filled, as by objects, organisms, etc., especially in motion; teeming (usually used predicatively):
The garden was aswarm with bees; a night sky aswarm with stars.
It was noon, and as they emerged from the dark hallway which led into the main street to the north, the sidewalks were aswarm.
The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
A shaft of golden light, aswarm with motes, slanted in the quietness.
The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
(postpositive) filled, esp with moving things; swarming: flower beds aswarm with bees
moving in a pattern or motion: dancers aswirl to the waltz music.
being in a swoon: the duchess aswoon on the couch in despair.
(especially formerly) an institution for the maintenance and care of the mentally ill, orphans, or other persons requiring specialized assistance. an inviolable refuge, as formerly for criminals and debtors; sanctuary: He sought asylum in the church. International Law. a refuge granted an alien by a sovereign state on its own territory. a temporary refuge granted […]
not . adjective not functioning in the manner of a syllable