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Swarm Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a group of many insects; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "a cloud of butterflies"
  • a moving crowd
  • move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
  • be teeming, be abuzz; "The garden was swarming with bees"; "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her mind pullulated with worries"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a moving crowd ,
  • a group of many insects; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "a cloud of butterflies"

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Swarm Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A swarm is a big group of animals. The term is usually used for insects, but other animals such fish and birds can make a swarm also. A good example of animals that swarm are locusts. Mammals do not build swarms, but herds.



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'Swarm' example sentence in quotations


* What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

* Just as bees will swarm about to protect their nest, so will I 'swarm about' to protect my nest of chocolate eggs. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts


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Swarm Sample Sentences in News


  • Earthquake swarm: Why 600 mini-quakes hit Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (+video)
    Earthquake swarm: Hundreds of small earthquakes over two days near Mammoth Lakes do not appear to be a precursor to a big quake or a volcanic eruption. Read more on this news related to 'Swarm'
  • Cass Goldner, Hannah Swarm storm back for Naperville Central
    Naperville Central’s doubles team of Cass Goldner and Hannah Swarm continued quite a comeback story Thursday, advancing to the fourth round of the state tennis meet in the north suburbs. Read more on this news related to 'Swarm'
  • Earthquake swarm: What caused hundreds of mini-quakes?
    An earthquake swarm hit Mammoth Lakes late last week, with more than 600 earthquakes hitting the region within 24 hours. The earthquake swarm is not connected to volcanic activity, scientists say. Read more on this news related to 'Swarm'

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