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NOUN (1)

1. a large gathering of people;
[syn: multitude, throng, concourse]


VERB (1)

1. press tightly together or cram;
- Example: "The crowd packed the auditorium"
[syn: throng, mob, pack, pile, jam]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thring \Thring\, v. t. & i. [imp. Throng.] [AS. [thorn]ringan. See Throng.] To press, crowd, or throng. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Throng \Throng\, n. [OE. [thorn]rong, [thorn]rang, AS. ge[thorn]rang, fr. [thorn]ringan to crowd, to press; akin to OS. thringan, D. & G. dringen, OHG. dringan, Icel. [thorn]ryngva, [thorn]r["o]ngva, Goth. [thorn]riehan, D. & G. drang a throng, press, Icel. [thorn]r["o]ng a throng, Lith. trenkti to jolt, tranksmas a tumult. Cf. Thring.] 1. A multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage; a crowd. [1913 Webster] 2. A great multitude; as, the heavenly throng. [1913 Webster] Syn: Throng, Multitude, Crowd. Usage: Any great number of persons form a multitude; a throng is a large number of persons who are gathered or are moving together in a collective body; a crowd is composed of a large or small number of persons who press together so as to bring their bodies into immediate or inconvenient contact. A dispersed multitude; the throngs in the streets of a city; the crowd at a fair or a street fight. But these distinctions are not carefully observed. [1913 Webster] So, with this bold opposer rushes on This many-headed monster, multitude. --Daniel. [1913 Webster] Not to know me argues yourselves unknown, The lowest of your throng. --Milton. [1913 Webster] I come from empty noise, and tasteless pomp, From crowds that hide a monarch from himself. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Throng \Throng\, v. t. 1. To crowd, or press, as persons; to oppress or annoy with a crowd of living beings. [1913 Webster] Much people followed him, and thronged him. --Mark v. 24. [1913 Webster] 2. To crowd into; to fill closely by crowding or pressing into, as a hall or a street. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Throng \Throng\, a. Thronged; crowded; also, much occupied; busy. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Bp. Sanderson. [1913 Webster] To the intent the sick . . . should not lie too throng. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Throng \Throng\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Thronged; p. pr. & vb. n. Thronging.] To crowd together; to press together into a close body, as a multitude of persons; to gather or move in multitudes. [1913 Webster] I have seen the dumb men throng to see him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

throng n 1: a large gathering of people [syn: multitude, throng, concourse] v 1: press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium" [syn: throng, mob, pack, pile, jam]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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