throng


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throng

 (thrông, thrŏng)
n.
1. A large group of people gathered or crowded closely together; a multitude. See Synonyms at crowd1.
2. A large group of things; a host.
v. thronged, throng·ing, throngs
v.tr.
1. To crowd into; fill: commuters thronging the subway platform.
2. To press against in large numbers: The fans thronged the rock star.
v.intr.
To gather, press, or move in a throng.

[Middle English, from Old English gethrang.]

throng

(θrɒŋ)
n
a great number of people or things crowded together
vb
1. to gather in or fill (a place) in large numbers; crowd
2. (tr) to hem in (a person); jostle
adj
dialect (postpositive) Yorkshire busy
[Old English gethrang; related to Old Norse throng, Old High German drangōd]

throng

(θrɔŋ, θrɒŋ)

n.
1. a multitude of people crowded together.
2. a great number of things crowded or considered together.
3. Scot. pressure, as of work.
v.i.
4. to assemble in large numbers; crowd.
v.t.
5. to crowd or press upon; jostle.
6. to fill or occupy with or as if with a crowd.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English gethrang, c. Middle Low German, Middle High German gedrang pressure]
syn: See crowd1.

Throng(s)

 a large number of persons or things that are crowded and jostled together. See also multitude.
Examples: throng of business, 1730; of work, 1707; throngs of gentle dreams, 1760; of thoughts, 1602.

throng


Past participle: thronged
Gerund: thronging

Imperative
throng
throng
Present
I throng
you throng
he/she/it throngs
we throng
you throng
they throng
Preterite
I thronged
you thronged
he/she/it thronged
we thronged
you thronged
they thronged
Present Continuous
I am thronging
you are thronging
he/she/it is thronging
we are thronging
you are thronging
they are thronging
Present Perfect
I have thronged
you have thronged
he/she/it has thronged
we have thronged
you have thronged
they have thronged
Past Continuous
I was thronging
you were thronging
he/she/it was thronging
we were thronging
you were thronging
they were thronging
Past Perfect
I had thronged
you had thronged
he/she/it had thronged
we had thronged
you had thronged
they had thronged
Future
I will throng
you will throng
he/she/it will throng
we will throng
you will throng
they will throng
Future Perfect
I will have thronged
you will have thronged
he/she/it will have thronged
we will have thronged
you will have thronged
they will have thronged
Future Continuous
I will be thronging
you will be thronging
he/she/it will be thronging
we will be thronging
you will be thronging
they will be thronging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been thronging
you have been thronging
he/she/it has been thronging
we have been thronging
you have been thronging
they have been thronging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been thronging
you will have been thronging
he/she/it will have been thronging
we will have been thronging
you will have been thronging
they will have been thronging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been thronging
you had been thronging
he/she/it had been thronging
we had been thronging
you had been thronging
they had been thronging
Conditional
I would throng
you would throng
he/she/it would throng
we would throng
you would throng
they would throng
Past Conditional
I would have thronged
you would have thronged
he/she/it would have thronged
we would have thronged
you would have thronged
they would have thronged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.throng - a large gathering of peoplethrong - a large gathering of people    
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
hive - a teeming multitude
horde, host, legion - a vast multitude
ruck, herd - a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things; "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the children resembled a fairy herd"
Verb1.throng - press tightly together or cramthrong - press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"
crowd together, crowd - to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

throng

noun
1. crowd, mob, horde, press, host, pack, mass, crush, jam, congregation, swarm, multitude, concourse, assemblage An official pushed through the throng.
verb
2. pack, fill, crowd, press, jam They throng the beaches in July and August.
3. rush, pour, stream, press, flow The crowds thronged into the mall.

throng

noun
1. An enormous number of persons gathered together:
2. A very large number of things grouped together:
verb
1. To congregate, as around a person:
2. To come or go in large numbers:
Translations
حَشْد من الناسيَحْتَشِد
cpát sedavucpat
fyldemængde
ahtautuaihmisjoukkojoukkolaumatungeksia
òröng, fólksòvagaòyrpast í, fylla
drūzmadrūzmētiespārpludinātpūlis

throng

[θrɒŋ]
A. Nmultitud f, muchedumbre f
great throngs of touristsmultitudes fpl de turistas
B. VTatestar
the streets are thronged with touristslas calles están atestadas de turistas
C. VI the schoolchildren came thronging inlos escolares entraron en tropel
to throng round sbapiñarse en torno a algn
to throng to hear sbvenir en tropel or en masa a escuchar a algn

throng

[ˈθrɒŋ]
nfoule f
vtprendre d'assaut
The street was thronged with shoppers → La rue était prise d'assaut par les chalands.
vi
to throng into sth → se presser dans qch
to throng around sb → se presser autour de qn

throng

n (of people)Scharen pl, → Menschenmenge f; (of angels)Heerschar f
visich drängen; to throng round somebody/somethingsich um jdn/etw drängen or scharen; to throng toward(s) somebody/somethingsich zu jdm/etw drängen, zu jdm/etw strömen
vtbelagern; people thronged the streetsdie Menschen drängten sich in den Straßen; to be thronged withwimmeln von or mit

throng

[θrɒŋ]
1. nmoltitudine f
2. vtaffollare
3. viaffollarsi

throng

(θroŋ) noun
a crowd. Throngs of people gathered to see the queen.
verb
to crowd or fill. People thronged the streets to see the president.
References in classic literature ?
Gondola after gondola swept up to the marble steps, and left its lovely load to swell the brilliant throng that filled the stately halls of Count Adelon.
Alice clung to the arm of her sister, and together they left the parade, accompanied by the moving throng that surrounded them.
Amid the disorder of such various ruin, it is not strange that a man of inconsiderable note, like Maule, should have trodden the martyr's path to the hill of execution almost unremarked in the throng of his fellow sufferers.
A throng of bearded men, in sad-coloured garments and grey steeple-crowned hats, inter-mixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes.
Local tales and superstitions thrive best in these sheltered, long settled retreats; but are trampled under foot by the shifting throng that forms the population of most of our country places.
This was unfortunate, for already there was a throng before the door.
About eleven o'clock the next day, a mixed throng was gathered around the court-house steps,--smoking, chewing, spitting, swearing, and conversing, according to their respective tastes and turns,--waiting for the auction to commence.
It was one anchorite's pride to lie naked in the mud and let the insects bite him and blister him unmolested; it was another's to lean against a rock, all day long, conspicuous to the admiration of the throng of pilgrims and pray; it was another's to go naked and crawl around on all fours; it was another's to drag about with him, year in and year out, eighty pounds of iron; it was another's to never lie down when he slept, but to stand among the thorn-bushes and snore when there were pilgrims around to look; a woman, who had the white hair of age, and no other apparel, was black from crown to heel with forty-seven years of holy abstinence from water.
Louis at four in the afternoon, and she stood on the lower guard abaft the paddle box and watched Tom through a blur of tears until he melted into the throng of people and disappeared; then she looked no more, but sat there on a coil of cable crying till far into the night.
They'll read and sing a sacred song, And make a prayer both loud and long, And teach the right and do the wrong, Hailing the brother, sister throng, With words of heavenly union.
Discipline prevailed: in five minutes the confused throng was resolved into order, and comparative silence quelled the Babel clamour of tongues.
Now, as he fled round and round, Umslopogaas had seen the face of Galazi, his brother, in the throng, and knew that he hungered to share the fight.