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Definition of the verb seethe

What does seethe mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: seethed / sod (rare form) | seethed / sodden (rare form) / sod (rare form) | seething | seethes

  1. be noisy with activity
    • example: The streets seethe with crowds
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Location - concrete object] [Verb]The bag is bulging
      [Location - concrete object] [Verb] with [Theme]The bag is bulging with groceries

      Verbs of Existence (with the same syntax): bristle, bulge, buzz, hum.

    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of seethe: buzz / hum
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
    • more specific words: pullulate / swarm / teem = be teeming, be abuzz
  2. be in an agitated emotional state
  3. foam as if boiling
  4. boil vigorously
    • example: The water seethes
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of seethe: roll
    • more generic words: boil / churn / moil / roil = be agitated

Alternative definition of the verb seethe


  1. [transitive, obsolete] To boil.
  2. [intransitive, of a liquid] To boil vigorously.
  3. [intransitive, of a liquid] To foam in an agitated manner, as if boiling.
  4. [intransitive, of a person] To be in an agitated or angry mental state.
  5. [intransitive, of a place] To buzz with activity.


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Google previewThe Tudor Kitchen (2015)

What the Tudors Ate & Drank by Terry Breverton

Seethe is an old word for simmer, so the recipe instructs the reader to bring the grain to the boil and simmer gently. Letting it stand allows the grain to swell and soften. Egg yolks are used to thicken the mixture further. You can add raisins, ...

Google previewBeans (2007)

A History by Ken Albala

To seethe means to boil and the powder douce is a spice and sugar mixture. Benes yfryed. Take benes and seeþ hem almost til þey bersten. Take and wryng out þe water clene. Do þereto oynouns ysode and ymynced, and garlicþerwith; frye ...

Google previewBritish Journal of Psychology (1921)

Medical section

The dark, moist cavern of hell, in which fire burns, is the female organ; the devil, with hoofs, horns, tail and pitchfork is the phallus; the boiling oil in which the damned seethe is the seminal fluid. Death and the grave signify the return to the ...

Google previewThe British Journal of Medical Psychology (1921)

The dark, moist cavern of hell, in which fire burns, is the female organ; the devil, with hoofs, horns, tail and pitchfork is the phallus; the boiling oil in which the damned seethe is the seminal fluid. Death and the grave signify the return to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages (2008)

by Christopher Moseley

For structural information, seethe Adynyamathanha entry.

Google previewA Nahuatl-English Dictionary and Concordance to the Cantares Mexicanos (1985)

With an Analytic Transcription and Grammatical Notes by John Bierhorst

to seethe or foam (of the sea) (MOL), to seethe with anger (MOL), to be— come rounded or bush out (of growing tree) (FC 11:112: 20); fig., to seethe or foam (of warriors flooding over the earth). 18v:1 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Bible Types (1999)

by Walter L. Wilson

SEETHE. Deut. 14:21(b) It is probably used to describe the destructive influences by wronguse of that whichshould be put to good use. That which should bea blessing tothekid and enable it togrow was used for its destruction.

Google previewUseful Dictionary of Verbs With Prepositions (2016)

by Martin Manser

seethe verb seethe at be inwardly very...

Google previewDictionary of the British English Spelling System (2015)

by Greg Brooks

<thes /ö/ only word-final and only in breathe, loathe, seethe, sheathe, soothe, teethe, wreathe. Only exceptions: absinthe /aeb'saent/, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Financial Models, 3 Volume Set (2012)

by Frank J. Fabozzi

We discuss later inthis entry some possible refinements that have been introducedin ordertobetter fitthe observations (seethe discussionon calibrationbelow). However, this model remains very important in practice because itisused as a ...

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Quotes about Seethe

I find you
So incredibly
If it
Sees you
Will seethe
With jealousy ;) (Aparna Chatterjee)
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Scrabble value of S1E1E1T1H4E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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