verb \ˈtēm\

Definition of TEEM

transitive verb
:  bring forth,:  give birth to :  produce
intransitive verb
obsolete :  to become pregnant :  conceive
a :  to become filled to overflowing :  abound
b :  to be present in large quantity
teem·ing·ly \ˈtē-miŋ-lē\ adverb
teem·ing·ness noun

Origin of TEEM

Middle English temen, from Old English tīman, tǣman; akin to Old English tēam offspring — more at team
First Known Use: before 12th century


transitive verb

Definition of TEEM

:  empty, pour <teem molten metal into a mold>

Origin of TEEM

Middle English temen, from Old Norse tœma; akin to Old English tōm empty
First Known Use: 14th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: teemer
Previous Word in the Dictionary: teel
All Words Near: teem

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up teem? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More