- 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 (â€œcrowd, press, tumultâ€), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾rangwÄ…, *Ã¾rangwÅ (â€œthrongâ€), *Ã¾rangwaz (â€œpush, driveâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *trenk(w)- (â€œto beat, hew, pressâ€). Cognate with Dutch drang (â€œurge, push, impulseâ€), German Drang (â€œurge, drive, impulseâ€), Danish trang (â€œurgeâ€), Norwegian trong (â€œneedâ€), Icelandic Ã¾rÃ¶ng (â€œnarrow, tightly pressed, crowd, throngâ€) and Swedish trÃ¥ng (â€œtight, narrowâ€). Probably related to Albanian drojÃ« (â€œfear, fear of the crowdâ€) and to drang (â€œhuge rod, pole, oarâ€). More at thring.