Old EnglishnEnglish
Swafe nA swinging blow or stroke. 2. momentum. 3. a kind of sling or ballista.
Swain nA young man attending; hence a man of low degree. 2. a male servant, attendant, follower. 3. a man, youth, boy. 4. a country youth or farm laborer. 5. a shepherd; a rustic, a countryman. 6. a country gallant or lover, a wooer, a sweetheart (literary). 7. a freeholder within a forest.
Swain vbTo play the lover or wooer.
Swaining nLove-making, wooing.
Swainish adjResembling or characteristic of a rustic, boorish. 2. nature of a rustic lover or rustic love-making.
Swainishness nBoorishness.
Swainling nA poor or young swain or rustic. 2. a rustic female sweetheart.
Swainmote n.Swain + mote: meeting: (Eng. Forest Law). a court held before the verders of the forest as judges, by the steward of the court, thrice every year, the swains, or freeholders, within the forest composing the jury. Written also swanimote, and sweinmote. Swanimote.
Swainship nThe condition of being a swan.
SwaipnA whip, scourge. 2. a blow, stroke, hit.
Swaip vbTo strike, beat.
Swallow n"Hirundo rustica" - well known migratory birds, a harbinger of summer. 2. in allusion to the swift flight of the bird. 3. small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations.
Swallow phr"One Swallow Doesn't Make A Summer" - one good omen or sign does not make a good forecast or outcome. 2. much further evidence is needed before any action taken.
Swallow nA deep open hole in the earth, a pit, abyss. 2. an opening or cavity, usu. in limestone, into which or through which a stream disappears underground. 3. a gulf, abyss, sink (of evil). 4. throat, gullet, pharynx or these collectively; the gorge. 5. the act of swallowing. 6. taste; relish; inclination; liking. 7. capacity for swallowing; voracity. 8. as much as is, or can be, swallowed at once; as, a swallow of water. 9. that which engulfs; a whirlpool. (Obs.)
Swallow vbPass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; swallow, get down. 2. engulf and destroy; like an invading army. 3. enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up. 4. utter indistinctly;

5. take back what one has said; swallow one's own words, swallow, take back, unsay, withdraw. 6. keep from expressing; swallowed one's anger. 7. tolerate or accommodate oneself to; accept, live with. 8. believe or accept without questioning or challenge;

Swallow phr"A Bit Hard to Swallow" - not to be readily acceptable.
Swallow phr"Swallow One's Pride" - to set aside one's feeling of pride and adopt a more humble appropriate stance.
Swallow phr"Swallow One's Words" - to take back what one ha said; to retract one's words;
Swallow phr"Swallow the Line" - to accept as truth the story being proffered.
Swallow phr"Swallow Up" - to completely enclose or consume, exhaust (a person or thing). 2. make somebody disappear, as if taking him in like food (as the jungle, earth, etc)
Swallower nA voracious eater.
Swallow dive nA dive starting with arms outstretched. 2. a sharp drop; a sharp decline.
Swallower nOne who swallows.
Swallow fish nTrigia hirundo, the European gurnard.
Swallow-hole nA sink-hole. 2. a depression in the ground connecting with an underground passage (esp. in limestone) formed by solution or a collapse of a cavern roof.
Swallow-tail nA man's dress coat withtwo long tapering skjirts or tails. 2. a butterfly having a posterior, tail-like prolongation on each hind wing. 3.
Swallow-wort nAny of the several vines of the genus Cyanchus; a teeterwort; the great celandine.
Swan nStately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult. 2. any one of numerous species of large aquatic birds belonging to Cygnus, Olor, and allied genera of the subfamily Cygninae. 3. fig.: An appellation for a sweet singer, or a poet noted for grace and melody - Shakespeare - "The swan of Avon". 4. the constellation Cygnus.
Swan vbTo declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear. 2. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; roll, wander, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond. 3. sweep majestically.
Swan phr"All Your Geese are Swans" - all your children are paragons, and whatever you do is in your eyes superlative work.
Swan phr"All Your Swans are Geese" - all your fine promises or expectations have proved fallacious.
Swan dive nA dive starting with arms outstretched. 2. a sharp drop; a sharp decline.
Swan goose nA hybrid between a male swan and a female goose; a swoose.
Swan herd nA group of swans tended by a swanherder.
Swan herder nOne who cares for swans, especially a royal officer in charge of swans on the Thames.
Swanimote nSwain + mote meeting: (Eng. Forest Law). a court held before the verders of the forest as judges, by the steward of the court, thrice every year, the swains, or freeholders, within the forest composing the jury. Written also sweinmote. Swainmote.
Swank adjActive, agile, nimble. 2. in odern usage: fashionable, stylish, chic
Swanless adjOf an area without swans.
Swan-like adjSimilar to a swan. 2. similar to that of a swan. 3. graceful and curving; moving with stately grace. 4. fig. as beauty like a swan.
Swanling nYoung swan; baby swan; cygnet.
Swanning adjMoving about aimlessly, irresponsibly and in a careless manner.
Swanly advIn a swan-like manner.
Swan mark nA mark of ownership cut into the mandible of a swan.
Swan maiden nA mythical creature who shiftshapes from human form to the form of a swan.
Swannish adjSomewhat like a swan.
Swan shot nA large size of shot used in hunting wildfowl or other small game.
Swan-song nA final performance or effort, esp. before retirement or death; a last hurrah.
Swan's tongue nOld name for hemp nettle: "Galeopsis tetrabit."
Swan upper nA person who engages in swan upping.
Swan uppingnAn annual ceremony in England in which mute swans on the River Thames are rounded up, caught, ringed and then released.
Swan-white adjPure white; snow white.
Sward n(O.E. skin) hide, skin, rind. 2. skin of the body; esp. the rind of pork or bacon.
Sward nThe surface or upper layer of ground, earth, usu. covered with herbage. 2. a growth of grass. 3. land thickly covered with grass; turf. a stretch of green sward. 4. the skin of bacon.
Sward vbTo form a sward, etc. 2. to cover or become covered with a sward.
Sward phr"A Green Sward." - the surface of soil covered with other herbage, turf.
Sward n"A Head Sward." - the scalp; headsward.
Swarded adjCovered by green herbage. 2. covered by sward, skin, rind, hide.
Swardy adjTurfy, herb-covered. 2. rindy, cutaneous.
Sware nOath-swearing, answer, reply, speech, word.
Swarf nAny fine waste or filing produced by machining; esp. in the form of strips or ribbons. 2. the material cut out of gramophone record as the groove is made.
Swarfed adjSoiled or made unclean with swart or filing waste.
Swarm nA moving crowd; drove, horde. 2: a group of many things in the air or on the ground; cloud. 2. a large number or mass of small animals or insects, especially when in motion. 3. especially, a great number of honeybees which emigrate from a hive at once, and seek new lodgings under the direction of a queen. 4. hence, any great number or multitude, as of people in motion, or sometimes of inanimate objects; as, a swarm of

meteorites. 5. multitude; crowd; throng.

