verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
adjective Scot. and North England.
- thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura,
- throne room,
- throttle lever
Origin of throng
Examples from the Web for thronging
His presence was instantly recognized by the thronging multitudes below and around.Sketches of Aboriginal Life|V. V. Vide
The guests were thronging in a multiform, many-coloured mass, all eager for the honour of a Bower's smile.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 21|Alexander Leighton
In this improvisation, Jim interpreted his thronging emotions.The Shooting of Dan McGrew, A Novel|Marvin Dana
Dick, feeling himself dismissed, left the club, and a minute later found himself in the thronging crowd of Piccadilly.The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking
It would not be long before curious visitors would be thronging the cottage.Out of a Labyrinth|Lawrence L. Lynch
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.