verb (used without object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sod·den or sod; seeth·ing.
verb (used with object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sod·den or sod; seeth·ing.
Origin of seethe
Related Words for seethefume, smolder, simmer, bristle, flare, boil, foam, froth, rage, burn, flip, stew, storm, ferment, spark
Examples from the Web for seethe
Historical Examples of seethe
The great Leviathan that maketh the seas to seethe like boiling pan.Moby Dick; or The Whale
I tried to control myself, but the seethe of rage almost choked me.Frenzied Finance
Thomas W. Lawson
It was "Thou shalt not seethe the kid in its mother's milk."
And similarly, Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mothers milk.Faces in the Fire
Frank W. Boreham
And the crowd, bereft of baccy, soon will almost cease to "seethe."
Word Origin for seethe
Old English seoþan "to boil," also figuratively, "be troubled in mind, brood" (class II strong verb; past tense seaþ, past participle soden), from Proto-Germanic *seuthan (cf. Old Norse sjoða, Old Frisian siatha, Dutch zieden, Old High German siodan, German sieden "to seethe"), from PIE root *seut- "to seethe, boil."
Driven out of its literal meaning by boil (v.); it survives largely in metaphoric extensions. Figurative use, of persons or populations, "to be in a state of inward agitation" is recorded from 1580s (implied in seething). It had wider figurative uses in Old English, e.g. "to try by fire, to afflict with cares." Now conjugated as a weak verb, and past participle sodden (q.v.) is no longer felt as connected.