Swarm vbTo collect, and depart from a hive by flight in a body; said of bees; as, bees swarm in warm, clear days in summer. 2. to climb a tree, pole, or the like, by embracing it with the arms and legs alternately. 3. to appear or collect in a crowd; to throng together; to congregate in a multitude. 4. to be crowded; to be thronged with a multitude of beings in motion. 5. to abound; to be filled (with). 5. to breed multitudes. 6. to be teeming, be abuzz; teem, pullulate. 7. move in large numbers; pour, swarm, stream, teem, pullulate.
Swarm phr"Swarm Over/Through/With/Out" - gather or move in large numbers (like a swarm of bees).
Swarmed adjOf people: assembled in a crowd, congregated, massed, thronged.
Swarmer nA person or thing that swarms. 2. an insect that swarms, as a bee or gnat.
Swarminess nThe quality of being swarmy.
Swarming nThe action of swarming, congregating, thronging.
Swarming adjAssembling or moving in a swarm; crowded, numerous. 2. filled with a multitude, densely covered, populated.
Swarmy adjSwarming, thronged, populous, crowdy.
Swart adjOf skin, complexion: livid through suffering or emotion, black, coated in black; swarthy. 2. black, wicked, iniquitous, baleful, malignant; denigratory. 3. swarthy; also poetically absolutely black. 4. malignant, gloomy.
Swart vbTo be black, dark, dusty, swarthy. 2. to make black, darken, swarthy, denigrate.
Swart-back nThe great black-backed gull (Larus marinus).
Swart back adjOf a dark hue, moderately black.
Swarten vbTo make dark; darken. 2. to become dark.
Swarth nThe surface or upper layer of ground, earth, usu. covered with herbage; sward. 2. a growth of grass. 3. a stretch of green sward. 4. an unripe crop of hay. 5. an apparition of a person about to die; a wraith.
Swarth vbTo darken, make black or dusty.
Swarth adjDusty, swarthy, black, swartish.
Swarthily advIn a swarthy manner,
Swarthiness nHaving a dusty, dark or darkish complexion or colour. 2. the property of being swarthy
Swarthish adjSomewhat swarthy, dark, dusty, blackish, swartish.
Swarthliness nThe condition or state of being swarthy, dark, blackish, dusty in color or complexion. 2. swartness
Swarthness nThe quality of being swart; duskiness, blackness, nigrescent.
Swarthy adjNaturally having skin of a dark color; "swart' is archaic"; dark-skinned, dusky, swart, tawny. 2. being of a dark hue or dusky complexion; tawny; swart. 3. black, blackish, brunet, coal-black, dark, dark-colored, dark-skinned, darkish, darksome, dusk, dusky, ebon, ebony, funereal, grave, nigrescent, pitch-black, raven, sable, sad, sober, somber, somber, swart, swarth.
Swartiness nAlternate form of swarthiness.
Swartish adjSwarthish.
Swartness nSwarthiness.
Swarthy vbTo make swarthy. [Obs.]
Swath nTrack, trace, spoor (lit & fig). 2. space or extent covered by a sweep of a scythe, sickle or mower. 2. a measure of ground - the longitudinal division of a field. 3. a row or line of a grass or other crop, as it falls or lies when mowed or reaped. 4. applied to growing grass or corn ready for reaping. 5. to cut a swath to make a pompous display, 6. apparel, array, attire, belt, bend, bundle, case, cinch, clothe, cover, crate, deck, garb, garment, gird, girdle, robe, roll, rope, sheathe, shroud, strap. 6. a broad track, belt, strip or longitudinal extent of a thing. 7. to mow down in battle, with a sickle or scythe.
Swath phr"A Wide Swath" - make a pompous display, cut a dash.
Swathe nA band of linen, woollen or other materials; a wrapping. 2. an infants swaddling bands. 3. a surgical bandage. 4. a wrapping, a covering, membrane, integument. 5. an object that enwraps, as a cloud. 6. so that they restricts or constrains like a swaddling band. 6.
Swathe vbWrap in swaddling clothes; swaddle, swathe. bind with a swathe, band, bandage, or rollers. 2. to array, attire, bandage, bedeck, bedrape, bend, bind, bind up, box, brace, bundle up, cinch, clothe, cover, crate, deck, dight, do up, drape, dress, dud, embox, embrace, encapsulate, encase, enclothe, endue, enfold, enrobe,

enshroud, enswathe, envelop, enwrap, garb, gird, girth, robe, roll, rope, sheathe, shroud, smother, splice, strap up, surround, swaddle,tie up, tire,

Swathe phr"Swathe In" - wrap something tightly around (as a blanket around a child).
Swathed adjWrapped in swaddling clothes. 2. swaddled, enwraps, covered.
Swather nOne who wraps or swathes.
Swathing nThe action in which something is wrapped in linen. 2. enveloping, enwrapping, swathing. 3. pertaining or consisting of swaths or wrappings, etc.
Swathy adjOf or like a swathe, in mowing.
Sweal vbTo be subjected to heat or slow burning. 2. to consume to fire, burn, set fire to, singe, scorch. 3. to roast meat, such as lamb, beef, etc. 4. to cause grass to dry and wither. 5. to burn in fire or as a fire. 6. to be consumed by fire; to become scorched; to become burning hot. 7. of tallow of a candle: to melt away, run down, waste away, to gutter.
Swealed adjScorched, singed, roast whole in the skin (like a sheep.)
Swealing nThe action of burning or singeing for a special purpose.
Sweam nGrief, affliction. 2. a sudden fit of swooning; a soon, a faint.
Sweam vbTo afflict, grieve, mourn. 2. to be overcome with faintness, swooming.
Sweamful adjGrievous, distressing.
Sweamly advIn a distressful way, swoonfully, faintfully.
Swear vbTo take an oath. 2. to use offensive language.
Swear phr"Swear At" - direct bad language or curses at somebody.
Swear phr"Swear Black and Blae" - to assert vigorously and emphatically.
Swear phr"Swear Black and White" - emphatically or stubbornly that something is true, is the case, when it is not true, not so.
Swear phr"Swear Black is White" - assert a falsehood.
Swear phr"Swear Blind (that)" - affirm something emphatically that something is the case, even though it may not be so .
Swear phr"Swear By" - to wholeheartedly trust or great confidence in something as a remedy. 2. appeal to somebody or something sacred as saying something is the case.
Swear phr"Swear Down" - to promise something is not true; to promise, swear; give one's word.
Swear phr"Swear In" - to administer an an oath to, as an oath of office or of citizenship. 2. make somebody take an oath to be truthful, fair, etc., in court. 4. admit as a member to a society by making take an oath. 5. formally install somebody into an office or position.
Swear phr"Swear Off - to quit or cease completely, or to promise to quit, as a bad habit. 2. promise to abandon, stop doing or abstain off.
Swear phr"Swear On" - appeal to somebody or something sacred in saying something is so.
Swear phr"Swear Out" - to obtain (a warrant or the like) by swearing to fact.
Swear phrSwear To" - be sure that something is the case, is right.
Swear box nA money box, used to collect a nominal fine from a person using foul language.
Swearer nOne or swears or uses foul language.
Swearing nThe act, or an instance, of using foul language.
Swearing-in nSee 'swear in."
Swearsome adjCharacterized or marked by swearing.
Swear-word nA word considered taboo, impolite or offensive.
Sweary adjInclined to swear. 2. characterized by bad language.
Sweat nPerspiration or fluid that exits the body through pores in the skin usually due to physical stress and/or high temperature for the purpose of regulating body temperature and removing certain compounds from the circulation.

