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Synonyms for swarm
swɔrm

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swarm

    Group is the general word for any gathering of a small number of objects, whether of persons, animals, or inanimate things. The individuals in a brood or litter are related to each other; those in the other groups may not be. Brood is used chiefly of fowls and birds, litter of certain quadrupeds which bring forth many young at a birth; we speak of a brood of chickens, a litter of puppies; brood is sometimes applied to a family of young children. Bevy is used of birds, and figuratively of any bright and lively group of women or children, but rarely of men. Flock is applied to birds and to some of the smaller animals; herd is confined to the larger animals; we speak of a bevy of quail, a covey of partridges, a flock of blackbirds, or a flock of sheep, a herd of cattle, horses, buffaloes, or elephants, a pack of wolves, a pack of hounds, a swarm of bees. A collection of animals driven or gathered for driving is called a drove.

    Synonyms:
    bevy, brood, covey, drove, flock, group, hatch, herd, litter, lot, pack, set

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swarm

    Synonyms:
    multitude, crowd, throng, cluster, host, mass, press, posse, bevy, flock, troop, drove, herd, horde, crew, gang, shoal, army, host, regiment, myriad, inundation

    Antonyms:
    paucity, sprinkling, scantling, rarity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drove, horde, swarmnoun

    a moving crowd

    Synonyms:
    legion, cloud, drove chisel, horde, drove, host

  2. swarm, cloudverb

    a group of many things in the air or on the ground

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

    Synonyms:
    drove, cloud, horde

  3. teem, pullulate, swarmverb

    be teeming, be abuzz

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

    Synonyms:
    teem, spud, sprout, pullulate, pour, germinate, bourgeon, shoot, burgeon forth, stream

  4. pour, swarm, stream, teem, pullulateverb

    move in large numbers

    "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"

    Synonyms:
    pelt, burgeon forth, bourgeon, teem, shoot, pour, rain buckets, spud, stream, decant, pour out, germinate, sprout, rain cats and dogs, pullulate, well out

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swarmnoun

    Synonyms:
    multitude (especially of winged insects), crowd, throng, concourse

  2. swarmverb

    Synonyms:
    crowd, throng, gather in a swarm

  3. swarmverb

    Synonyms:
    be crowded, be thronged, be filled

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swarmverb

    Synonyms:
    teem

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "swarm":

    hive, cloud

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How to use swarm in a sentence?

  1. Victor Sedinger:

    Termites swarm in the spring, if there’s a bunch of winged insects flying out of a hole in the woodwork, that’s probably termites. Call a licensed professional pest control company. You’ll save money and trouble in the long run.

  2. Jeff Smith:

    Aziz is highly critical of the Pakistani government but Islamabad knows he commands a sizable following and claim they have no legal grounds to arrest or convict him. Ultimately, they’ve decided it’s best to avoid stirring the hornet’s nest, even if means quietly allowing the swarm to proliferate, ideally, Pakistan would pass legislation or criminal justice reforms outlawing the type of hate speech espoused by Aziz and his ilk, and then deal with them through the appropriate legal mechanisms.

  3. Danielle Hecker:

    We've just been cutting people's trees down in their yard because the insurance isn't going to cover that and we've been taking care of that and we've been going through like a swarm of locusts taking all these trees down.

  4. Li Zhang:

    The high reconfigurability is a key discovery, the nanobot swarm can be operated in a controlled fashion with a high speed, which has never been reported before.

  5. Graz Professor Thomas Schmikl:

    For robotics, and for swarm robotics in particular, there is the problem that almost all robot swarms work in clean, artificial areas – such as factories, pools, tanks, etc. – and robots that work in open nature (or within human society) are usually very short-running, expensive and mostly operating alone.

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