What does swarm mean?

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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. 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.

  2. Christian Yates:

    If we can somehow increase the external noise that these locusts are experiencing then we might be able to break up the swarm, isolate the individuals, and deprive them of the benefits of being in a swarm.

  3. Graz Professor Thomas Schmikl:

    For robotics, and for swarm robotics in particular, there is the problem that almost all robot swarms work in clean, artificial areas – such as factories, pools, tanks, etc. – and robots that work in open nature (or within human society) are usually very short-running, expensive and mostly operating alone.

  4. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee.

  5. Danielle Hecker:

    We've just been cutting people's trees down in their yard because the insurance isn't going to cover that and we've been taking care of that and we've been going through like a swarm of locusts taking all these trees down.

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