throng

  • 1 Throng — 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 throng´er — throng «thrng, throng», noun, verb, adjective. –n. 1. a crowd; great number; multitude: »The streets were filled with throngs of people (Dickens). Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, But in ourselves are triumph and defeat (Longfellow) …

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  • 3 Throng — Throng, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Thronged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thronging}.] To crowd together; to press together into a close body, as a multitude of persons; to gather or move in multitudes. [1913 Webster] I have seen the dumb men throng to see him.… …

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  • 4 Throng — Throng, a. Thronged; crowded; also, much occupied; busy. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Bp. Sanderson. [1913 Webster] To the intent the sick . . . should not lie too throng. Robynson (More s Utopia). [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Throng — Throng, v. t. 1. To crowd, or press, as persons; to oppress or annoy with a crowd of living beings. [1913 Webster] Much people followed him, and thronged him. Mark v. 24. [1913 Webster] 2. To crowd into; to fill closely by crowding or pressing… …

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  • 6 throng — (n.) c.1300, probably shortened from O.E. geþrang crowd, tumult (related to verb þringan to push, crowd, press ), from P.Gmc. *thrangan (Cf. O.N. þröng, Du. drang, Ger. Drang crowd, throng ). The verb, in the sense of go in a crowd, is first… …

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  • 7 throng — [thrôŋ] n. [ME < OE (ge)thrang (akin to Ger drang) < base of thringan, to press, crowd: for IE base see THRALL] 1. a great number of people gathered together; crowd 2. a crowding together of people; crowded condition 3. any great number of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 throng — index assemblage, collection (assembly), congregate, mass (body of persons), meet Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 throng — n *crowd, press, crush, mob, rout, horde Analogous words: *multitude, army, host, legion: assembly, congregation, gathering, collection (see under GATHER) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 throng — [n] large crowd assemblage, assembly, bunch, collection, concourse, congregation, crush, drove, everybody, flock, gathering, horde, host, jam, mass, mob, multitude, pack, press, push, sellout, swarm; concepts 417,432 …

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  • 11 throng — ► NOUN ▪ a large, densely packed crowd. ► VERB ▪ gather in large numbers in (a place). ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 12 throng — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ assembled, gathered VERB + THRONG ▪ join ▪ people coming from all directions to join the throng PREPOSITION …

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  • 13 throng — [[t]θrɒ̱ŋ, AM θrɔ͟ːŋ[/t]] throngs, thronging, thronged 1) N COUNT A throng is a large crowd of people. [LITERARY] An official pushed through the throng. Syn: crowd 2) VERB When people throng somewhere, they go there in great numbers. [LITERARY]… …

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  • 14 throng — throng1 [θrɔŋ US θro:ŋ] n written [: Old English; Origin: thrang, gethrang] a large group of people in one place = ↑crowd ▪ She got lost in the throng. throng of ▪ a throng of excited spectators throng 2 throng2 v …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 throng — I UK [θrɒŋ] / US [θrɔŋ] noun [countable] Word forms throng : singular throng plural throngs mainly literary a large crowd of people II UK [θrɒŋ] / US [θrɔŋ] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms throng : present tense I/you/we/they throng… …

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  • 16 throng — /thrawng, throng/, n. 1. a multitude of people crowded or assembled together; crowd. 2. a great number of things crowded or considered together: a throng of memories. 3. Chiefly Scot. pressure, as of work. v.i. 4. to assemble, collect, or go in… …

    Universalium

  • 17 throng — 1 noun (C) literary a large group of people in one place; crowd: a milling throng of excited spectators | the throng: She got lost in the throng. 2 verb 1 (intransitive always + adv/prep, transitive) if people throng a place, they go there in… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 Throng — Thring Thring, v. t. & i. [imp. {Throng}.] [AS. [thorn]ringan. See {Throng}.] To press, crowd, or throng. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 19 throng — throng1 [ θrɔŋ ] noun count MAINLY LITERARY a large crowd of people throng throng 2 [ θrɔŋ ] verb intransitive or transitive if people throng somewhere, a lot of them go there …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 throng — I. noun Etymology: 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 Date: before 12th century 1. a. a multitude of assembled… …

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