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 ?
Accordingly not a moment passed but the transplanted boughs I have mentioned were rifled by the throng of the fruit they certainly had never borne before.
Let the reader picture to himself now, this immense, oblong hall, illuminated by the pallid light of a January day, invaded by a motley and noisy throng which drifts along the walls, and eddies round the seven pillars, and he will have a confused idea of the whole effect of the picture, whose curious details we shall make an effort to indicate with more precision.
But, as the darkness came on, the throng momently increased; and, by the time the lamps were well lighted, two dense and continuous tides of population were rushing past the door.
Their followers pressing on behind, they were borne as on a great wave to the very doors of the gallery, whence it was impossible to retreat, even if they had been so inclined, by reason of the throng which choked up the passages.
Jurgis knew nothing of this, but went back to "Packers' Avenue," and in front of the "Central Time Station" he saw one of his companions, breathless and wild with excitement, narrating to an ever growing throng how the four had been attacked and surrounded by a howling mob, and had been nearly torn to pieces.
While he looked upon the alarming spectacle an Office broke away from the Throng and took shelter in a tomb close to where he stood, the crowd being too intent upon hammering one another to observe that the cause of their contention had departed.
Ever she avoided the throng of the blessed gods and lived in a shadowy cave, and there the Son of Cronos used to lie with the rich- tressed nymph at dead of night, while white-armed Hera lay bound in sweet sleep: and neither deathless god nor mortal man knew it.
There was a stir among the throng of officers and in the ranks of the soldiers, who moved that they might hear better what he was going to say.
A battalion of waiters slid among the throng, carrying trays of beer glasses and making change from the inexhaustible vaults of their trousers pockets.
Some of the bolder of the curious throng ventured on several evenings to stand upon the doorsteps to intercept them, or failing in this, get a nearer look at them.
On the third day, the throng had swollen to thousands; all slowly converging to one point-- the city of Somnauth.
But outsiders, you know, often see most of the game; and sitting in my arbor by the wayside, smoking my hookah of contentment and eating the sweet lotus-leaves of indolence, I can look out musingly upon the whirling throng that rolls and tumbles past me on the great high-road of life.