assembled, gathered

people coming from all directions to join the throng

among/through the throng

He made his way slowly through the throng.

in the throng

She was lost in the throng.

into the throng

He disappeared into the throng.

Throng is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑crowd
Throng is used with these nouns as the object: ↑square, ↑street

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  • Throng — Throng, n. [OE. [thorn]rong, [thorn]rang, AS. ge[thorn]rang, fr. [thorn]ringan to crowd, to press; akin to OS. thringan, D. & G. dringen, OHG. dringan, Icel. [thorn]ryngva, [thorn]r[ o]ngva, Goth. [thorn]riehan, D. & G. drang a throng, press,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throng´er — throng «thrng, throng», noun, verb, adjective. –n. 1. a crowd; great number; multitude: »The streets were filled with throngs of people (Dickens). Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, But in ourselves are triumph and defeat (Longfellow) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Throng — Throng, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Thronged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thronging}.] To crowd together; to press together into a close body, as a multitude of persons; to gather or move in multitudes. [1913 Webster] I have seen the dumb men throng to see him.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Throng — Throng, a. Thronged; crowded; also, much occupied; busy. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Bp. Sanderson. [1913 Webster] To the intent the sick . . . should not lie too throng. Robynson (More s Utopia). [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Throng — Throng, v. t. 1. To crowd, or press, as persons; to oppress or annoy with a crowd of living beings. [1913 Webster] Much people followed him, and thronged him. Mark v. 24. [1913 Webster] 2. To crowd into; to fill closely by crowding or pressing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throng — (n.) 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • throng — [thrôŋ] n. [ME < OE (ge)thrang (akin to Ger drang) < base of thringan, to press, crowd: for IE base see THRALL] 1. a great number of people gathered together; crowd 2. a crowding together of people; crowded condition 3. any great number of… …   English World dictionary

  • throng — index assemblage, collection (assembly), congregate, mass (body of persons), meet Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • throng — n *crowd, press, crush, mob, rout, horde Analogous words: *multitude, army, host, legion: assembly, congregation, gathering, collection (see under GATHER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • throng — [n] large crowd assemblage, assembly, bunch, collection, concourse, congregation, crush, drove, everybody, flock, gathering, horde, host, jam, mass, mob, multitude, pack, press, push, sellout, swarm; concepts 417,432 …   New thesaurus

  • throng — ► NOUN ▪ a large, densely packed crowd. ► VERB ▪ gather in large numbers in (a place). ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

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