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throng

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noun \ˈthrȯŋ\

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 in a Sentence

  1. grabbed a megaphone and addressed the vast throng

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Origin and Etymology 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

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

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throng

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Definition of throng

thronged

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thronging

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  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 in a Sentence

  1. Shoppers thronged the mall for the sales.

  2. fans thronged the field to celebrate the win

First Known Use of throng

14th century


THRONG Defined for English Language Learners

throng

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noun

Definition of throng for English Language Learners

  • : a large group of people

throng

verb

Definition of throng for English Language Learners

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

  • : to gather in a crowd or in great numbers


THRONG Defined for Kids

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throng

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noun \ˈthrȯŋ\

Definition of throng for Students

  1. :  a large group of people :  crowd


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Definition of throng for Students

thronged

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thronging

  1. :  1crowd 4



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