- a multitude of people crowded or assembled together; crowd.
- a great number of things crowded or considered together: a throng of memories.
- Chiefly Scot. pressure, as of work.
verb (used without object)
- to assemble, collect, or go in large numbers; crowd.
verb (used with object)
- to crowd or press upon; jostle.
- to fill or occupy with or as with a crowd: He thronged the picture with stars.
- to bring or drive together into or as into a crowd, heap, or collection.
- to fill by crowding or pressing into: They thronged the small room.
adjective Scot. and North England.
- filled with people or objects; crowded.
- (of time) filled with things to do; busy.
- a great number of people or things crowded together
- to gather in or fill (a place) in large numbers; crowd
- (tr) to hem in (a person); jostle
- Yorkshire dialect (postpositive) busy
n.c.1300, probably shortened from Old English geþrang “crowd, tumult” (related to verb þringan “to push, crowd, press”), from Proto-Germanic *thrangan (cf. Old Norse þröng, Dutch drang, German Drang “crowd, throng”). v.“go in a crowd,” 1530s, from throng (n.). Related: Thronged; thronging.