2.(military slang) a soldier (especially one who is old or experienced. 3. moisture issuing from any substance. 4. a short run by a racehorse as a form of exercise. 5. hard work; toil. 6. a state of eagerness, anxiety.

Sweat vbTo emit sweat. 2. to work hard. 3. to worry. 3. to emit in the manner of sweat. 4. to solder together

5. to cook slowly. 6. to lose weight by sweating (from heavy exercise, sauna, etc.)

Sweat phr"Blood Sweat and Tears" - hard work and much effort.
Sweat phr"In a Cold Sweat" - apprehensive, afraid or frightened.
Sweat phr"Lose One's Sweat" - lose one's life-blood; to tine, leave, lose the sweat or one's life blood.
Sweat phr"No Sweat" - no bother or trouble.
Sweat phr"Old Sweat" - somebody who is experienced or long serving.
Sweat phr"Sweat Blood" - be in an agony or fear.
Sweat phr"Sweat It Out" - to do hard physical work and as a result sweat profusely or copiously. 2. to keep going, persevere, in an unpleasant, difficult situation; suffer endure such a situation. 3. to wait anxiously for something to happen.
Sweat phr"Sweat Like a Horse/Pig" - to sweat profusely; to perspire a lot.
Sweat phr"Sweat Off" - to get rid of body weight by making oneself sweat. 2. get rid of an illness by sweating a lot.
Sweat phr"Sweat Of One's Brow" - the effort extended in labor, and the labor created thereby through one's hard work.
Sweat phr"Sweat One's Guts Out" - work extremely hard.
Sweat phr"Sweat Out" - to secrete sweat because of heat. 2. to endure, go through, suffer. 3. wrap up warmly, and by sweating get rid of a cold.
Sweat-band n????A band, usually of leather, inside the crown of a hat to protect it from sweat.
Sweatbox nA boxlike structure used to induce sweating, such as of hides, dried fruits or tobacco. 2. any, very hot, closed room. 3. a place where a prisoner is put to been thoroughly interrogated.
Sweat cloth nThe cloth under a horse's saddle.
Sweat-drenched adjCovered or saturated in perspiration.
Sweat drop nA drop of sweat.
Sweated adjCharacterized by sweatshop conditions.
Sweater n???
Sweatily advIn a sweaty manner.
Sweatless adjHaving no sweat; devoid of sweat or perspiration.
Sweathouse nSauna, steambath, sweat lodge.
Sweatiness nThe state or condition of being sweaty.
Sweating nThe production and evapoaration of a watery fluid called sweat that is excreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals.
Sweating sickness nAn unidentified, highly virulent disease with aches and sweating, the cause of a series of epidemics in England and Europe between 1545 and 1551.
Sweat shirt nA loose, warm sweater, typically made of cotton, worn when exercising or as leisurewear.
Sweat-shop nA factory or other place of work here is low and conditions are poor or even illegal
Sweat-soaked adjSoaked with sweat
Sweaty adjCovered by sweat. 2. causing sweat.
Sweb vbTo faint, swoon, to put to sleep, to sweve.
Swebby adjFaint.
Sweedle vbTo swindle by wheedling.
Sweep vbTo clean rooms, yards; or to clear away dust, dirt, litter, etc., with a broom, brush, or the like. 2. to brush swiftly and lightly over the surface of anything; as if brushing the surface of anything; to move in a stately manner. 3. to pass over anything comprehensively; to range through with rapidity; as, his eye sweeps through space. 4. to pass a broom across (a surface) so as to remove loose dirt, dust, etc.; to brush, or rub over, with a broom for the purpose of cleaning; as, to sweep a floor, the street, or a chimney. Used also figuratively, as in the wind sweeps the snow from the hills. 5. to carry with a long, swinging, or dragging motion; hence, to carry in a stately or proud fashion, like a peacock. 6. to strike with a long stroke. 8. to draw or drag something over; as, to sweep the bottom of a river with a net. 8. to pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation; as, to sweep the heavens with a telescope.
Sweep n.The act of sweeping. 2. the compass or range of a stroke; as, a long sweep.

3. the compass of any turning body or of any motion; as, the sweep of the eye. 4. the compass of anything flowing or brushing; as, the flood carried away everything within its sweep. 5. violent and general destruction; as, the sweep of an epidemic disease. 6. direction and extent of any motion not rectilinear; the sweep of a compass. direction or departure of a curve, a road, an arch, or the like, away from a rectilinear line. 8. a large oar used in small vessels, partly to propel them and partly to steer them. 9. a long pole, or piece of timber, moved on a horizontal fulcrum fixed to a tall post and used to raise and lower a bucket in a well for drawing water.

