Teem vs Crowded - What's the difference?

teem | crowded |

As verbs the difference between teem and crowded

is that teem is to be stocked to overflowing or teem can be (archaic) to empty or teem can be (obsolete|rare) to think fit while crowded is (crowd).

As an adjective crowded is

containing too many of something; teeming.

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Etymology 1

From (etyl) , whence also team.


(en verb)
  • To be stocked to overflowing.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • his mind teeming with schemes of future deceit to cover former villainy
  • To be prolific; to abound.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=76, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Snakes and ladders , passage=Risk is everywhere. From tabloid headlines insisting that coffee causes cancer (yesterday, of course, it cured it) to stern government warnings about alcohol and driving, the world is teeming with goblins.}}
  • To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If she must teem , / Create her child of spleen.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To empty.
  • * 1913 ,
  • *:“Are you sure they’re good lodgings?” she asked.
  • *:“Yes—yes. Only—it’s a winder when you have to pour your own tea out—an’ nobody to grouse if you team it in your saucer and sup it up. It somehow takes a’ the taste out of it.”
  • To pour (especially with rain)
  • To pour, as steel, from a melting pot; to fill, as a mould, with molten metal.
  • Etymology 3

    See tame (adjective) and compare beteem.


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete, rare) To think fit.
  • Anagrams

    * meet * mete ----




    (en adjective)
  • Containing too many of something; teeming.
  • Synonyms

    * teeming * the world and his wife


  • (crowd)