verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
adjective Scot. and North England.
Origin of throng
Synonyms for throng
Related Words for throngingswarm, jostle, load, lade, throng, crowd, bind, stuff, pile, cram, squeeze, rush, drain, stream, spill, spew, flow, flood, cascade, splash
Examples from the Web for thronging
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for throng
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.