Sweep phr"Make a Clean Sweep" - the complete removal in an election of all sitting members.
Sweep phr"Sweep Aside" - to push or brush to one side. 2. to overcome an obstacle with little effect. 3. to ignore, brush off. 4. dismiss comment etc, continue as if it had not been made. 5. remove abolish by vigorous action.
Sweep phr"Sweep Away" - to remove something by, or as if they, by sweeping. 2. to overwhelm someone emotionally sweep someone off their feet. 3. remove, carry away with great force. 4. to completely destroy.
Sweep phr"Sweep In/Into" - return, be returned, to office easily, by clear majority.
Sweep phr"Sweep Off their Feet" - to seduce someone romantically. 2. fill with enthusiasm; capivate (a girl) to make her suddenly fall in love with you.
Sweep phr"Sweep Out" - to remove dirt by sweeping or brushing. 2. to remove someone from a place (where they are wanted). 3.(maths) to construct a three dimensional shape by rotation on a two dimensional one about the axis. 4. leave in a proud, lordly way.
Sweep phr"Sweep the Board (Clean)" - win all the prizes in a competition. 2. to take all the cards in a card game. 3. to get enough votes in an election to gain all the seats.
Sweep phr"Sweep the Threshold" - to announce to the world that the woman of the house is paramount.
Sweep phr"Sweep Up" - to clean by sweeping; collect dirt etc with a broom or brush. 2. to transport to shore by waves. 3. to overwhelm.
Sweepback nThe rearward angle of the leading edge of a wing or airfoil.
Sweep box nA slow evergreen ground cover Sarcococca humilis with insignificant white flowers with a sharp aroma of cinnamon and cloves.
Sweeper nOne who sweeps; a sweeper; specifically, a chimney sweeper. 2. a device for cleaning carpets. 3. in soccer football a defensive player usually behind the other defenders across the width of the field.
Sweeping nThe act of cleaning with a broom, etc.
Sweeping adjTaking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination;"a sweeping view of the river". 2. ignoring distinctions; "wholesale ruin " 3. wide-ranging, indiscriminate. 4. an instance of sweeping. 5. an activity of sweeping.
Sweeping adjWide, broad, effecting many things; encompassing.
Sweepingly advIn an encompassing manner.
Sweepingness nThe quality of sweeping; broadness of scope.
Sweeping-out phrA clearance, clear out, a purge.
Sweepings nDirt or refuse collected by sweeping.
Sweeplike adjCharacteristic of a sweep (in all senses).
Sweep-net nA large net which is let out from a boat in a wide curve and hauled in from the shore.
Sweep-out nThe removal of something by sweeping or brushing. 2. the removal of someone from a place (where they are wanted).
Sweep-washings nThe refuse and sweepings of shops in which gold and silver are worked.
Sweepy adjMoving with a sweeping motion. 2. having a sweeping motion. 3. sweepy in curves, as a river, stream.
Sweer adjGrievous, oppressive, heavy. 2. oppressed in mind, grieved, sad. 3. disinclined for effort, inactive, indolent, lazy, slothful. 4. sloth, reluctant, unwilling, disinclined to do something.
Sweerdom nState of grieving, oppression or sad. 2. indolence, sloth, disinclination, reluctance.
Sweerness nIndolence, laziness, sloth, unwillingness, disinclination.
Sweet adjHaving or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar. 2. having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; a sweet disposition; angelic, cherubic. 3. pleasing to the ear; dulcet, honeyed, mellifluous. 4. pleasing to the senses. 5. pleasing to the mind or feeling; gratifying. 6 having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous, odorous, perfumed, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling. 7. wines having a high residual sugar content; dry. 8. not containing or composed of salty or brackish water; fresh watered. 9. not soured or preserved; fresh. 10: with sweetening added; sugared, sweetened. 11 a food rich in sugar; confected. 12. the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth: sugary. 13. pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair; as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion. 14. fragrant; redolent; balmy. 15. sugary; dulcet saccharine; luscious.
Sweet nThat which is sweet to the taste; used chiefly in the plural; specifically: confectionery, sweetmeats, preserves, etc; home-made wines, cordials, metheglin, etc.

2. that which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume. 3. that which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the sweets of domestic life. 4. One who is dear to another; a darling; -- a term of endearment.

