Definitions for Swarmswɔrm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a body of honeybees that emigrate from a hive and fly off together, accompanied by a queen, to start a new colony.
a body of bees settled together, as in a hive.
a great number of things or persons moving together.
an aggregation of free-floating or free-swimming cells or organisms.
a cluster of similar geologic phenomena or features, as a series of earthquakes of nearly equal intensity.
(v.i.)to fly off together in a swarm, as bees.
Category: Animal Behavior
to move about or along in great numbers.
to congregate or occur in large groups or multitudes.
(of a place) to abound or teem:
a beach swarming with children.
(v.t.)to swarm over or in; overrun.
* Syn: See crowd1.
Origin of swarm:
bef. 900; OE swearm, c. OHG swarm ON svarmr tumult
to climb by clasping with the legs and drawing oneself up with the hands; shin.
Origin of swarm:
1540–50; orig. uncert.
drove, horde, swarm(noun)
a moving crowd
a group of many things in the air or on the ground
"a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "clouds of blossoms"; "it discharged a cloud of spores"
teem, pullulate, swarm(verb)
be teeming, be abuzz
"The garden was swarming with bees"; "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her mind pullulated with worries"
pour, swarm, stream, teem, pullulate(verb)
move in large numbers
"people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large group of insects moving together
a swarm of bees
(of a large group) to move quickly into an area
Fans swarmed onto the field.
(of bees and other insects) to move in large groups
(of a place) to be filled with large numbers of sth
a mall swarming with shoppers
A large number of insects, especially when in motion or (for bees) migrating to a new colony.
A mass of people or animals in turmoil.
To move as a swarm.
To teem, or be overrun with insects.
To fill a place as a swarm.
To overwhelm as by an opposing army.
To climb by gripping with arms and legs.
to climb a tree, pole, or the like, by embracing it with the arms and legs alternately. See Shin
a large number or mass of small animals or insects, especially when in motion
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
hence, any great number or multitude, as of people in motion, or sometimes of inanimate objects; as, a swarm of meteorites
to collect, and depart from a hive by flight in a body; -- said of bees; as, bees swarm in warm, clear days in summer
to appear or collect in a crowd; to throng together; to congregate in a multitude
to be crowded; to be thronged with a multitude of beings in motion
to abound; to be filled (with)
to breed multitudes
to crowd or throng
Translations for Swarm
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a great number (of insects or other small creatures) moving together
a swarm of ants.
- سِرْب، عَدَد كَبيرArabic
- enxamePortuguese (BR)
- der SchwarmGerman
- sværm; flokDanish
- (abejas) enjambre, hervidero, hormigueroSpanish
- خيل حشراتFarsi
- झुण्ड दलHindi
- roj, jatoCroatian
- kelompok seranggaIndonesian
- (skordÿra)sveimur, urmull, mor, gerIcelandic
- sciame, nugoloItalian
- (곤충 등의) 많은 무리, 떼Korean
- būrys, spiečiusLithuanian
- spiets; pūznisLatvian
- rój, mrowiePolish
- خيل حشراتPersian
- دحشراتو ډلهPashto
- рой; стаяRussian
- ... kümesiTurkish
- (移動中的)一群(昆蟲)Chinese (Trad.)
- рій; зграяUkrainian
- کیڑوں کا جھنڈUrdu
- đàn, đám, bầyVietnamese
- （移动中的）一群（昆虫）Chinese (Simp.)
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