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Meaning of THRONG

Pronunciation:  throng

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a large gathering of people
  2. [v]  press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"

THRONG is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: concourse, jam, mob, multitude, pack, pile
 See Also: assemblage, crowd, crowd together, gathering, herd, hive, horde, host, legion, ruck



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Throng\, n. [OE. [thorn]rong, [thorn]rang, AS.
    ge[thorn]rang, fr. [thorn]ringan to crowd, to press; akin to
    OS. thringan, D. & G. dringen, OHG. dringan, Icel.
    [thorn]ryngva, [thorn]r["o]ngva, Goth. [thorn]riehan, D. & G.
    drang a throng, press, Icel. [thorn]r["o]ng a throng, Lith.
    trenkti to jolt, tranksmas a tumult. Cf. {Thring}.]
    1. A multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or
       pressed into a close body or assemblage; a crowd.
    2. A great multitude; as, the heavenly throng.
    Syn: {Throng}, {Multitude}, {Crowd}.
    Usage: 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.
  2. \Throng\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Thronged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
  3. \Throng\, v. t.
    1. 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.
    2. To crowd into; to fill closely by crowding or pressing
       into, as a hall or a street. --Shak.
  4. \Throng\, a.
    Thronged; crowded; also, much occupied; busy. [Obs. or Prov.
    Eng.] --Bp. Sanderson.
          To the intent the sick . . . should not lie too throng.