Sweet phr"All Sweetness and Light" - apparently good-tempered and friendly.
Sweet phr"Have a Sweet Tooth" - like eating sweet foods.
Sweet phr"She's Sweet" - (slang) all is well.
Sweet phr"Short and Sweet" - be very brief and to the point.
Sweet phr"Sweet and Light" - that which is good, pure and pleasant.
Sweet phr"Sweet and Sour" - between sweet and sour in taste. 2. having both positive and negative traits or inspiring good and bad feelings.
Sweet phr"Sweet As" - (elliptical 'sweet as hell') (slang): wonderful or extremely good.
Sweet phr"Sweet As Honey" - very sweet in taste. 2. (fig) very pleasant in speech, behavior, etc.
Sweet phr"Sweet As a Nut" - extremely good.
Sweet phr"Sweeten a Deal" - to offer some concessions or incentives.
Sweet phr"Sweeten the Pot" - to increase a wager. 2. to make something more desirable. 3. provide a few additional inducements.
Sweet phr"Sweeten Up" - to make sweeter to the taste.
Sweet phr"Sweet Hereafter" - heaven, paradise, as enjoyed in the afterlife. 2. the sweet hereafter, the great beyond.
Sweet phr"Sweet On/Upon (Somebody)" - to have a particular fondness for, or special interest in, as a young man 'love' for a young woman.
Sweet phr"Sweet Sixteen and Never Been Kissed" - past childhood but still young enough to be innocent, unworldly inexperienced.
Sweet phr"Sweet Young Thing" - an attractive young woman. 2. a sweet young woman. 3. a bright young thing (often used condescendingly by older people)
Sweet phr"The Sweets Of...." - the rewards of.
Sweetbox nA slow-growing evergreen ground cover Sarcococca humilis with insignificant white flowers with a sharp aroma of cinnamon and cloves.
Sweetbread nThe pancreas of an animal: the thymus distinguished respectively as the heart, stomach or belly (used as a food). 2. a bribe.
Sweet butter nUnsalted butter.
Sweet clover nA species of sweet-scented trefoil or clover, with clusters of small yellow or white flowers; melilot.
Sweet corn nCorn on the cob, maize.
Sweeten vbMake sweeter in taste; sweeten, dulcify, edulcorate, dulcorate. 2. make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable, to be sweet. 2. to make pleasing or grateful to the mind or feelings; as, to sweeten life; to sweeten friendship. 3. to make mild or kind; to soften; as, to sweeten the temper. 4. to make less painful or laborious; to relieve; as, to sweeten the cares of life. 5. to soften to the eye; to make delicate. 6. to make pure and salubrious by destroying noxious matter; as, to sweeten the air. 7. to make warm and fertile; - opposed to sour; as, to dry and sweeten soils. 8. to restore to purity; to free from taint; as, to sweeten water, butter, or meat.
Sweetening nA flavoring used to sweeten various kinds of food and drinks. 2. treacle, mollasses. 3. short-sweetening: sugar.
Sweetener n?????A substance used to sweeten food and drink. 2. (slang)a bribe or inducement.
Sweet fifteen nSee: "sweet sixteen"
Sweetful adjAs in look fully sweet and adorable, yet very tasteful. 2. innocent and adorable.
Sweetfully advIn a sweetful manner or look.
Sweet-gale nA branching shrub (Myrica gale), with both fertile and sterile flowers, in short, scaly catkins and resinous, dotted, fragrant leaves.???
Sweet grass nVarios species of aromatic grass, native to Northern Eurasia and North America.
Sweetheart na lover; girlfriend; girl of one's dreams.
Sweetheart deal nA transaction, business deal in which one party provides particularly favorable terms to the other, especially in suspicious circumstances.
Sweet-heartedness nThe state or quality of being sweet-hearted.
Sweethearthood nThe state or quality of being sweet-hearted.
Sweeting nThe sweet apple. 2. a sweetheart, dear one, darling.
Sweetish adjSomewhat or a little bit sweet.
Sweetishly advIn a sweet, kind, pleasant manner.
Sweetishness nThe quality of being sweetish
Sweet leaf nThe tropical shrub (Sauropus androgynous) the leaves of which are eaten as vegetable. 2. the horse sugar.
Sweet life nLa dolce vita.
Sweet-lifer nOne who is leading the sweet life or la dolca vivo.
Sweetly advIn a sweet and pleasant manner.
Sweetmaker nOne who makes confectionery for a living.
Sweetmaking nThe making of sweets for a living.
Sweet meal nWholemeal and sweet; used to describe digestive biscuits.
Sweetmeat nA sweet, confectionary, candy, preserve, small cake or other sugary delicacy.
Sweetness nThe condition of being sweet or sugary. 2. a pleasant disposition; kindness. 3. term of address for one's sweetheart.
Sweetness phr"Sweetness and Light" - harmony and reason (popularized as in terms artistic, cultural and moral and political doctrines and criticism) see "Sweet and light"
Sweet pea nA climbing garden plant cultivated for its large fragrant blooms.
Sweet pepper nA mild variety of capiscum used for pickling and a vegetable.
Sweetroot nLiquorice.
Sweets nSweet things to eat,, as puddings, cakes, jellies, lollies, etc. 2. the pleasures and gratifying things in life: the sweets of success.
Sweetshop nA shop selling predominantly confectionery. 2. a drug dealer.
Sweet sixteen nA girls sixteenth birthday. and related to the coming of age.
Sweet-smelling adjHaving a pleasant smell.
Sweetsome adjSweet, pleasant.
Sweetsop nThe sugar apple, Annona squamosa.
Sweetspire n plant of the genus Itea.
Sweet-talknSmooth, but often insincere and cajoling talk.
Sweet talk vbTo flatter,cajole,
Sweet talker nOne who flatters or cajoles.
Sweet-tooth nA taste or liking for sweet or sweetened food or drink.
Sweetwater nFresh water, usu. from pristine streams. 2. perfume or other sweet-smelling liquids.
Sweetweed nEither of the two tropical American weedof the figwort or plantain families.
Sweetwood nThe true laurel (Laurus nobilis). 2. the timber of the jamaican tree Oreodapne leucoxylon, or of various trealted trees.
Sweetwort nA sweet wort ; esp. the infusion of malt, before the hops are added in the making of beer.
Sweet-writer nA popular, esp. a sentimental or sugary writer.
Sweety adj(a term of address) a person who is much loved. 2. a sweetheart. 3. a fruit that is a crossbreed between a grapefruit and a pomelo, originating in Israel.
Sweet yarrow nSweet maudlin, Achillea ageratum.
Swell nThe act of swelling. 2. increase of power in style, or of rhetorical force. 3. a long series of ocean waves, generally produced by wind, and lasting after the wind has ceased. 4. (music) a gradual crescendo followed by diminuendo. 5. (music) a device for controlling the volume of a pipe organ. 6. (music) a division in a pipe organ, usually the largest enclosed division. 7. a hillock or similar raised area of terrain; a small hill, barrow. 8. (informal, dated) a person who dresses in a fancy or elegant manner. 9. (informal) a person of high social standing; an important person.
Swell vbTo become bigger, especially due to being engorged. 2. to cause to become bigger. 2. to grow gradually in force or loudness. 4. to raise to arrogance; to puff up; to inflate. 5. to be elated; to rise arrogantly. 6. to be turgid, bombastic, swelling words; a swelling style, bombastic. 7. to protuberate; to bulge out
Swell phr"Feeling Swell" - feeling happy, healthy.
Swell phr"Swell Up" - to be swollen. 2. rise to form a bulge on the skin.
Swellbox nA box or chamber in an organ that contains the reeds or a set of pipes and has shutters that open or shut usually by means of a pedal in order to regulate the volume of musical tone.
Swelldom n(Humorous) a person of rank and fashion; high society, the class of swells, collectively.
Swelled-head nAn exaggerated idea of one's abilities or status.
Swellfish nA plectognath fish that dilates itself, such as a puffer fish.
Swelling nThe state of being swollen. 2. anything swollen, especially any abnormally or morbidly swollen part of the body.
Swelling adjIncreasing, bulging.
Swellish adjSomewhat swollen.
Swellness nThe quality of being swollen.
Swelltoad nA swell or puffer fish.
Swelly adjTending to swell or bulge.
Swelt vbTo die, perish, to cause to perish. 2. to be ready to perish with the force of strong emotion or a fit of sickness. 2. to overcome, faint, swoon. 3. to be overcome or overpowered by with heat; to suffer oppressive heat, welt. 4. to burn or rage with fever. 5. to exude with heat. 6. to overheat, to broil, scorch; be overwhelm by heat. 7. "to swelt one's heat: to exert oneself to the utmost".
Swelt phr"Swelt One's Heat" - to exert oneself to the utmost.
Swelter nA hot, sweltering condition. 2. oppressive, humid heat.
Swelter vbTo suffer from oppressive heat, perspire from heat. 2. to cause to swelter. 3. to exude.
Sweltering adj(Of weather) hot and humid. oppressively and overpoweringly sticky.
Swench nTrial, labor, toil.
Swench vbTo trouble, harass, afflict. 2. to mortify.
Sweng nA stroke, blow; also, to various kinds of violent action, i.e. a fall or throw at wrestling; a swing at someone; a military attack or assault. 2. toil, labor, exertion.
Swenge vbTo shake, shatter, smite, dash, fling. 2. to beat, including eggs. 3. to make a dash more violently; to fling.
Swept Back adj(Of an aircraft wing) angled backwards from its attachment to the fuselage. 2. of a hairstyle swept back.
Sweptwing nOf an aircraft with sweptback wings.
Swerk vbIn OE. to become sad, troubled, gloomy. 2. to be or become dark.
Swerve nThe act of turning aside suddenly; swerve, swerving, veering. 2. an erratic deflection from an intended course; yaw,
Swerve vbTo stray; to wander; to rope. 2. to go out of a straight line; to deflect.

