huddled huddled  /ˈhə dəld/


  • (adj) crowded or massed together


  1. He huddled over it with his wife and five-year-old daughter.
  2. That they huddled is no surprise, since roaches like to gather in crowds.
  3. On the Jersey shore, where a sunny holiday attracts upwards of 3 million bathers, Mondale found instead about a hundred hardy souls huddled against a driving rainstorm.


  1. Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:00 pm

    Family and friends huddled in the rain Wednesday evening at the corner of State Street and East Grand Avenue as they mourned the loss of Darrius Lowery-Baptiste, who died Tuesday in a police-involved shooting.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Beloit Daily News

  2. Thai Muslims debate their future as peace talks raise hope

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre PATTANI, Thailand (Reuters) - Huddled in a room on the periphery of a university campus in the southern Thai province of Pattani, Muslim students debate ideas that have long been considered inflammatory or even treasonous. An insurgency by shadowy Muslim fighters in predominantly Buddhist Thailand's three southernmost provinces has claimed 5,700 lives since 2004. ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Man rescued after spending night lost in Pr. George’s County woods

    The 63-year-old man huddled under a fallen tree for shelter, officials said. He was in fair condition Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. "We hadn't seen them in years, so we all huddled around a laptop. We didn't even have a TV," Unkrich said. "We watched the movies and really, really enjoyed them. And when they were over, we were thoroughly depressed, because we thought,...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Lee Unkrich Source: Naples Daily News

  2. "I told the guys when we huddled up as DBs that, 'Don't be afraid of success. We've got the potential to do something great, to go down in the history books, let's go out and grab it,'" Woodson said. "We've got the record, now let's build on...
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Charles Woodson Source: Rocky Mountain News

  3. Emma Lazarus wrote in 1886 speaking on behalf of the Statue of Liberty, "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-lost to me. I lift my...
    on May 6, 2006 By: Emma Lazarus Source: Arab American News

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