noun \ˈthrŋ\

: a large group of people

Full Definition of THRONG

a :  a multitude of assembled persons
b :  a large number :  host
a :  a crowding together of many persons
b :  a pressing increase of activity <this throng of business — S. R. Crockett>

Examples of THRONG

  1. <grabbed a megaphone and addressed the vast throng>

Origin of THRONG

Middle English thrang, throng, from Old English thrang, gethrang; akin to Old English thringan to press, crowd, Old High German dringan, Lithuanian trenkti to jolt
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to THRONG

army, bike [chiefly Scottish], cram, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mass, mob, multitude, press, rout, scrum, swarm, crowd
See Synonym Discussion at crowd

Rhymes with THRONG



: to go to (a place) in a large group or in large numbers

: to gather in a crowd or in great numbers

throngedthrong·ing \ˈthrŋ-iŋ\

Full Definition of THRONG

transitive verb
:  to crowd upon :  press <a celebrity thronged by fans>
:  to crowd into :  pack <shoppers thronging the streets>
intransitive verb
:  to crowd together in great numbers

Examples of THRONG

  1. Shoppers thronged the mall for the sales.
  2. <fans thronged the field to celebrate the win>

First Known Use of THRONG

14th century

Related to THRONG


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