3. to wander from any line prescribed, or from a rule or duty; to depart from what is established by law, duty, custom, or the like; to deviate. 4. to bend; to incline. 5. to climb or move upward by winding or turning. 6. to turn sharply; change direction abruptly; swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut.

Swerve phr"Swerve From" - to change one's direction or aim.
Swerveless adjWithout deviation of swerving from a course.
Swerving nAn unpredictable change of direction.
Swervingly advIn a swerving manner, without deviation, indirectly.
Sweve vbTo sleep, sink to rest, become quiet. 2. to put to sleep or to death. 3. lull to rest; also to stupefy.
Sweven nA dream, vision, sleep, slumber.
Swevener nA dreamer.
Swevening adjDreaming.
Swey nNoise, din, clamor.
Swey vbTo make a sound, noise; to resound, move with noise.
Sweying adjNoisy, dinny, resounding.
Sweying nThe action of making noise or a din, etc.
Swie vbTo become silent.
Swift adjFast; quick; rapid. 2. capable of moving at high speeds.
Swift nA small plain-colored bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight. 2. any of certain lizards of the genus Sceloporus. 3. a moth of the family Hepialidae, swift moth, ghost moth. 4. a reel for winding yarn. 5. the main cylinder of a carding-machine. 6. a cooper's two-handed trimmer for cleaning off irregularities. 7. (obsolete) the current of a stream.
Swiftboat nA small, shallow draft water vessel used by US Navy for counter-insurgency operations (firstly during the Vietnam War).
Swiftboat vbTo put forth sensational negative stories about a political figure as part of a smear campaign, especially regarding their military record.
Swift foot nA bird, the courser.
Swift ground spider nNyssus coloripes.
Swift-handed adjCharacterized by quick, skilful movement of the hands. 2. quick to respond or react.
Swift-handedness nThe quality of being quick-handed.
Swiftie nSomeone or something that moves swiftly.
Swiftliness nThe state or condition of being or acting swiftly.
Swiftly advIn a swift manner; quickly; with quick motion or velocity; fleetly.
Swiftness nThe state of beig swift.
Swike nDeceit, deception, an act of deception, treachery, a trick. 2. a snare, trap.
Swike vbTo leave off, cease, to act deceitfully, practise deceit, to deceive, cheat, ensnare. 2. of a thing: to prove false, to disappoint the expectation of, to fail a person surprise, take unawares. 4. to get dishonestly, sneak.
Swike adjDeceitful, treacherous, traitorous, crafty, swikel.
Swikedom nA state or condition of deception, cheating, fraud.
Swikel adjDeceitful, treacherous, traitorous, crafty.
Swikeful adjDeceitful, treacherous,
Swikefully advIn a deceitful or treacherous manner.
Swikkely advDeceitfully, treacherously, craftily.
Swikelness nDeceitfulness, treachery, trickery.
Swiking nThe act of deception, deceit, sneakiness.
Swikingly advTreacherously, deceptively, craftily.
Swill nA mixture of solid and liquid food scraps. 2. any disgusting or distasteful liquid. 3. anything disgusting or worthless. 4. large quantity of liquid drunk at one swallow.
Swill vbTo drink (or, rarely, eat) greedily or to excess. 2. to wash (something) by flooding with water.3. to move (a liquid or liquid-filled vessel) in a circular motion. 4. (of a liquid) To move around or over a surface. 5. to inebriate; to fill with drink. 6. to feed swill to (pigs)
Swill phr"Swill Out" - claen a container etc by pouring water in andout of it; rinse (out).
Swill-belly nA drunkard.
Swiller nA person who swills something.
Swilling nThat swills or drinks greedily. 2. the act or action of drinking excessively.
Swilling adjAddicted to excessive drinking. 2. abundant, deep, profound.
Swilling-hole nA pool at the bend of a stream. 3. a hollow place. 4. a gutter washed out of the soil.
Swillings nSwill, hogwash.
Swillpot nA drunkard.
Swilly adjSwelly; eddish or whirlpool-like, turbulent.
Swim nThe clear part of a liquid which floats above the sediment. 2. the part of the river much frequented by fish or in which angler's fish. 3. an act or instance of swimming. 4. the air bladder of a fish. 5. the current of affairs or events, esp. the popular in business, politics, or opinion; chiefly "in the swim"
Swim vbTo float. 2. to move through the water, without touching the bottom; to propel oneself in water by natural means. 3. to become immersed in, or as if in, or flooded with, or as if with, a liquid. 4. to traverse (a specific body of water, or a specific distance) by swimming; or, to utilize a specific swimming stroke; or, to compete in a specific swimming event. 5. to cause to swim. 6. to be overflowed or drenched. 7. to immerse in water to make the lighter parts float. 8. to test (a suspected witch) by throwing into a river; those who floated rather than sinking were deemed to be witches. 9. to undergo a giddy sensation. 10. to immerse in water to make lighter parts float (to swim wheat in order to select seed).
Swim phr"In the Swim." - in the same company with; in league with an enterprise, scheme, game. 2. up-to-date; involved with the latest trend. 3. to be member of a group knowing what is going on.
Swim phr"Sink or Swim"" - commit to total success or failure.
Swim phr"Swim Against the Tide." - to go against prevailing opinion or thought. 2. to oppose conventionally held opinions and beliefs. 3. act , behave in a way that is opposite to most other people.
Swim phr"Swim Like a Fish" - be a very strong swimmer.
Swim phr"Swim the Thames" - to convert from roman Catholicism to Anglicism.
Swim phr"Swim Upstream" - to opt for a different course of action when a simpler or safer alternative is available; to make an unwise decision against sound advice.
Swim phr"Swim with the Stream" - to allow one's actions and principles to be guided solely by the force of prevailing public opinion.
Swim-bladder nThe current of affairs; especially of fashionable life; in the swim.????? 2. a gas-filled sac in fish used to maintain buoyancy.
Swime nDizziness, giddiness, a fit of giddiness; swooning; a swoon.
Swime adjGiddy, dizzy, stunning.
Swim fin nA flipper, footwear used while swimming for more speed.
Swim-in nA peaceful form of protest in which the people enter a swimming pool and refuse to leave.
Swim meet nA swimming competition (US term).
Swimmer nOne who swims. 2 a protuberance on the leg of a horse. 2. a webfooted aquatic bird. 3. a sperm.
Swimmering nGiddiness, dizziness, swoonliness.
