HyperDic: billow

English > 5 senses of the word billow:
VERBmotionbillow, wallowrise up as if in waves
motionbillowmove with great difficulty
motionbillow, surge, heaverise and move, as in waves or billows
changebillow, balloon, inflatebecome inflated
NOUNeventbillow, surgea large sea wave
billow > pronunciation
Soundsbih'low
Rhymesafterglow ... yellow: 77 rhymes with low...
English > billow: 5 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA large sea wave.
Synonymsurge
Broaderwave, moving ridgeOne of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid / liquid (especially across a large body of water)
Spanishola, oleada
Catalanonada
Adjectivesbillowycharacterized by great swelling waves or surges
Verbsbillowrise and move, as in waves or billows
English > billow: 5 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningRise up as if in waves.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"smoke billowed up into the sky"
Synonymwallow
Narrowercloudbillow up in the form of a cloud
Broadersoar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoomRise rapidly
Spanishondular
Catalanondar, ondular
English > billow: 5 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove with great difficulty.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The soldiers billowed across the muddy riverbed"
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
English > billow: 5 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningRise and move, as in waves or billows.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymssurge, heave
Broaderinflate, blow upFill with gas or air
Spanisholear, ondular
Catalanondular, onejar
Nounsbillowa large sea wave
English > billow: 5 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome inflated.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsballoon, inflate
NarrowerreflateBecome inflated again
BroaderexpandBecome larger / larger in size or volume or quantity
Spanishhincharse, hinchar, inflar
Catalaninflar-se, inflar

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