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Definition of Swarm


  1. To climb a tree, pole, or the like, by embracing it with the arms and legs alternately. See Shin.
  2. A large number or mass of small animals or insects, especially when in motion.
  3. 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. Hence, any great number or multitude, as of people in motion, or sometimes of inanimate objects; as, a swarm of meteorites.
  5. 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. To appear or collect in a crowd; to throng together; to congregate in a multitude.
  7. To be crowded; to be thronged with a multitude of beings in motion.
  8. To abound; to be filled (with).
  9. To breed multitudes.
  10. To crowd or throng.

Swarm Translations

swarm in Afrikaans is swerm
swarm in Dutch is krioelen, wemelen, wriemelen, krielen
swarm in French is grouiller, essaim, fourmiller
swarm in German is wimmeln, Schwarm, Schwarm
swarm in Spanish is enjambre