aswarm [uh-swawrm] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. 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.

Origin of aswarm First recorded in 1880–85; a-1 + swarm1 Examples from the Web for aswarm Historical Examples of aswarm

  • A shaft of golden light, aswarm with motes, slanted in the quietness.

    The House with the Green Shutters

    George Douglas Brown

  • 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

  • British Dictionary definitions for aswarm aswarm adjective

    1. (postpositive) filled, esp with moving things; swarmingflower beds aswarm with bees

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