Definition of Seethe

1. Verb. Be noisy with activity. "The streets seethe with crowds"; "This office is buzzing with activity"

Exact synonyms: Buzz, Hum
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Pullulate, Swarm, Teem
Derivative terms: Buzz, Hum, Humming



2. Verb. Be in an agitated emotional state. "Sam and Sue seethe"; "The customer was seething with anger"
Exact synonyms: Boil
Specialized synonyms: Bubble Over, Overflow, Spill Over, Ferment, Sizzle
Generic synonyms: Be

3. Verb. Foam as if boiling. "The water seethes "; "A seething liquid"
Generic synonyms: Effervesce, Fizz, Foam, Form Bubbles, Froth, Sparkle

4. Verb. Boil vigorously. "The water seethes "; "The water rolled"
Exact synonyms: Roll
Generic synonyms: Boil, Churn, Moil, Roil

Definition of Seethe

1. v. t. To decoct or prepare for food in hot liquid; to boil; as, to seethe flesh.

2. v. i. To be a state of ebullition or violent commotion; to be hot; to boil.

Definition of Seethe

1. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To boil. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive of a liquid) To boil vigorously. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive of a liquid) To foam in an agitated manner, as if boiling. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive of a person figuratively) To be in an agitated or angry mental state, as if boiling. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive of a place figuratively) To buzz with activity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Seethe

1. to surge or foam as if boiling [v SEETHED, SEETHING, SEETHES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seethe

seersuckers
seerwood
sees
sees fit
sees in
sees through
sees to
seesaw
seesaw murmur
seesaw nystagmus
seesawed
seesawing
seesaws
seest
seeth
seethe (current term)
seethed
seether
seethers
seethes
seething
seethingly
seethings
seethrough
seewing
sefirot
seg
segar
segars
segawa's dystonia

Literary usage of Seethe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... borrowed perhaps from the Bible, "Thou ehalt not seethe a kid in its mother's milk. ... city "to seethe In Us own milk."—See Snail: Chronicle* oj ..."

2. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts: ... Preserved in by Virginia, William Pitt Palmer, Sherwin McRae, Raleigh Edward Colston, Henry W. Flournoy (1881)
"... heart has often "ached" to seethe Enemy rapidly and unchecked marching over the country, and altho' an obscure and possibly long forgotten individual, ..."

3. Memoir, Select Thoughts and Sermons by Edward Payson, Asa Cummings (1849)
"... that sacrifice shall come and tal;e of them, and seethe therein; and in that day there shall he no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of Hosts. ..."

4. Historical Collections of Louisiana and Florida, Including Translations of by B F French (1869)
"... the two traitors villainously executed; for they knocked him on the head with an hatchet, as he was blowing the fire, in the canoe, to seethe fish. ..."

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