Definition of Huddle in English :

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Huddle meaning in English

Meaning of Huddle in English

Pronunciation of Huddle in English

Huddle pronunciation in English

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1. huddle, powwow

(informal) a quick private conference

2. huddle

a disorganized and densely packed crowd

Example Sentences:
'a huddle of frightened women'


3. huddle, huddle together

crowd or draw together

Example Sentences:
'let's huddle together--it's cold!'

4. cower, huddle

crouch or curl up

Example Sentences:
'They huddled outside in the rain'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of huddle
a heaped or crowded mass of people or things
2. informal
a private or impromptu conference (esp in the phrase go into a huddle)
to crowd or cause to crowd or nestle closely together
4. (often foll by up)
to draw or hunch (oneself), as through cold
5. (intransitive) informal
to meet and confer privately
6. (transitive) mainly British
to do (something) in a careless way
7. (transitive) rare
to put on (clothes) hurriedly

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see synonyms of huddle
verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈhuddled or ˈhuddling
to crowd, push, or nestle close together, as cows do in a storm
to draw the limbs close to the body, as from cold
to huddle under a blanket
3.  US, Informal
to hold a private, informal conference
4.  US, American Football
to gather in a huddle
verb transitive
to crowd close together
to hunch or draw (oneself) up
to do, put, or make hastily and carelessly
to push or thrust in a hurried or disordered manner
a confused crowd or heap of persons or things
confusion; muddle; jumble
11.  US, Informal
a private, informal conference
12.  US, American Football
a grouping of a team behind the line of scrimmage to receive signals before a play

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of huddle
1. A densely packed group or crowd, as of people or animals.
2. Football A brief gathering of a team's players behind the line of scrimmage to receive instructions for the next play.
3. A small private conference or meeting.
v. hud·dled, hud·dling, hud·dles
1. To crowd together, as from cold or fear.
2. To draw or curl one's limbs close to one's body: huddled under the blanket while watching television.
3. Football To gather in a huddle.
4. Informal To gather together for conference or consultation: During the crisis, the president's national security advisers huddled.
1. To cause to crowd together.
2. To draw (oneself) together in a crouch.
3. Chiefly British To arrange, do, or make hastily or carelessly.

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