(Teel"seed`) n. The seed of sesame.
(Teem) v. t. [Icel. tæma to empty, from tomr empty; akin to Dan. tömme to empty, Sw. tömma.
See Toom to empty.]
1. To pour; commonly followed by out; as, to teem out ale. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Swift.
2. (Steel Manuf.) To pour, as steel, from a melting pot; to fill, as a mold, with molten metal.
(Teem), v. t. [See Tame, a., and cf. Beteem.] To think fit. [Obs. or R.] G. Gifford.
(Teem), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Teemed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Teeming.] [OE. temen, AS. teman,
tman, from teám. See Team.]
1. To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to
If she must teem,Shak.
Create her child of spleen.
2. To be full, or ready to bring forth; to be stocked to overflowing; to be prolific; to abound.
His mind teeming with schemes of future deceit to cover former villainy.Sir W. Scott.
The young, brimful of the hopes and feeling which teem in our time.F. Harrison.
(Teem), v. t. To produce; to bring forth. [R.]
That [grief] of an hour's age doth hiss the speaker;Shak.
Each minute teems a new one.
(Teem"er) n. One who teems, or brings forth.
1. Pregnant; prolific. [Obs.]
2. Brimful. [Obs.] Ainsworth.
(Teem"ing), a. Prolific; productive.
Teeming buds and cheerful appear.Dryden.
(Teem"less), a. Not fruitful or prolific; barren; as, a teemless earth. [Poetic] Dryden.