swell

  • 1 Swell — Swell, n. 1. The act of swelling. [1913 Webster] 2. Gradual increase. Specifically: (a) Increase or augmentation in bulk; protuberance. (b) Increase in height; elevation; rise. [1913 Webster] Little River affords navigation during a swell to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Swell — could refer to: *Swell (ocean), a formation of long wavelength ocean surface waves *Swell (band), an indie rock band from San Francisco *Swell, Gloucestershire, England *Swell (bookbinding), a term in bookbinding *Swellshark, a catshark * Swell… …

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  • 3 Swell — Swell, v. i. [imp. {Swelled}; p. p. {Swelled} or {Swollen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swelling}.] [AS. swellan; akin to D. zwellen, OS. & OHG. swellan, G. schwellen, Icel. svella, Sw. sv[ a]lla.] 1. To grow larger; to dilate or extend the exterior surface …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Swell — Swell, a. Having the characteristics of a person of rank and importance; showy; dandified; distinguished; as, a swell person; a swell neighborhood. [Slang] [1913 Webster] {Swell mob}. See under {Mob}. [Slang] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Swell — Swell, v. t. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] [The Church] swells her high, heart… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Swell — steht für: Swell (Band), eine US amerikanische Indie Band Swell ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Steve Swell (* 1954), US amerikanischer Jazzposaunist Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …

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  • 7 swell — [adj] wonderful awesome, cool*, dandy*, deluxe, desirable, excellent, exclusive, fashionable, fine, fly*, grand, groovy*, keen, marvelous, neat, nifty, plush, posh, ritzy*, smart, stylish, super, terrific; concepts 548,574 Ant. bad, horrible,… …

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  • 8 Swell — est un groupe américain de rock indépendant fondé en 1989 à San Francisco par David Freel (guitares) et Sean Kirkpatrick (batterie). Sommaire 1 Discographie 1.1 Albums 1.2 Compilations …

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  • 9 swell — swel vi, swelled; swelled or swol·len swō lən; swell·ing to become distended or puffed up <her ankle swelled> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 10 Swell — [swɛl] der; s, s <zu engl. to swell »sich brüsten, prahlen«, eigtl. »anschwellen«> (veraltet) aufgeblasener Mensch, Stutzer …

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  • 11 swell — [swel] vi. swelled, swelled or swollen, swelling [ME swellen < OE swellan; akin to Ger schwellen, ON svella] 1. to increase in volume or become larger as a result of pressure from within; expand; dilate 2. to become larger at a particular… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Swell — (engl.), s. Dandy …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 Swell — (engl.), Dünung; auch s.v.w. Stutzer …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 swell — index accrue (increase), accumulate (enlarge), boom (increase), build (augment), develop …

    Law dictionary

  • 15 swell — vb *expand, amplify, distend, inflate, dilate Analogous words: *extend, elongate, lengthen: *intensify, heighten, enhance: *increase, augment, enlarge Antonyms: shrink Contrasted words: *contract …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 16 swell — The verb has the past tense swelled and the past participle swollen, although swelled is sometimes used for the past participle when the reference is to a specified increase in size or numbers rather than to an unwelcome or harmful expansion or… …

    Modern English usage

  • 17 swell — ► VERB (past part. swollen or swelled) 1) become larger or rounder in size. 2) increase in intensity, amount, or volume. ► NOUN 1) a full or gently rounded form. 2) a gradual increase in sound, amount, or intensity. 3) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 swell — swell1 [swel] v past tense swelled past participle swollen [ˈswəulən US ˈswou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(size)¦ 2¦(amount/number)¦ 3 swell with pride/anger etc 4¦(shape)¦ 5¦(sound)¦ 6¦(sea)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: swellan] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 swell — swell1 [ swel ] (past tense swelled; past participle swelled or swol|len [ swoulən ] ) verb * 1. ) swell or swell up intransitive to become larger than normal, usually because of liquid collecting inside: My ankles tend to swell when I travel by… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 swell — [[t]swe̱l[/t]] swells, swelling, swelled, swollen (The forms swelled and swollen are both used as the past participle.) 1) V ERG If the amount or size of something swells or if something swells it, it becomes larger than it was before. The human… …

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