(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. gathering, concourse, horde, press, mass, gang, mob, multitude; host, herd, swarm, rout, crush, throng; informal, set, coterie, clique; populace, rabble, hoi polloi. See assemblage.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Throng]
Syn. multitude, concourse, host, horde, flock, mob, swarm, company, confluence, press, crush, surge, stream, troop, conflux, legion, force, bevy, galaxy, rout, group, body, pack, army, posse, drove, array, party, flood, gaggle, troupe, deluge, meet, muster, congregation, cluster, assembly, crew, jam*, herd*, bunch*, gang*, clutch*, batch*, mob scene*; see also gathering .
2. [The common people]
Syn. rank and file, masses, mob*; see people 3 .
3. [*A clique]
Syn. set, circle, coterie; see clique , faction 1 , organization 3 .
Syn.- crowd is applied to an assembly of persons or things in close proximity or densely packed together and may suggest lack of order, loss of personal identity, etc. [crowds lined the street ] ; throng specifically suggests a moving crowd of people pushing one another [throngs of celebrators at Times Square ] ; multitude stresses greatness of number in referring to persons or things assembled or considered together [ a multitude arrayed against him ] ; swarm suggests a large, continuously moving group [ a swarm of sightseers ] ; mob implies a disorderly or lawless crowd, and is an abusive term when used to describe the mass of common people; host specifically suggests a large organized body marshaled together but may be used generally of any sizable group considered collectively [ she has a host of friends ] ; horde specifically refers to a large predatory band [ a horde of office seekers ] v.
Syn. jam, squeeze, throng; see gather , pack 2 , press 1 , push 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. throng crush, flood, multitude, horde, mass, confluence, pack, press, *everybody and his brother, mob, gathering. ''The collective wisdom of individual ignorance.''—Thomas Carlyle.
2. group circle, set, clique, clan, coterie, bunch, gang, faction, crew.
throng, press, congest, cluster, mass, surge, swarm, pile, squeeze, jam, crush, huddle, squash, *squish, *stand cheek by jowl, jostle, elbow, mob.
ANT.: disperse, scatter, thin out
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. An enormous number of persons gathered together: crush, drove, flock, horde, mass, mob, multitude, press, ruck1, swarm, throng. See BIG, GROUP. 2. The common people: common (used in plural), commonality, commonalty, commoner (used in plural), hoi polloi, mass (used in plural), mob, pleb (used in plural), plebeian (used in plural), populace, public, ruck1, third estate. See OVER. 3. A group of people sharing an interest, activity, or achievement: circle, group, set2. See GROUP. 4. A particular social group: circle, clique, coterie, set2. Informal: bunch, gang. See GROUP. 5. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together: assemblage, assembly, body, company, conclave, conference, congregation, congress, convention, convocation, gathering, group, meeting, muster, troop. Informal: get-together. See COLLECT. 6. Avery large number of things grouped together: army, cloud, drove, flock, horde, host, legion, mass, mob, multitude, ruck1, score (used in plural), swarm, throng. See BIG, GROUP. II verb 1. To congregate, as around a person: flock, mob, press, throng. See COLLECT, TIGHTEN. 2. To act on with a steady pushing force: crush, press. See PUSH. 3. To fill to excess by compressing or squeezing tightly: cram, jam, load, mob, pack, stuff. Informal: jam-pack. See FULL, TIGHTEN.

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