Swimmer's ear nMedical term for otitis externa.
Swimmer's itch nA short term immune reaction occurring in the skin of humans infected by a water-borne mite.
Swimming nThe activity of moving oneself through water using one's arms and legs while buoyed up by the water, carried out by humans for amusement, exercise, sport or entertainment. 2. a giddy sensation.
Swimming-bath nA swimming pool, especially a public one.
Swimming bell nA bell-shaped part of a jelly fish (and similar organisms) that create by pulsating.
Swimming hole n(Australia and New Zealand) An area for swimming in a stream or river. 2. a deep hole in a shallow running stream, used for swimming.
Swimmingly advIn an easy, smooth progress; smoothly and without impediment; without uninterrupted success or prosper. 2. conspicuous success without éclat. 3. proceed successfully, well.
Swimmingness nA misty or moist appearance (of the eyes). 2. smooth, giddy movement.
Swimming pool nAn artificail indoor or outdoor pool for swimming.
Swimming-stone nA variety of porous quartz which can float for a short time.
Swimminess nDizziness, giddiness. 2. moist of eyes.
Swimmy adjInclined to dizziness or giddiness. 2. graceful, elegant. 3. of the eyes: tearful.
Swim shorts nA pair of shorts worn for swimming and bathing.
Swimway nA long, narrow walk in which swimming aanimals may be confined in order to study their behavior.
Swimwear nItems of clothing appropriate for swimming.
Swind vbOE: swindan. to waste away, languish, dwindle, decrease, vanish, disappear.
Swinden adjEnfeebled, enervated.
Swindle nVertigo, giddiness.??????/
Swindle phr"Swindle Out Of" - get money from somebody by fraud or deceit.?????
Swindling nA swimming feeling in the head, a woozy state, giddiness.
Swine nAny of various omnivorous, even-toed ungulates of the family Suidae. 2. (derogatory) a contemptible person (plural swines). 3. (slang, derogatory) A police officer; a "pig". 4. (slang, derogatory) something difficult or awkward; a pain.
Swine-backed nHaving a hogback. 2. conversely curved.
Swine bread nThe truffle or earthnut.
Swinecote nA pigsty.
Swine flesh nPork, fleshor meat of the pig.
Swineherd nA tender of swine or pigs.
Swine-herder nA person who looks after pigs.
Swine-herding nThe herding of swine or pigs.
Swinehood nThe the state or characteristic of being a swine.
Swinelike adjResembling swine.
Swineling nA small, young immature swine or pig.
Swinely adjPertaining to the characteristics of a pig.
Swineman nOne in charge of or specialising.
Swinestone nA type of limestone that emits an unpleasant odor when rubbed or struck; stinkstone,
Swing nA stroke with a weapon. 2. impulse, inclination, tendency. 3. freedom of action; free scope; free course; unrestrained liberty.. 3. the manner in which something is swung. 4. line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose, upon which anything may swing. 5. hanging seat in a children's playground, for acrobats in a circus, or on a porch for relaxing. 6. basic dance step in which a pair link hands and turn round together in a circle; a dance style. 7. (music) the genre of music associated with this dance style. 8. the amount of change towards or away from something. 9. (politics) in an election, the increase or decrease in the number of votes for opposition parties compared with votes for the incumbent party. 10.(cricket) sideways movement of the ball as it flies through the air. 11. the diameter that a lathe can cut. 12. in a musical theater production, a performer who understudies several roles. 13. capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter of the largest object that can be turned in it. 14. (boxing) a type of hook with the arm more extended.
Swing vbTo rotate about an off-centre fixed point. 2. to dance. 3. to ride on a swing 4. a sexual context: to participate in swinging lifestyle. 5. to hang on gallows. 6. at cricket, (of a ball), moving sideways in its trajectory. 7. to fluctuate or change. 7. to move an object backward and forward. 8. to change a numerical result. 9. to make something work. 10. music: to produce a bouncy, uneven rhythm. 11. in boxing, to move one's arm in a punching motion. 12. at dancing, to turn around in a small circle with one's partner.
Swing phr"Get In the Swing of Things" - adopt an (existing) routine.
Swing phr"Go With the Swing" - occur successfully, without difficulty"
Swing phr"I Don't Care If I Swing for" - to imply that one party wll murder the other and as a result 'swing' or be hanged for the crime.
Swing phr"In Full Swing" - happening vigorously; be very active. 2. going splendidly; everything prosperous and in perfect order.
Swing phr"It Went with a Swing" - said of a ceremony , function, entertainment, etc., that passed of without a hitch and was a great success.
Swing phr"Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat" - confined, cramped for space; a very small place..
Swing phr"Swing and Miss" - (an allusion to cricket, baseball, boxing) a sincere but unsuccesful try or attempt.
Swing phr"Swing At" - swing one's fist etc in an attempt to hit someone or something.
Swing phr"Swing by"- to pay a brief informal visit.
Swing phr"Swing Off" - to steer one's bike to the side in order to allow other riders to overtake.
Swing phr"Swing That Way" - to be of a certain sexual preference.
Swing phr"Swing the Lead" - to avoid work, especially by pretending to be ill; to shirk; to malinger. 2. try to deceive with false or exaggerated account of something; especially feign illness in order to avoid work, duty etc. 3. to cheat an employer by not working while being paid to do so.
Swing phr"Swing Through" - to visit a place for a short time on your way to another place. 2. to visit a person or lace . 3. to visit a person or to be visited by someone; to visit, quickly go around; call on.
Swing bin nA rubbish bin with a lid that closed after use,
Swing boat nA boat-shaped car, or swing, used on fair grounds.
Swing bridge nA swing bridge is a movable bridge that has as its primary structural support a vertical locating pin and support ring, usually at or near to its center of gravity, about which the turning span can then pivot horizontally as shown in the animated illustration to the right. Small swing bridges as found over canals may be pivoted only at one end, opening as would a gate, but require substantial underground structure to support the pivot.

