Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To be full of things; abound or swarm.
  • intransitive verb Obsolete To be or become pregnant; bear young.
  • intransitive verb To give birth to.
  • intransitive verb To rain hard or heavily; pour.
  • intransitive verb To pour out or empty.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To produce; bring forth; bear.
  • To bring; lead; take; reflexively, to betake one's self; appeal.
  • To be or become pregnant; engender young; conceive; bear; produce.
  • To be full as if ready to bring forth; be stocked to overflowing; be prolific or abundantly fertile.
  • To be fit for; be becoming or appropriate to; befit.
  • To think fit.
  • To pour; empty; toom; specifically, to pour in the casting of crucible steel.
  • To pour; come down in torrents: as, it not only rains, it teems.
  • An old spelling of team.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Obs. or R. To think fit.
  • transitive verb Obs. or Prov. Eng. To pour; -- commonly followed by out.
  • transitive verb (Steel Manuf.) To pour, as steel, from a melting pot; to fill, as a mold, with molten metal.
  • transitive verb rare To produce; to bring forth.
  • intransitive verb To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply.
  • intransitive verb To be full, or ready to bring forth; to be stocked to overflowing; to be prolific; to abound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To be stocked to overflowing
  • verb To be prolific; to abound.
  • verb archaic To empty.
  • verb To pour (especially with rain)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb move in large numbers
  • verb be teeming, be abuzz

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English temen, to beget, bear, from Old English tīeman, tēman; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English temen, to drain, from Old Norse töma.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English tēman, whence also team.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old Norse tœma.

Examples

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  • Meet in reverse.

    July 22, 2007

  • prolific or fit or empty

    February 8, 2013