North and South America, though at that time uninhabited by people, teemed with huge, unfamiliar, and fierce beasts.
The year 1783 was one of Watt's most fruitful years of the dozen which may be said to have teemed with his inventions.
I love thy victorious throne, which teemed with harmonious strains.
The halls of Congress should have rung with the arguments, the newspaper press should have teemed with them.
The place just teemed with the sporadic life of an Antarctic summer.
How, for example, in a world that teemed with sin, could the governor be so keen on catching trout?
Now he gazed about streets through which teemed the new activity.
The older he grew the more he teemed and seethed and bubbled and shone—and set others shining round him—even myself.
Cab after cab rolled up over the flagstones and teemed out people and properties.
I was their constant guest and although it was a simple life it teemed with beauty and interest.
"abound, swarm," Old English teman (Mercian), tieman (West Saxon) "give birth to, produce," from Proto-Germanic *taumijanan, from PIE *deuk- "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Related to team in its now-obsolete Old English sense of "family, brood of young animals." The meaning "be fertile, abound, swarm" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Teemed; teeming.
"to flow copiously," c.1300, from Old Norse toema "to empty," from tomr "empty," cognate with Old English tom "empty." The original notion is of "to empty a vessel," thus "to pour out." Related: Teemed; teeming.