AskDefine | Define throng

Dictionary Definition

throng n : a large gathering of people [syn: multitude, concourse] v : press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium" [syn: mob, pack, pile, jam]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old English geþrang

Noun

  1. A group of people crowded or gathered closely together; a multitude.
  2. A group of things; a host or swarm.

Translations

group of people
  • Finnish: [}, väentungos
  • French: essaim
  • Italian: calca
group of things; host or swarm
  • Finnish: joukko, lauma
  • French: essaim

Quotations

Verb

  1. To crowd into a place, especially to fill it.
  2. To congregate.

Translations

to crowd into a place, especially to fill it
to congregate

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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