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Definition 1: a group of many things in the air or on the ground - [noun denoting group]

Samples where swarm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a swarm of insects obscured the light
  • clouds of blossoms
  • it discharged a cloud of spores

Synonyms for swarm in the sense of this definition

(swarm is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(... is a kind of swarm ) a swarm of insects that attack plants

"a plague of grasshoppers"

(swarm is a member of ...) small air-breathing arthropod

Definition 2: a moving crowd - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for swarm in the sense of this definition

(swarm is a kind of ...) a large number of things or people considered together

"a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"

Definition 3: move in large numbers - [verb of motion]

Samples where swarm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • people were pouring out of the theater
  • beggars pullulated in the plaza

Synonyms for swarm in the sense of this definition

(swarm is a kind of ...) to gather together in large numbers

"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

(... is a kind of swarm ) be disgorged

"The crowds spilled out into the streets"

Definition 4: be teeming, be abuzz - [verb of stative]

Samples where swarm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The garden was swarming with bees
  • The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen
  • her mind pullulated with worries

Synonyms for swarm in the sense of this definition

(swarm is a kind of ...) be noisy with activity

"This office is buzzing with activity"

(... is a kind of swarm ) be full of

"The old cheese was crawling with maggots"

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