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Definition of "throng" []

  • A large group of people gathered or crowded closely together; a multitude. See Synonyms at crowd1. (noun)
  • A large group of things; a host. (noun)
  • To crowd into; fill: commuters thronging the subway platform. (verb-transitive)
  • To press in on. (verb-transitive)
  • To gather, press, or move in a throng. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "throng" in a sentence
  • "Iffesheim was pure pleasure, like every other item of Baden existence, and all aristocratic, sparkling, rich, amusement-seeking Europe seemed gathered there under the sunny skies, and on everyone's lips in the titled throng was but one name -- Forest King's."
  • "As it happened, Sen. Joe Lieberman was also at the airport, surrounded by a throng from the national press corps."
  • "Among the figures in the throng was a young man named Robert Vaughn, who would go on to become a well-known actor in films and television."