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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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* 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


  • 'Crazy' bikers swarm police, post video
    Bikers go wild while police give chase. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on recklessness that will give you road rage. Read more on this news related to 'Swarm'
  • Earthquake swarm in remote Nevada region intensifies
    (Reuters) - An earthquake swarm that started rocking a secluded region in northwest Nevada this summer intensified over the past week, geology officials said on Wednesday. The swarm, centered just off the state's northwest border some 40 miles (65 km) southeast of Lakeview, Oregon, started July 12 and is being caused by stretching of the Earth's crust, sai Read more on this news related to 'Swarm'
  • As the Earth's crust stretches, swarm of earthquakes tickles remote Nevada desert
    Scientists say a swarm of earthquakes since July in the remote desert linking Oregon, California and Nevada can be traced to the constant stretching of the Earth's crust. Read more on this news related to 'Swarm'

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