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teeming Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb be teeming, be abuzz
    swarm; teem; pullulate.
    • The garden was swarming with bees
    • The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen
    • her mind pullulated with worries
  2. verb move in large numbers
    swarm; teem; stream; pour; pullulate.
    • people were pouring out of the theater
    • beggars pullulated in the plaza
  3. adjective satellite abundantly filled with especially living things
    • the Third World's teeming millions
    • the teeming boulevard

Teem"ing adjective
  1. Prolific; productive.
    Teeming buds and cheerful appear. Dryden.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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