Search Result for "swarm":
1. a moving crowd;
[syn: drove, horde, swarm]
2. a group of many things in the air or on the ground;
- Example: "a swarm of insects obscured the light"
- Example: "clouds of blossoms"
- Example: "it discharged a cloud of spores"
[syn: swarm, cloud]
1. be teeming, be abuzz;
- Example: "The garden was swarming with bees"
- Example: "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"
- Example: "her mind pullulated with worries"
[syn: teem, pullulate, swarm]
2. move in large numbers;
- Example: "people were pouring out of the theater"
- Example: "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
[syn: pour, swarm, stream, teem, pullulate]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Swarm \Swarm\, n. [OE. swarm, AS. swearm; akin to D. zwerm, G. schwarm, OHG. swaram, Icel. svarmr a tumult, Sw. sv[aum]rm a swarm, Dan. svaerm, and G. schwirren to whiz, to buzz, Skr. svar to sound, and perhaps to E. swear. [root]177. Cf. Swerve, Swirl.] 1. A large number or mass of small animals or insects, especially when in motion. "A deadly swarm of hornets." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, a great number of honeybees which emigrate from a hive at once, and seek new lodgings under the direction of a queen; a like body of bees settled permanently in a hive. "A swarm of bees." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, any great number or multitude, as of people in motion, or sometimes of inanimate objects; as, a swarm of meteorites. [1913 Webster] Those prodigious swarms that had settled themselves in every part of it [Italy]. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Syn: Multitude; crowd; throng. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Swarm \Swarm\, v. i. [Cf. Swerve.] To climb a tree, pole, or the like, by embracing it with the arms and legs alternately. See Shin. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] At the top was placed a piece of money, as a prize for those who could swarm up and seize it. --W. Coxe. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Swarm \Swarm\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swarmed; p. pr. & vb. n. Swarming.] 1. To collect, and depart from a hive by flight in a body; -- said of bees; as, bees swarm in warm, clear days in summer. [1913 Webster] 2. To appear or collect in a crowd; to throng together; to congregate in a multitude. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. To be crowded; to be thronged with a multitude of beings in motion. [1913 Webster] Every place swarms with soldiers. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 4. To abound; to be filled (with). --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] 5. To breed multitudes. [1913 Webster] Not so thick swarmed once the soil Bedropped with blood of Gorgon. --Milton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Swarm \Swarm\, v. t. To crowd or throng. --Fanshawe. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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