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throng

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noun \ˈthrȯŋ\

Simple Definition of throng

  • : a large group of people

Full Definition of throng

  1. 1a :  a multitude of assembled personsb :  a large number :  host

  2. 2a :  a crowding together of many personsb :  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


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throng

verb

Simple Definition of throng

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

  • : to gather in a crowd or in great numbers

Full Definition of throng

throngedthrong·ing play \ˈthrȯŋ-iŋ\

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

  3. 2 :  to crowd into :  pack <shoppers thronging the streets>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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>



14th Century

First Known Use of throng

14th century



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