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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  appear  or  collect  in  a  crowd;  to  throng  together;  to 
  congregate  in  a  multitude.  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  To  be  crowded;  to  be  thronged  with  a  multitude  of  beings 
  in  motion. 
 
  Every  place  swarms  with  soldiers.  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  To  abound;  to  be  filled  (with).  --Atterbury. 
 
  5.  To  breed  multitudes. 
 
  Not  so  thick  swarmed  once  the  soil  Bedropped  with 
  blood  of  Gorgon.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  swarming 
  adj  1:  abundantly  filled  with  especially  living  things  "the  Third 
  World's  teeming  millions";  "the  teeming  boulevard"; 
  "harried  by  swarming  rats"  [syn:  {teeming}] 
  2:  (of  birds  and  animals)  tending  to  move  or  live  together  in 
  groups  or  colonies  of  the  same  kind  "ants  are  social 
  insects";  "the  herding  instinct  in  sheep  or  cattle"; 
  "swarming  behavior  in  bees"  [syn:  {herding(a)},  {swarming(a)}, 
  {social}] 
  3:  filled  by  being  spread  over  sometimes  used  in  combination; 
  "the  foe-swarming  field" 




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