What does throng mean?
Definitions for throng
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multitude, throng, concourseverb
a large gathering of people
throng, mob, pack, pile, jamverb
press tightly together or cram
"The crowd packed the auditorium"
A group of people crowded or gathered closely together; a multitude.
A group of things; a host or swarm.
To crowd into a place, especially to fill it.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A croud; a multitude pressing against each other.
Etymology: þrang , Saxon, from thringan, to press.
Let us on heaps go offer up our lives:
We are enow yet living in the field,
To smother up the English in our throngs. William Shakespeare.
Of thick short sobs in thund’ring volleys float,
And roul themselves over her lubrick throat
In panting murmurs. Richard Crashaw.
This book, the image of his mind,
Will make his name not hard to find.
I wish the throng of great and good
Made it less eas’ly understood. Edmund Waller.
With studious thought observ’d th’ illustrious throng,
In nature’s order as they pass’d along;
Their names, their fates. John Dryden, Æn.
To oppress or incommode with crouds or tumults.
I’ll say, thou hast gold:
Thou wilt be throng’d too shortly. William Shakespeare.
The multitude throng thee and press thee. Luke viii. 45.
All access was throng’d, the gates
Thick swarm’d. John Milton.
To croud; to come in tumultuous multitudes.
Etymology: from the noun.
I have seen
The dumb men throng to see him, and the blind
To hear him speak. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
His mother could not longer bear the agitations of so many passions as throng’d upon her, but fell upon his neck, crying out, my son. Tatler, №. 55.
a multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage; a crowd
a great multitude; as, the heavenly throng
to crowd together; to press together into a close body, as a multitude of persons; to gather or move in multitudes
to crowd, or press, as persons; to oppress or annoy with a crowd of living beings
to crowd into; to fill closely by crowding or pressing into, as a hall or a street
thronged; crowded; also, much occupied; busy
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
throng, n. a large number of people pressed or crowded together: a crowd: a great multitude.—v.t. to press or crowd: to annoy with numbers.—v.i. to crowd together: to come in multitudes.—adj. (prov.) crowded: busy.—adj. Throng′ful, thronged. [A.S. ge-thrang—thringan, to press.]
The numerical value of throng in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of throng in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of throng in a Sentence
How sweet and soothing is this hour of calm I thank thee, night for thou has chased away these horrid bodements which, amidst the throng, I could not dissipate and with the blessing of thy benign and quiet influence now will I to my couch, although to rest is almost wronging such a night as this.
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- Gewühl, MenschengewühlGerman
- llenar, muchedumbre, montón, abarrotar, multitud, gentío, congregarse, reunirseSpanish
- ihmisjoukko, ahtautua, väkijoukko, joukko, tungeksia, lauma, väentungosFinnish
- plúch, pulcadh, plódaigh, slua, plódIrish
- ամբոխ, բազմությունArmenian
- samenstromen, vergaderen, massa, zwerm, drukte, menigteDutch
- множество, толпа, столпиться, толпиться, толчея, масса, кучаRussian
- trängsel, tränga sig in, mängdSwedish
- đông đúcVietnamese
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