Throng

Definition of Throng

n.1.A multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage; a crowd.
2.A great multitude; as, the heavenly throng.
So, with this bold opposer rushes on
This many-headed monster, multitude.
- Daniel.
Not to know me argues yourselves unknown,
The lowest of your throng.
- Milton.
I come from empty noise, and tasteless pomp,
From crowds that hide a monarch from himself.
- Johnson.
v. i.1.To crowd together; to press together into a close body, as a multitude of persons; to gather or move in multitudes.
[imp. & p. p. Thronged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thronging.]
I have seen the dumb men throng to see him.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To crowd, or press, as persons; to oppress or annoy with a crowd of living beings.
Much people followed him, and thronged him.
- Mark v. 24.
2.To crowd into; to fill closely by crowding or pressing into, as a hall or a street.
a.1.Thronged; crowded; also, much occupied; busy.
To the intent the sick . . . should not lie too throng.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).

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