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throng

[thrawng, throng] /θrɔŋ, θrɒŋ/
noun
1.
a multitude of people crowded or assembled together; crowd.
2.
a great number of things crowded or considered together:
a throng of memories.
3.
Chiefly Scot. pressure, as of work.
verb (used without object)
4.
to assemble, collect, or go in large numbers; crowd.
verb (used with object)
5.
to crowd or press upon; jostle.
6.
to fill or occupy with or as with a crowd:
He thronged the picture with stars.
7.
to bring or drive together into or as into a crowd, heap, or collection.
8.
to fill by crowding or pressing into:
They thronged the small room.
adjective, Scot. and North England
9.
filled with people or objects; crowded.
10.
(of time) filled with things to do; busy.
Origin
1000
before 1000; (noun) Middle English; Old English gethrang; cognate with Dutch drang, German Drang pressure, Old Norse thrǫng throng; (adj. and v.) Middle English; akin to the noun; compare obsolete thring to press
Related forms
interthronging, adjective
overthrong, verb
unthronged, adjective
Synonyms
1. horde, host; assemblage. See crowd1 .
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Examples for thronged
  • The place is thronged, but it's affluent, and it works.
  • Every day more angry investors thronged to one of several blogs dedicated to the scandal to pour out their rage and hatred.
  • He remembered the streets thronged with people who were torn between excitement and dread.
  • At weekends, the city's handful of famous sights is thronged with glum-looking visitors, wondering what to do next.
  • Through the years it has retained much the same appearance as when miners thronged its streets.
  • His studios were attractions in themselves and thronged with visitors.
British Dictionary definitions for thronged

throng

/θrɒŋ/
noun
1.
a great number of people or things crowded together
verb
2.
to gather in or fill (a place) in large numbers; crowd
3.
(transitive) to hem in (a person); jostle
adjective
4.
(Yorkshire, dialect) (postpositive) busy
Word Origin
Old English gethrang; related to Old Norse throng, Old High German drangōd
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Word Origin and History for thronged
throng
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 recorded 1534.
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