Definitions for: Teem

[v] move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
[v] be teeming, be abuzz; "The garden was swarming with bees"; "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her mind pullulated with worries"

Webster (1913) Definition: Teem, v. t. [Icel. t[ae]ma to empty, from t[=o]mr empty;
akin to Dan. t["o]mme to empty, Sw. t["o]mma. See Toom to
1. To pour; -- commonly followed by out; as, to teem out ale.
[Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Swift.

2. (Steel Manuf.) To pour, as steel, from a melting pot; to
fill, as a mold, with molten metal.

Teem, v. t. [See Tame, a., and cf. Beteem.]
To think fit. [Obs. or R.] --G. Gifford.

Teem, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Teemed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Teeming.] [OE. temen, AS. t[=e]man, t?man, from te['a]m.
See Team.]
1. To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a
plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply.

If she must teem, Create her child of spleen.

2. To be full, or ready to bring forth; to be stocked to
overflowing; to be prolific; to abound.

His mind teeming with schemes of future deceit to
cover former villainy. --Sir W.

The young, brimful of the hopes and feeling which
teem in our time. --F. Harrison.

Teem, v. t.
To produce; to bring forth. [R.]

That [grief] of an hour's age doth hiss the speaker;
Each minute teems a new one. --Shak.

Synonyms: pour, pullulate, pullulate, stream, swarm, swarm

See Also: abound in, buzz, crawl, crowd, crowd together, hum, pour out, pullulate with, seethe, spill out, spill over, teem in

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