- The definition of a throng is a large group of people or animals.
When a huge group of people crowds together in a restaurant, this is an example of a throng of people.
- Throng is defined as a large group crowds or fills a place, or flocks somewhere in great numbers.
When a large group of people all crowd together into a sporting arena, this is an example of a situation where people throng the arena.
- a great number of people gathered together; crowd
- a crowding together of people; crowded condition
- any great number of things massed or considered together; multitude
Origin of throngMiddle English from Old English (ge)thrang (akin to German drang) from base of thringan, to press, crowd: for Indo-European base see thrall
- to crowd or press upon in large numbers
- to crowd into; fill with a multitude
- A large group of people gathered or crowded closely together; a multitude. See Synonyms at crowd1.
- A large group of things; a host.
verbthronged, throng·ing, throngs
- To crowd into; fill: commuters thronging the subway platform.
- To press against in large numbers: The fans thronged the rock star.
Origin of throngMiddle English from Old English gethrang
(third-person singular simple present throngs, present participle thronging, simple past and past participle thronged)
(comparative more throng, superlative most throng)
- (Scotland, Northern England, dialect) Filled with persons or objects; crowded.
From Middle English, from Old English Ã¾rang, Ä¡eÃ¾rang (“crowd, press, tumult"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾rangwÄ…, *Ã¾rangwÅ (“throng"), *Ã¾rangwaz (“push, drive"), from Proto-Indo-European *trenk(w)- (“to beat, hew, press"). Cognate with Dutch drang (“urge, push, impulse"), German Drang (“urge, drive, impulse"), Danish trang (“urge"), Norwegian trong (“need"), Icelandic Ã¾rÃ¶ng (“narrow, tightly pressed, crowd, throng") and Swedish trÃ¥ng (“tight, narrow"). Probably related to Albanian drojÃ« (“fear, fear of the crowd") and to drang (“huge rod, pole, oar"). More at thring.