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  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.
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Origin of aswarm

First recorded in 1880–85; a-1 + swarm1
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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.

British Dictionary definitions for aswarm


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