HyperDic: swell

English > 11 senses of the word swell:
VERBchangeswellincrease in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
socialswell, puff upbecome filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
changeswell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesceexpand abnormally
stativeswell, well upcome up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)
motionswell, wellcome up, as of a liquid
changeswellcause to become swollen
NOUNeventswell, crestless wavethe undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
objectswella rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
attributeswella crescendo followed by a decrescendo
person swell, dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, fashion plate, clotheshorsea man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
ADJECTIVEallswell, bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, smashing, oldvery good
swell > pronunciation
Soundssweh'l
RhymesAix-la-Chapelle ... zinfandel / Zinfandel: 95 rhymes with ehl...
English > swell: 11 senses > adjective 1
MeaningVery good.
Synonymsbang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, smashing, old
BroadergoodHaving desirable / desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishbárbaro, bestial, brutal, chachi, enorme, fenomenal, genial, gran, guay, súper
Catalanbestial, brutal, enorme, excel·lent, fantàstic, fenomenal, genial, gran, guai, súper
English > swell: 11 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe undulating movement of the surface of the open sea.
Synonymcrestless wave
Narrowerground swell, heavy swellA broad and deep undulation of the ocean
Broaderwave, moving ridgeOne of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid / liquid (especially across a large body of water)
Spanishmarejada, oleaje, tumefacción
Catalanmarejada, marejol
English > swell: 11 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor).
Broadernatural elevation, elevationA raised or elevated geological formation
Spanishcrecida, oleada
English > swell: 11 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA crescendo followed by a decrescendo.
Broadercrescendo(music) a gradual increase / increase / increase / increase in loudness
English > swell: 11 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance.
Synonymsdandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, fashion plate, clotheshorse
InstancesBrummell, George Bryan Brummell, Beau BrummellEnglish dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778-1840)
Narrowercoxcomb, cockscombA conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
macaroniA British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms
Broaderman, adult maleAn adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
Spanishboquirrubio, currutaco, dandi, dandy, figurín, galán, gomoso, guapo, lindo, narciso, petimetre, pinturero, pisaverde
Catalanbufanúvols, dandi, galà, gomós, petimetre
English > swell: 11 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningincrease in size, magnitude, number, or intensity.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The music swelled to a crescendo"
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishaumentar, subir
Catalanaugmentar, pujar
English > swell: 11 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningBecome filled with pride, arrogance, or anger.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"
Synonympuff up
Broaderact, behave, doBehave in a certain manner
Spanishhincharse
English > swell: 11 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningExpand abnormally.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelDid his feet swell?
Example"The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
Synonymsswell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce
Caused byswellCause to become swollen
Narrowerbelly, belly outSwell out or bulge out
blister, vesicateGet blistered
bloatBecome bloated or swollen or puff up
distendSwell from or as if from internal pressure
puff, puff up, blow up, puff outTo swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
BroaderexpandBecome larger / larger in size or volume or quantity
Spanishagrandarse, dilatarse, expandirse, hincharse, inflamarse, inflarse
Catalandilatar-se, inflar-se
Nounsswellingan abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
English > swell: 11 senses > verb 4, stative
Meaningcome up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things).
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example "Smoke swelled from it"
Synonymwell up
Broaderoriginate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, growCome into existence
Spanishbrotar, manar
Catalanbrollar, rajar
English > swell: 11 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningcome up, as of a liquid.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymwell
Broadersurface, come up, rise up, riseCome to the surface
Spanishbrotar, hincharse, manar
Catalanrajar
English > swell: 11 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningCause to become swollen.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The water swells the wood"
Cause toswell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesceExpand abnormally
Narrowerbloatmake bloated or swollen
bulge, bulkCause to bulge or swell outwards
tumefyCause to become very swollen
BroadergrowCause to grow or develop
Spanishabultar, hinchar
Catalanbotir, inflar

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