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swell

noun

1 swell

The undulating movement of the surface of the open sea.

synonym: crestless wave.

Roget 404: loudness, power; loud noise, din; blare; clang, clangor; clatter, noise, bombilation, roar, uproar, racket, ... show more

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Roget 194: expansion; increase of size etc. 35; enlargement, extension, augmentation; amplification, ampliation; aggrandizement, spread, increment, growth, ... show more

Roget 348: running water.    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice.    water spout, water fall; ... show more

Roget 875: nobility, rank, condition, distinction, optimacy, blood, pur sang [Fr.], birth, high descent, order; quality, gentility; blue blood of Castile; ancien regime [Fr.].    ... show more

Dutch: zeedeining, deining, golfslag, rolling
Polish: martwa fala



2 swell

A rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor).

3 swell

A crescendo followed by a decrescendo.

4 swell

A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance.

synonyms: beau, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, sheik.

Roget 854: fop, fine gentleman; swell; dandy, dandiprat; exquisite, coxcomb, beau, macaroni, blade, blood, buck, man about town, fast man; ... show more

Dutch: modegek, sjeik, vent
Polish: dandys, elegancik, elegant, fircyk, goguś, laluś, modniś, picuś glancuś, piękniś, strojniś ... show more

verb

1 swell

Increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity.

Roget 885: be insolent etc. adj.; bluster, vapor, swagger, swell, give oneself airs, snap one's fingers, kick up a dust; swear etc. (affirm) ... show more

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Roget 931: approve; approbate, think good, think much of, think well of, think highly of; esteem, value, prize; set great store by, set great store on.    do justice to, appreciate; honor, ... show more

Roget 821: feel; receive an impression etc. n.; be impressed with etc. adj.; entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling etc. n.. respond; ... show more

Roget 404: be loud etc. adj.; peal, swell, clang, boom, thunder, blare, fulminate, roar; resound etc. ... show more

Dutch: aanzwellen

2 swell

Become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger:
— The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son.

synonym: puff up.

3 swell

Expand abnormally:
— The bellies of the starving children are swelling.

synonyms: intumesce, swell up, tumefy, tumesce.

Dutch: opzetten, opzwellen, uitdijen, uitzetten, zwellen

4 swell

Come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things):
— Smoke swelled from it.

synonym: well up.

Dutch: opwellen, wellen

5 swell

Come up, as of a liquid.

synonym: well.

Dutch: opwellen, wellen

6 swell

Cause to become swollen.

Dutch: aanzwellen, opzwellen

adjective

1 swell

Very good.

synonyms: bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty ... show more.

Polish: potężny, majestatyczny


Moby thesaurus: Babylonian, Beau Brummel, Brahman, Corinthian, OK, accent, accent mark, accrue, accumulate, ace-high, add to, advance, aggrandize, amplify, anthill, appreciate, archduke, aristocrat, armiger, augment ... show more.

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