Throng
Throng Throng, v. t. 1. To crowd, or press, as persons; to oppress or annoy with a crowd of living beings. [1913 Webster]

Much people followed him, and thronged him. --Mark v. 24. [1913 Webster]

2. To crowd into; to fill closely by crowding or pressing into, as a hall or a street. --Shak. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • Throng — Throng, n. [OE. [thorn]rong, [thorn]rang, AS. ge[thorn]rang, fr. [thorn]ringan to crowd, to press; akin to OS. thringan, D. & G. dringen, OHG. dringan, Icel. [thorn]ryngva, [thorn]r[ o]ngva, Goth. [thorn]riehan, D. & G. drang a throng, press,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Throng — Throng, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Thronged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thronging}.] To crowd together; to press together into a close body, as a multitude of persons; to gather or move in multitudes. [1913 Webster] I have seen the dumb men throng to see him.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Throng — Throng, a. Thronged; crowded; also, much occupied; busy. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Bp. Sanderson. [1913 Webster] To the intent the sick . . . should not lie too throng. Robynson (More s Utopia). [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throng — (n.) c.1300, probably shortened from O.E. geþrang crowd, tumult (related to verb þringan to push, crowd, press ), from P.Gmc. *thrangan (Cf. O.N. þröng, Du. drang, Ger. Drang crowd, throng ). The verb, in the sense of go in a crowd, is first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • throng — [thrôŋ] n. [ME < OE (ge)thrang (akin to Ger drang) < base of thringan, to press, crowd: for IE base see THRALL] 1. a great number of people gathered together; crowd 2. a crowding together of people; crowded condition 3. any great number of… …   English World dictionary

  • throng — index assemblage, collection (assembly), congregate, mass (body of persons), meet Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • throng — n *crowd, press, crush, mob, rout, horde Analogous words: *multitude, army, host, legion: assembly, congregation, gathering, collection (see under GATHER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • throng — [n] large crowd assemblage, assembly, bunch, collection, concourse, congregation, crush, drove, everybody, flock, gathering, horde, host, jam, mass, mob, multitude, pack, press, push, sellout, swarm; concepts 417,432 …   New thesaurus

  • throng — ► NOUN ▪ a large, densely packed crowd. ► VERB ▪ gather in large numbers in (a place). ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • throng — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ assembled, gathered VERB + THRONG ▪ join ▪ people coming from all directions to join the throng PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

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