- a multitude of people crowded or assembled together; crowd.
- a great number of things crowded or considered together: a throng of memories.
- Chiefly Scot. pressure, as of work.
- to assemble, collect, or go in large numbers; crowd.
- to crowd or press upon; jostle.
- to fill or occupy with or as with a crowd: He thronged the picture with stars.
- to bring or drive together into or as into a crowd, heap, or collection.
- to fill by crowding or pressing into: They thronged the small room.
- filled with people or objects; crowded.
- (of time) filled with things to do; busy.
Origin of throng
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Examples from the Web for thronging
Rawson caught a glimpse of hundreds of other thronging figures.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
The twilight was coming down with thronging mysterious voices.Blazed Trail Stories
Stewart Edward White
Who may say what thoughts are thronging through their souls!
Wagons had come in from country places and customers were thronging about them.A Little Girl in Old Salem
Amanda Minnie Douglas
There is a rush of thronging feet as the followers of each prepare for fight.Historic Boys
Elbridge Streeter Brooks
- a great number of people or things crowded together
- to gather in or fill (a place) in large numbers; crowd
- (tr) to hem in (a person); jostle
- Yorkshire dialect (postpositive) busy
Word Origin and History for thronging
c.1300, probably shortened from Old English geþrang "crowd, tumult" (related to verb þringan "to push, crowd, press"), from Proto-Germanic *thrangan (cf. Old Norse þröng, Dutch drang, German Drang "crowd, throng").
"go in a crowd," 1530s, from throng (n.). Related: Thronged; thronging.