dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


6 definitions found
 for teem
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Teem \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
     empty.]
     1. To pour; -- commonly followed by out; as, to teem out ale.
        [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Swift.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Steel Manuf.) To pour, as steel, from a melting pot; to
        fill, as a mold, with molten metal.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Teem \Teem\, v. t. [See Tame, a., and cf. Beteem.]
     To think fit. [Obs. or R.] --G. Gifford.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Teem \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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              If she must teem,
              Create her child of spleen.           --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To be full, or ready to bring forth; to be stocked to
        overflowing; to be prolific; to abound.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              His mind teeming with schemes of future deceit to
              cover former villainy.                --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The young, brimful of the hopes and feeling which
              teem in our time.                     --F. Harrison.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Teem \Teem\, v. t.
     To produce; to bring forth. [R.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           That [grief] of an hour's age doth hiss the speaker;
           Each minute teems a new one.             --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  teem
      v 1: be teeming, be abuzz; "The garden was swarming with bees";
           "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her mind
           pullulated with worries" [syn: teem, pullulate,
           swarm]
      2: move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the
         theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza" [syn: pour,
         swarm, stream, teem, pullulate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "teem":
     abound, abound with, be alive with, be fruitful, be productive,
     beget, bespread, bristle, bristle with, burst with, bustle,
     clutter, cram, crawl, crawl with, creep with, crowd, diffuse,
     drench, engender, extend throughout, exuberate, fill, flood, flow,
     fructify, gush, honeycomb, imbue, jam, know no bounds, lash,
     leave no void, leaven, luxuriate, multiply, occupy, overabound,
     overbrim, overflow, overflow with, overgrow, overrun, overspill,
     overspread, overswarm, pack, penetrate, permeate, pervade, pour,
     proliferate, pullulate, pullulate with, rain, reproduce, run over,
     run riot, run through, shower, spill over, stream, suffuse,
     superabound, swarm, swarm with, teem with, throng with,
     transfuse
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229