(third-person singular simple present throngs, present participle thronging, simple past and past participle thronged)
- To crowd into a place, especially to fill it.
- (intransitive) To congregate.
- To crowd or press, as persons; to oppress or annoy with a crowd of living beings.
(comparative more throng, superlative most throng)
- (Scotland, Northern England, dialect) Filled with persons or objects; crowded.
From Middle English, from Old English Ã¾rang, Ä¡eÃ¾rang (“crowd, press, tumult"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾rangwÄ…, *Ã¾rangwÅ (“throng"), *Ã¾rangwaz (“push, drive"), from Proto-Indo-European *trenk(w)- (“to beat, hew, press"). Cognate with Dutch drang (“urge, push, impulse"), German Drang (“urge, drive, impulse"), Danish trang (“urge"), Norwegian trong (“need"), Icelandic Ã¾rÃ¶ng (“narrow, tightly pressed, crowd, throng") and Swedish trÃ¥ng (“tight, narrow"). Probably related to Albanian drojÃ« (“fear, fear of the crowd") and to drang (“huge rod, pole, oar"). More at thring.