Swarming
Swarm Swarm, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Swarmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swarming}.] 1. To collect, and depart from a hive by flight in a body; -- said of bees; as, bees swarm in warm, clear days in summer. [1913 Webster]

2. To appear or collect in a crowd; to throng together; to congregate in a multitude. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. To be crowded; to be thronged with a multitude of beings in motion. [1913 Webster]

Every place swarms with soldiers. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. To abound; to be filled (with). --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

5. To breed multitudes. [1913 Webster]

Not so thick swarmed once the soil Bedropped with blood of Gorgon. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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