Huddler
Derivative terms: Powwow



2. Verb. Crowd or draw together. "The crowds huddle in the streets"; "Let's huddle together--it's cold!"
Exact synonyms: Huddle Together
Generic synonyms: Clump, Cluster, Constellate, Flock
Derivative terms: Huddler

3. Noun. A disorganized and densely packed crowd. "A huddle of frightened women"
Generic synonyms: Crowd
Member holonyms: Huddler

4. Verb. Crouch or curl up. "They huddled outside in the rain"
Exact synonyms: Cower
Generic synonyms: Bend, Bow, Crouch, Stoop
Derivative terms: Huddler

Definition of Huddle

1. v. i. To press together promiscuously, from confusion, apprehension, or the like; to crowd together confusedly; to press or hurry in disorder; to crowd.

2. v. t. To crowd (things) together to mingle confusedly; to assemble without order or system.

3. n. A crowd; a number of persons or things crowded together in a confused manner; tumult; confusion.

Definition of Huddle

1. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹

2. Noun. a dense and disorderly crowd ¹

3. Noun. (American football) a brief meeting of all the players from one team that are on the field with the purpose of planning the following play. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to crowd together as when distressed or in fear ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) to curl one's legs up to the chest and keep one's arms close to the torso; to crouch; to assume a position similar to that of an embryo in the womb ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive American football) to form a huddle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Huddle

1. to crowd together [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Huddle

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huddle (current term)
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Literary usage of Huddle

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... shark huddle in fear, and crowd some harbourage In to its inmost corners, for his mouth Gapes to engulf whatever he may reach ; So crouch'd the Trojans, ..."

2. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"... it is a great huddle of large stones, placed in a circular form; some of them thirty fool high, and some laid u-cross ou the tops of others. ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"... one of ihe wonders of England, and which none oi their authors know wliat to make of i it is a great huddle of Urge ..."

4. Representative British Dramas: Victorian and Modern by Montrose Jonas Moses (1918)
"SECOND GENTLEMAN. You're a fresh face here? Miss huddle. ... [Miss huddle goes out, carrying her bowl and towel, at FRANK POLLITT — "VALMA" — appears at the ..."

5. Camp Fires of the Confederacy: A Volume of Humorous Anecdotes, Reminiscences by Benjamin La Bree (1898)
"huddle ! Gol Darn Ye." Immediately after the ordinances of ... very fine company organized at Memphis which acquired a wide repu- ^^^^^^^^pf^^t^ " huddle ! ..."

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