What does the word throng mean?

Usage examples for throng

  1. Calvin continued to explain as they hurried him through the excited throng. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  2. At 10 o'clock the streets were filled with the church- going throng. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  3. She turned her head slightly away, as though interested in the passing throng. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge