- 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: Middle 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
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- A large group of people gathered or crowded closely together; a multitude. See Synonyms at crowd1.
- A large group of things; a host.
- To crowd into; fill: commuters thronging the subway platform.
- To press in on.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English gethrang.