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HUDDLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does huddle mean? 

HUDDLE (noun)
  The noun HUDDLE has 2 senses:

1. (informal) a quick private conference
2. a disorganized and densely packed crowd

  Familiarity information: HUDDLE used as a noun is rare.


HUDDLE (verb)
  The verb HUDDLE has 2 senses:

1. crowd or draw together
2. crouch or curl up

  Familiarity information: HUDDLE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HUDDLE (noun)


Sense 1huddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(informal) a quick private conference

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

huddle; powwow

Hypernyms ("huddle" is a kind of...):

conference; group discussion (a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic)

Meronyms (members of "huddle"):

huddler (a member of a huddle)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


Sense 2huddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disorganized and densely packed crowd

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

a huddle of frightened women

Hypernyms ("huddle" is a kind of...):

crowd (a large number of things or people considered together)

Meronyms (members of "huddle"):

huddler (a member of a huddle)


HUDDLE (verb)


Sense 1huddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Crowd or draw together

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

huddle; huddle together

Context example:

let's huddle together--it's cold!

Hypernyms (to "huddle" is one way to...):

clump; cluster; constellate; flock (come together as in a cluster or flock)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The crowds huddle in the streets


Sense 2huddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Crouch or curl up

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

cower; huddle

Context example:

They huddled outside in the rain

Hypernyms (to "huddle" is one way to...):

bend; bow; crouch; stoop (bend one's back forward from the waist on down)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


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