swell

expand; increase in volume

swell

[n] - a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor) 2. [n] - the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea 3. [n] - a crescendo followed by a decrescendo 4. [v] - become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger 5. [v] - increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity 6. [v] - cause to become swollen 7. [...
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Swell

• (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. • (v. i.) To increase in size or extent by any addition; to increase in volume or force; as, a river swells...
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swell

crestless wave noun the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
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Swell

[bookbinding] In bookbinding, swell refers to the increased thickness of a textblock along its spine edge after sewing. Swell is a function of the number of sections in the book, the kind of paper used, the style of sewing, and the thickness of the sewing thread. Human factors also influence swell, especially the force with which the bookbi...
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Swell

[exhibit] Swell (New York Art Show) is a survey of art inspired by surf and beach culture, curated by Tim Nye and Jacqueline Miro. The exhibition opened to the public on July 1 at the three locations in Chelsea, NY and included work by many members of the group of Venice Beach artists known as Light and Space and Finish Fetish. The show foc...
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Swell

[geology] A swell in geology is a domed area of considerable areal extent. According to Leser, it is also called a sill (geology), and is a gently arched landform of various orders of size in topographic, sub-glacial or sub-hydric geology.It may be as small as a rock formation in a river or may assume continental scale. ...
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Swell

[ocean] A swell, in the context of an ocean, sea or lake, is a series of mechanical waves that propagate along the interface between water and air and so they are often referred to as surface gravity waves. These series of surface gravity waves are not generated by the immediate local wind, instead by distant weather systems, where wind blo...
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Swell

Swell adjective Having the characteristics of a person of rank and importance; showy; dandified; distinguished; as, a swell person; a swell neighborhood. [ Slang] Swell mob . See under Mob . [ Slang]
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Swell

Swell intransitive verb [ imperfect Swelled ; past participle Swelled or Swollen ; present participle & verbal noun Swelling .] [ Anglo-Saxon swellan ; akin to Dutch zwellen , Old Sa...
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Swell

Swell noun 1. The act of swelling. 2. Gradual increase. Specifically: (a) Increase or augmentation in bulk; protuberance. (b) Increase in height; elevation; rise. « Little River affords navigation during a swell to within three miles of the Miami.»...
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Swell

Swell transitive verb 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. « [ The Church] swells her high, heart-cheering tone.»
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swell

1. The act of swelling. ... 2. Gradual increase. Specifically: Increase or augmentation in bulk; protuberance. ... Increase in height; elevation; rise. 'Little River affords navigation during a swell to within three miles of the Miami.' (Jefferson) ... Increase of force, intensity, or volume of sound. 'Music arose with its voluptuous swell.' (Byron...
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Swell

A casting defect consisting of an increase in metal section due to the displacement of sand by metal pressure.
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Swell

A relatively smooth ocean wave that travels some distance from the area of its generation.
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Swell

A series of waves that have traveled from their source in a distant storm, and that will start to break once the swell reaches shallow enough water
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Swell

An oceanic water wave with a wavelength on the order of 30 meters or more and a height of perhaps 2
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swell

An oceanic water wave with a wavelength on the order of 30 meters or more and a height of perhaps 2 meters or less that may travel great distances from its source.
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swell

get bigger, enlarge
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Swell

In music a swell is a gradual increase and decrease of the volume of sound; the crescendo and diminuendo combined.
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Swell

Ocean waves that have traveled out of their generating area. Swell characteristically exhibits a mor
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swell

Ocean waves that have traveled out of their generating area. Swell characteristically exhibits a more regular and longer period and has flatter wave crests than waves within their fetch.
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Swell

Swell is slang for excellent; first-class.
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swell

swell: see wave, in oceanography.
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swell

very good
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