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noun, plural: swarms

(1) A large number of insects or small organisms, particularly when they are in motion.

(2) A group of bees with a queen bee migrating to establish a new colony.

(3) A mass of people or animals especially when in turmoil.


(1) To move as a swarm.

(2) To be overrun or thronged with multitude of organisms in motion, e.g. insects.

(3) To breed.

(4) To climb e.g. a tree or pole by gripping with arms and legs.


Word origin: Old English swearm

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