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1throng

noun \ˈthrŋ\

: a large group of people

Full Definition of THRONG

1
a :  a multitude of assembled persons
b :  a large number :  host
2
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

Synonym Discussion of THRONG

crowd, throng, horde, crush, mob mean an assembled multitude. crowd implies a close gathering and pressing together <a crowd gathered>. throng and horde suggest movement and pushing <a throng of reporters> <a horde of shoppers>. crush emphasizes the compactness of the group, the difficulty of individual movement, and the attendant discomfort <a crush of fans>. mob implies a disorderly crowd with the potential for violence <an angry mob>.

Rhymes with THRONG

2throng

verb

: 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
1
:  to crowd upon :  press <a celebrity thronged by fans>
2
:  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

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THRONGED Defined for Kids

1throng

noun \ˈthrŋ\

Definition of THRONG for Kids

:  a large group of people :  crowd

2throng

verb
throngedthrong·ing

Definition of THRONG for Kids

:  1crowd 4

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