What does swarm mean?

Definitions for swarm
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drove, horde, swarmnoun

    a moving crowd

  2. swarm, cloudverb

    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, swarmverb

    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, pullulateverb

    move in large numbers

    "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"

Wiktionary

  1. swarmnoun

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

  2. swarmnoun

    A mass of people or animals in turmoil.

  3. swarmverb

    To move as a swarm.

  4. swarmverb

    To teem, or be overrun with insects.

  5. swarmverb

    To fill a place as a swarm.

  6. swarmverb

    To overwhelm as by an opposing army.

  7. swarmverb

    To climb by gripping with arms and legs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swarmverb

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  2. Swarmnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  3. Swarmnoun

    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. Swarmnoun

    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. Swarmverb

    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. Swarmverb

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  7. Swarmverb

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  8. Swarmverb

    to abound; to be filled (with)

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  9. Swarmverb

    to breed multitudes

    Etymology: [Cf. Swerve.]

  10. Swarmverb

    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. Cynthia Martin:

    Thank you so much for your help, my first swarm that I actually captured!

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The reality is that literally no one cares to know as what anyone says or shares on social media sphere unless sees own profit or enjoyment out of it; but if the post is from a billionaire or big chair holder person then a plethora of boot-lickers & job/business opportunity-seekers come from everywhere to Like & comment on it. And when a woman uploads damn anything, a lot of philanderers swarm in as shameless supporters.

  4. Victor Sedinger:

    Termites swarm in the spring, if there’s a bunch of winged insects flying out of a hole in the woodwork, that’s probably termites. Call a licensed professional pest control company. You’ll save money and trouble in the long run.

  5. 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.

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    the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    • A. abandon
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