Swarm vs Populate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between swarm and populate
is that swarm
) to move as a swarm
is to supply with inhabitants; to people.
As a noun swarm
is a large number of insects, especially when in motion or (for bees) migrating to a new colony.
As an adjective populate is
A large number of insects, especially when in motion or (for bees) migrating to a new colony.
A mass of people, animals or things in motion or turmoil.
- a deadly swarm of hornets
- a swarm of meteorites
(label) A group of nodes sharing the same torrent in a BitTorrent network.
- those prodigious swarms that had settled themselves in every part of it [Italy]
(lb) To move as a swarm .
*:There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy. Mail bags, so I understand, are being put on board. Stewards, carrying cabin trunks, swarm in the corridors.
(lb) To teem, or be overrun with insects, people, etc.
*(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
*:Every place swarms with soldiers.
(lb) To fill a place as a swarm .
(lb) To overwhelm as by an opposing army.
To climb by gripping with arms and legs alternately.
*:At the top was placed a piece of money, as a prize for those who could swarm up and seize it.
*1919 , , (The Moon and Sixpence) ,
*:She called out, and a boy came running along. He swarmed up a tree, and presently threw down a ripe nut. Ata pierced a hole in it, and the doctor took a long, refreshing draught.
To breed multitudes.
*(John Milton) (1608-1674)
*:Not so thick swarmed once the soil / Bedropped with blood of Gorgon.
To supply with inhabitants; to people.
To live in; to inhabit.
To fill initially empty items in a collection.
- John clicked the Search button and waited for the list to populate .
- (Francis Bacon)