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Definition of the noun throng

What does throng mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: throngs

  1. a large gathering of people
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of throng: concourse / multitude
    • more generic words: assemblage / gathering = a group of persons together in one place
    • more specific words:
      • hive = a teeming multitude
      • legion / horde / host = a vast multitude
      • herd / ruck = a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things

Alternative definition of the noun throng


  1. A group of people crowded or gathered closely together; a multitude.
  2. A group of things; a host or swarm.

Definition of the verb throng

What does throng mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: thronged | thronging | throngs

  1. press tightly together or cram
    • examples: The crowds throng in the streets | The streets throng with crowds
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Locative Preposition] [Location]There abound flowers in the garden
      [Theme - concrete, plural] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]A fire raged in the mountains | Flowers abound in the garden | The voices echoed through the hall
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of throng: jam / mob / pack / pile
    • more generic terms: crowd / crowd together = to gather together in large numbers

Alternative definition of the verb throng


  1. [transitive] To crowd into a place, especially to fill it.
  2. [intransitive] To congregate.

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Google previewImages of Justice (2008)

by Dorothy Eber

Among the throng is an occasional young woman wearing the beautiful traditional amaatik, a triumph of design and usefulness with its pouch for carrying a baby, but most in the crowd wear polyester Windbreakers and pants.

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2002)

5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske

huge throng A wretched redundancy (See page 23). throng. □ A huge throng of young people attended the concert. Delete huge. hugs and kisses An inescapable pair (See page 18). human nature ...

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Usage statistics about throng

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun throng:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb throng:


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Small photo of WASHINGTON,DC - JAN 21, 2017: Women's March on Washington, looking down at arriving throng roaming side street, part of gigantic turnout that flooded DC in an anti-inauguration show of solidarity.Small photo of 21st January 2018, Guwahati, Assam, India. Devotees throng in the occasion of Ganesh Puja at Ganesh Mandir.Small photo of DHAKA, BANGLADESH - FEBRUARY 21, 2018: People throng Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka to pay rich tributes of International Mother Language day in Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 21, 2018.Small photo of DUBLIN, IRELAND - 22 JUNE 2015: People throng outside Temple Bar Pub during Dublin Pride. Dublin Pride is an annual event celebrating the rights of the LGBTQ community. Editorial.Small photo of pigeons throng the citiesSmall photo of View across Dartmoor with a throng skyscrape.Small photo of Dead Common Sucker and fly throng in the pool More...

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Quotes about throng

Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
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Scrabble value of T1H4R1O1N1G2

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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