throng Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a large gathering of people
verb press tightly together or cram
mob; jam; pile; pack.
- The crowd packed the auditorium
A multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage; a crowd.
A great multitude; as, the heavenly. throng Syn. -- Throng, Multitude, Crowd. Any great number of persons form a multitude; a throng is a large number of persons who are gathered or are moving together in a collective body; a crowd is composed of a large or small number of persons who press together so as to bring their bodies into immediate or inconvenient contact. A dispersed multitude; the throngs in the streets of a city; the crowd at a fair or a street fight. But these distinctions are not carefully observed.
So, with this bold opposer rushes on This many-headed monster, multitude. Daniel.
Not to know me argues yourselves unknown, The lowest of your throng. Milton.
I come from empty noise, and tasteless pomp, From crowds that hide a monarch from himself. Johnson.
Throng intransitive verb
To crowd together; to press together into a close body, as a multitude of persons; to gather or move in multitudes.
I have seen the dumb men throng to see him. Shak.
Throng transitive verb
To crowd, or press, as persons; to oppress or annoy with a crowd of living beings.
Much people followed him, and thronged him. Mark v. 24.
To crowd into; to fill closely by crowding or pressing into, as a hall or a street.Shak.
Thronged; crowded; also, much occupied; busy.Obs. or Prov. Eng. Bp. Sanderson.
To the intent the sick . . . should not lie too throng. Robynson (More's Utopia).
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