Synonyms for swarm

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : swawrm
Phonetic Transcription : swɔrm

Top 10 synonyms for swarm Other synonyms for the word swarm

Définition of swarm

Origin :
  • "cloud of bees or other insects," Old English swearm, from Proto-Germanic *swarmaz (cf. Old Saxon, Middle Low German swarm, Swedish svärm, Middle Dutch swerm, Old High German swarm, German Schwarm "swarm;" Old Norse svarmr "tumult"), usually derived from PIE imitative root *swer- (2) "to buzz, whisper" (see susurration) on notion of humming sound. But OED suggests possible connection with base of swerve and ground sense of "agitated, confused, or deflected motion."
  • noun large, moving group
  • verb move forward as a group
Example sentences :
  • The moment a report of a gun is heard they'll swarm up to this room and get you.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • A swarm surrounded the drug store, the glass door of which stood open.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • And springing up, he ran to the bowsprit and began to swarm along it.
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard
  • But the sprinkling was a swarm in the Twickenham cottage, and filled it.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • A swarm of airships came into view, swirling in savage fight.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 » by Various
  • The swift fakes struck at her eyes and ears like a swarm of vicious flies.
  • Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
  • Every swarm of meteors in the solar system was carefully plotted.
  • Extract from : « Pirates of the Gorm » by Nat Schachner
  • They're going to swarm in over when the enemy makes his first crack.
  • Extract from : « Two Thousand Miles Below » by Charles Willard Diffin
  • I have got away from the wasp's nest only to tumble into the middle of the swarm!
  • Extract from : « A Nest of Spies » by Pierre Souvestre
  • He rode off down the hill, surrounded by a swarm of fugitives, and vanished from their sight.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for swarm

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