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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

swarm*swɔrm(n.)

  1. a body of honeybees that emigrate from a hive and fly off together, accompanied by a queen, to start a new colony.

    Category: Entomology

  2. a body of bees settled together, as in a hive.

    Category: Entomology

  3. a great number of things or persons moving together.

  4. an aggregation of free-floating or free-swimming cells or organisms.

    Category: Microbiology

  5. a cluster of similar geologic phenomena or features, as a series of earthquakes of nearly equal intensity.

    Category: Geology

  6. (v.i.)to fly off together in a swarm, as bees.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  7. to move about or along in great numbers.

  8. to congregate or occur in large groups or multitudes.

  9. (of a place) to abound or teem:

    a beach swarming with children.

  10. (v.t.)to swarm over or in; overrun.

* Syn: See crowd1.

Origin of swarm:

bef. 900; OE swearm, c. OHG swarm ON svarmr tumult

swarm′er(n.)

swarmswɔrm(v.t.; v.i.)

  1. to climb by clasping with the legs and drawing oneself up with the hands; shin.

Origin of swarm:

1540–50; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drove, horde, swarm(noun)

    a moving crowd

  2. swarm, cloud(verb)

    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"

  3. 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"

  4. 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

  1. swarm(noun)ɔrm

    a large group of insects moving together

    a swarm of bees

  2. swarm(verb)ɔrm

    (of a large group) to move quickly into an area

    Fans swarmed onto the field.

  3. swarmɔrm

    (of bees and other insects) to move in large groups

  4. swarmɔrm

    (of a place) to be filled with large numbers of sth

    a mall swarming with shoppers

Wiktionary

  1. swarm(Noun)

    A large number of insects, especially when in motion or (for bees) migrating to a new colony.

  2. swarm(Noun)

    A mass of people or animals in turmoil.

  3. swarm(Verb)

    To move as a swarm.

  4. swarm(Verb)

    To teem, or be overrun with insects.

  5. swarm(Verb)

    To fill a place as a swarm.

  6. swarm(Verb)

    To overwhelm as by an opposing army.

  7. swarm(Verb)

    To climb by gripping with arms and legs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swarm(verb)

    to climb a tree, pole, or the like, by embracing it with the arms and legs alternately. See Shin

  2. Swarm(noun)

    a large number or mass of small animals or insects, especially when in motion

  3. Swarm(noun)

    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

  4. Swarm(noun)

    hence, any great number or multitude, as of people in motion, or sometimes of inanimate objects; as, a swarm of meteorites

  5. Swarm(verb)

    to collect, and depart from a hive by flight in a body; -- said of bees; as, bees swarm in warm, clear days in summer

  6. Swarm(verb)

    to appear or collect in a crowd; to throng together; to congregate in a multitude

  7. Swarm(verb)

    to be crowded; to be thronged with a multitude of beings in motion

  8. Swarm(verb)

    to abound; to be filled (with)

  9. Swarm(verb)

    to breed multitudes

  10. Swarm(verb)

    to crowd or throng


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

swarm(noun)

a great number (of insects or other small creatures) moving together

a swarm of ants.

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