Teem

  • 1 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 teem — [ti:m] v teem down phr v [: Old English; Origin: timan, tAman] to rain very heavily ▪ It s been teeming down all day. teem with / [teem with sb/sth] phr v 1.) to be very full of people or animals, all moving about ▪ The island was teeming with… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 teem — [ tim ] verb intransitive often progressive if it is teeming or teeming down, a lot of rain is falling teem with phrasal verb transitive teem with someone/something to contain an extremely large number of people, animals, or objects that are all… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 teem — teem, *abound, swarm, overflow can all mean to be plentifully supplied (with) or to be rich (in). Though they are often interchangeable, each of these words may carry distinctive implications. Teem implies productiveness or fecundity {the rivers… …

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  • 5 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.)… …

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  • 6 teem — Ⅰ. teem [1] ► VERB (teem with) ▪ be full of or swarming with. ORIGIN Old English, «give birth to» or «be or become pregnant»; related to TEAM(Cf. ↑team). Ⅱ. teem [2] …

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  • 7 Teem — Teem, v. t. [See {Tame}, a., and cf. {Beteem}.] To think fit. [Obs. or R.] G. Gifford. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 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] …

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  • 9 teem — index propagate (increase), pullulate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 TEEM — sigla ES ingl. Trans Europe Express Merchandises, treno espresso per il trasporto merci attraverso l Europa …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 11 teem — It sometimes causes surprise that the two apparently close meanings involved here are of two distinct verbs. One, from an Old English word meaning ‘to give birth to’, means ‘to be full of or swarming with’ (as in a sea teeming with fish), and the …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 teem — [v] be abundant, full abound, bear, be crawling with, be full of, be numerous, be plentiful, be prolific, brim, bristle, burst, burst at seams*, bustle, crawl, crowd, flow, grow, jam, overflow, overrun, pack, pour, pour out, produce, prosper,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 teem — teem1 [tēm] vi. [ME temen < OE tieman, to produce, bear < base of team, progeny: see TEAM] 1. Obs. to produce offspring; bear 2. to be full, as though ready to bring forth young; abound; swarm [a river teeming with fish] teem2 [tēm] vt. [ME …

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  • 14 Teem — Infobox Beverage name = Teem type = Lemon lime abv = proof = manufacturer = PepsiCo distributor = origin = USA introduced = 1964 discontinued = 1984 (still sold in South America, Honduras, South Africa and Egypt) colour = yellow flavour = lemon… …

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  • 15 teem — es·teem·able; teem·er; teem·ful; teem·ing·ly; teem·ing·ness; es·teem; teem; teem·ful·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 16 teem — UK [tiːm] / US [tɪm] verb [intransitive, often progressive] Word forms teem : present tense I/you/we/they teem he/she/it teems present participle teeming past tense teemed past participle teemed teem or teem down if it is teeming or teeming down …

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  • 17 teem´er — teem1 «teem», intransitive verb. 1. to be full; abound; swarm: »The swamp teemed with mosquitoes. 2. to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific: »His mind teemed with large schemes (William E. H. Lecky). 3. Obsolete. to be or become pregnant; …

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  • 18 teem — teem1 teemer, n. /teem/, v.i. 1. to abound or swarm; be prolific or fertile (usually fol. by with). 2. Obs. to be or become pregnant; bring forth young. v.t. 3. Obs. to produce (offspring). [bef. 900; ME temen, OE teman, tieman to produce ( …

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  • 19 teem — v. (d; intr.) to teem with ( to be full of ) (the river was teeming with fish) * * * [tiːm] (d; intr.) to teem with (the river was teeming with fish; to be full of) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 teem — {{11}}teem (v.1) abound, swarm, O.E. teman (Mercian), tieman (W.Saxon) give birth to, produce, from P.Gmc. *taumijanan, from PIE *deuk to lead (see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n.)). Related to TEAM (Cf. team) in its now obsolete Old English sense of …

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