What does swarm mean?

Definitions for swarm
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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"

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  2. Swarm(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  4. Swarm(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  6. Swarm(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  7. Swarm(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  8. Swarm(verb)

    to abound; to be filled (with)

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  9. Swarm(verb)

    to breed multitudes

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  10. Swarm(verb)

    to crowd or throng

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swarm

    swawrm, n. a body of humming or buzzing insects: a cluster of insects, esp. of bee: a great number: throng.—v.i. to gather as bees: to appear in a crowd: to throng: to abound: to breed multitudes.—v.t. to cause to breed in swarms. [A.S. swearm; Ger. schwarm; from the same root as Ger. schwirren.]

  2. Swarm

    swawrm, v.i. to climb a tree by scrambling up by means of arms and legs (with up).

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swarm in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swarm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of swarm in a Sentence

  1. Mica Endsley:

    It is built on the biological concept of say a swarm of bees, for example, where you can see a lot of them fly as a group but they do not run into each other. They manage some type of coordinated activity between them in order to be able to navigate successfully.

  2. Mark Krikorian:

    It's not as though [Wolf] is going to go down and rip up the fence and let people swarm in, he isn't going to have a fire in his belly for carrying out the president's agenda.

  3. Li Zhang:

    The high reconfigurability is a key discovery, the nanobot swarm can be operated in a controlled fashion with a high speed, which has never been reported before.

  4. Mark Kaigwa:

    You have a swarm of developers who are looking at business-to-consumer apps but with no roadmap.

  5. Jeff Smith:

    Aziz is highly critical of the Pakistani government but Islamabad knows he commands a sizable following and claim they have no legal grounds to arrest or convict him. Ultimately, they’ve decided it’s best to avoid stirring the hornet’s nest, even if means quietly allowing the swarm to proliferate, ideally, Pakistan would pass legislation or criminal justice reforms outlawing the type of hate speech espoused by Aziz and his ilk, and then deal with them through the appropriate legal mechanisms.

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