overcrowded Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “overcrowded” in the English Dictionary

"overcrowded" in British English

See all translations

overcrowdedadjective

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈkraʊ.dɪd/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
C1 containing too many ​people or things: overcrowded ​cities/​prisons/​schools The ​worldmarket for ​telecommunications is already overcrowded withbusinesses.
overcrowd
verb [T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈkraʊd/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
overcrowding
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˈkraʊ.dɪŋ/
Investment in the ​railwaynetwork would ​reduce overcrowding on the ​roads.
(Definition of overcrowded from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overcrowded" in American English

See all translations

overcrowdedadjective

 us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈkrɑʊ·dɪd/
containing too many ​people or things: The ​prisons are overcrowded.
overcrowding
noun [U]  us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈkrɑʊ·dɪŋ/
Overcrowding in ​classrooms is an ​importantissue in this ​election.
(Definition of overcrowded from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of overcrowded?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
coeducational

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day