a body of honeybees that emigrate from a hive and fly off together, accompanied by a queen, to start a new colony.
a body of bees settled together, as in a hive.
a great number of things or persons, especially in motion.
Biology. a group or aggregation of free-floating or free-swimming cells or organisms.
Geology. a cluster of earthquakes or other geologic phenomena or features.
verb (used without object)
to fly off together in a swarm, as bees.
to move about, along, forth, etc., in great numbers, as things or persons.
to congregate, hover, or occur in groups or multitudes; be exceedingly numerous, as in a place or area.
(of a place) to be thronged or overrun; abound or teem:
The beach swarms with children on summer weekends.
Biology. to move or swim about in a swarm.
verb (used with object)
to swarm about, over, or in; throng; overrun.
to produce a swarm of.
verb (used with or without object)
to climb by clasping with the legs and hands or arms and drawing oneself up; shin.
a group of social insects, esp bees led by a queen, that has left the parent hive in order to start a new colony
a large mass of small animals, esp insects
a throng or mass, esp when moving or in turmoil
(intransitive) (of small animals, esp bees) to move in or form a swarm
(intransitive) to congregate, move about or proceed in large numbers
when intr, often foll by with. to overrun or be overrun (with): the house swarmed with rats
(transitive) to cause to swarm
when intr, usually foll by up. to climb (a ladder, etc) by gripping with the hands and feet: the boys swarmed up the rigging
noun, Mycology. 1. the amebalike germinated spore cell of myxomycetes. noun 1. another name for zoospore
- Swarm intelligence
noun 1. the collective behaviour of a group of animals, esp social insects such as ants, bees, and termites, that are each following very basic rules 2. an artificial-intelligence approach to problem solving using algorithms based on the self-organized collective behaviour of social insects
adjective 1. swarthy. noun 1. Charles Robberts [rob-erts] /ˈrɒb ərts/ (Show IPA), 1894–1982, South African statesman: president 1961–67. adjective 1. (archaic or dialect) swarthy
adjective 1. swarthy. adjective 1. (archaic or dialect) swarthy