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Definitions of swell

The word swell uses 5 letters:ellsw.

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v. i. - To grow larger; to dilate or extend the exterior surface or dimensions, by matter added within, or by expansion of the inclosed substance; as, the legs swell in dropsy; a bruised part swells; a bladder swells by inflation. 2

v. i. - To increase in size or extent by any addition; to increase in volume or force; as, a river swells, and overflows its banks; sounds swell or diminish. 2

v. i. - To rise or be driven into waves or billows; to heave; as, in tempest, the ocean swells into waves. 2

v. i. - To be puffed up or bloated; as, to swell with pride. 2

v. i. - To be inflated; to belly; as, the sails swell. 2

v. i. - To be turgid, bombastic, or extravagant; as, swelling words; a swelling style. 2

v. i. - To protuberate; to bulge out; as, a cask swells in the middle. 2

v. i. - To be elated; to rise arrogantly. 2

v. i. - To grow upon the view; to become larger; to expand. 2

v. i. - To become larger in amount; as, many little debts added, swell to a great amount. 2

v. i. - To act in a pompous, ostentatious, or arrogant manner; to strut; to look big. 2

v. t. - To increase the size, bulk, or dimensions of; to cause to rise, dilate, or increase; as, rains and dissolving snow swell the rivers in spring; immigration swells the population. 2

v. t. - To aggravate; to heighten. 2

v. t. - To raise to arrogance; to puff up; to inflate; as, to be swelled with pride or haughtiness. 2

v. t. - To augment gradually in force or loudness, as the sound of a note. 2

n. - The act of swelling. 2

n. - Gradual increase. 2

n. - Increase or augmentation in bulk; protuberance. 2

n. - Increase in height; elevation; rise. 2

n. - Increase of force, intensity, or volume of sound. 2

n. - Increase of power in style, or of rhetorical force. 2

n. - A gradual ascent, or rounded elevation, of land; as, an extensive plain abounding with little swells. 2

n. - A wave, or billow; especially, a succession of large waves; the roll of the sea after a storm; as, a heavy swell sets into the harbor. 2

n. - A gradual increase and decrease of the volume of sound; the crescendo and diminuendo combined; -- generally indicated by the sign. 2

n. - A showy, dashing person; a dandy. 2

a. - Having the characteristics of a person of rank and importance; showy; dandified; distinguished; as, a swell person; a swell neighborhood. 2

 

Direct anagrams of swell

wells10

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d - dwells12

s - swells11


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