In its closed position, a swing bridge carrying a road or railway over a river or canal, for example, allows traffic to cross. When a water vessel needs to pass the bridge, road traffic is stopped (usually by traffic signals and barriers), and then motors rotate the bridge horizontally about its pivot point. The typical swing bridge will rotate approximately 90 degrees, or one-quarter turn; however, a bridge which intersects the navigation channel at an oblique angle may be built to rotate only 45 degrees, or one-eighth turn, in order to clear the channel.

Swing dog nOne of the sled dogs directly behind the lead dog, who helps sets the pace.
Swing door nA door that is opened by either pushing or pulling from either side (i.e. opens both ways) and is not normally capable of being locked.
Swinge nSway, power, rule, authority. 2. freedom or action; free scope, licence, liberty to follow one's inclination. 3. impetus, impulse, driving power (of something non-physical as passion, will). 4. a blow, a hard strike
Swinge vbTo beat, to flog, whip, thrash. 2. to chastise, castigate, to pay out, serve out. 2. to pillory. 3. to bear heavily on. 4. to brandish, flourish, to lash the tail or something with a tail. 5, to cut down with a scythe. 6. to bear sway over. 7. to indulge one's inclination.
Swingeing nThe action of scourging, flogging, beating; dealing with blows. 2. very large, thumping.
Swingeing adjScourging, flogging, something that swings. 2. with great or large huge, intense.
Swingel nA whip, swingle, flail.
Swinger nOne who acts vigorously and forcibly; a powerful fellow. 2. something forcible or effective. 3. a great or bold lie. 4. a forcible blow or stroke. 5. one who seeks multiple sexual relationships simultaneously. 6. a member of a group of people who agree to exchange on a casual basis 7. a rogue, rascal, scoundrel.
Swing frame nThe frame of the motorcycle, where the real time is suspended by shock absorbers.
Swinging nThe act or motion of that which swings. 2. an activity where couples engage in sexual activity with different partners.
Swinging adj(informal):fine, good, successful.
Swinging door nA door that is opened by either pushing or pulling from either side (i.e. opens both ways) and is not normally capable of being locked.
Swingingly advWith a swinging motion. 2. very well or with great success, splendidly.
Swingingness nThe quality of being swinging in jazz music. 2. activities where couples engage in sexual activity with different partners.
Swinglike adjResembling or characteristic of a swing (in various senses).
Swing loan nA bridge loan: a sum of money loan or borrowed for a short period of time in order to cover expenses until new expected funds become available.
Swing-plough nA plough without a forewheel under the beam.
Swing saw nA pendulum.
Swing shift n(US) A work shift between a day shift and a night shift, such as from 4PM to midnight, and the group of workers scheduled to work such a shift at a facility. 2.(US) a system of shifts where each worker alternates between day shifts and night shifts.
Swing-wing nAn aircraft wing that can move from a right-angled to a swept-back position.
Swingy adjHaving a swinging motion. 2. Characteristic of swing music. 3. having many swing voters.
Swinishly advIn a swinish manner.
Swingle nA wooden instrument resembling a sword, used for beating and scraping flax or hemp so as to cleanse it of wooly and coarse particles. 2. a weapon resembling a flail. 3. a kind of cudgel. 4. a clapper of a bell.
Swingling nGiddiness, vertigo, dizziness.
Swingy adjCharacterized by swing. 2. (of a skirt or dress) designed to swing with body movement.
Swinish adjDisposition of a swine; hoggish, piggish, sensual, gluttonous, coarse, beastly, degraded in nature.
Swinishly advIn a swinish or uncouth manner.
Swinishness nState or condition of being swinish: coarse, piggish, gluttonous, beastly.
Swink nTrouble, affliction, labor, toil, heavy drinking, intoxicative.
Swink vbTo labor, toil, work, hard and exertly. 2. to to journey or travel. 3. to gain by labour. 4. to cause to toil. 5. to set to hard work. 6. to overwork, to work overhard. 7. to drink deeply.
Swinked adjWearied by overwork or toil.
Swinker nOne who swinks, a labourer, worker, toiler.
Swinkful adjFull of toil and trouble; disastrous, troublesome. 2. irksome, painful, distressing. 2. hardworking, industrious, diligent.
Swinkfulness nDiligence, toil, trouble.
Swinkhood nThe state of laboring, industry or toiling. 2. the state of being in trouble, distress.
Swinking adjThat swinks, labours, involving toil, labourous I effort or exertion, toilsome.
Swinkless adjFree or devoid of toil, labour, diligence, distress, irk, pain.
Swip nSee "swaip" - a stroke, blow, a rush, a forcible movement.
Swip vbSee "swaip." -- to strike, hit, smite. 2. to wield a weapon forcibly, esp. in a downward direction. 3. to dea a blow. 4. to move in haste or violently; make a dash, escape, slip away.
Swiple nThe swinging part of the flail.
Swipping nThe act of striking, involving moving quickly.
Swipperly adjCraftily, cunningly, quickly, nimbly, actively.
Swire nThe neck; a neck. 2. hollow near the summit or a mountain or hill. 3. a gentle depressiom between two hills or mountain-tops.
Swire-bone nThe neck bone.
Swireforth adv}Headlong; neck forward.
Swith adjOf a rapid rate, very quickly, swiftly. 2. without delay, forthwith; immediately; directly, at once.
Swither nThe right side or hand; withershins.
Swither vbTo hesitate, vacillate.
Swithly advQuickly, rapidly, without delay.
Swithness nQuickness; swiftness.
Swive vbTo have sexual intercourse. 2. to copulate. 3. to move in a course sweep.
Swive nThe act of swiven; copulation.
Swivel vbTo turn as if a part on a pivot or pin.
Swivel nA couple that permits parts to rotate.
Swiveled adjTurning as if a part on a pivot or pin.
Swivel-eyed adjHaving a squint; squintng.
Swivel-hipped adjHaving an exaggerated swinging motion of the hips when walking.
Swivel-hook nA rotating hook used in a wardrobe.
Swiveling nThe motion of something that swivels.
Swiver nOne who is given to sexual intercourse or indulgence; a copulator.
Swiving nThe act or process of copulating; copulation.
Swiweek nHoly week.
Swole nSweat, perspiration.
Swollenness nThe state or condition of being swollen.
Swollen adjDistended.
Swollen-headed adjConceited.
Swon nA swineherd.
Swoon nA faint. 2. an infatuation.
Swoon vbTo faint.
Swooner nOne who faints. 2. one who is infatuated.
Swoonily advIn a swoony manner.
Swooning adjFainting, syncopative.
Swoonless adjWithout swooning; not prone to swooning.
Swoony adjTending to swoon or faint.
Swoop vbTo fly or glide downwards suddenly; to plunge (in the air) or nosedive. 2. to move swiftly, as if with a sweeping movement, especially to attack something. 2. to fall on at once and seize; to catch while on the wing. 3. to seize; to catch up; to take with a sweep. 4. to pass with pomp; to sweep.
Swoop nMid 16th century (in the sense ‘sweep along in a stately manner’): perhaps a dialect variant of Old English swāpan (see sweep). The early sense of the noun was ‘a blow, stroke’An instance, or the act of suddenly plunging downward. 2. the quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. 3. a sudden act of seizing. 4. (music) A quick passage from one note to the next.
Swoop vbTo carry off abruptly. 2. to make a sudden attack. 3. swoop down as a bird in hunting.
Swoop phr"At One Fell Swoop" - one stroke, one action or event with many results; simultaneously; all at the same time. 2. in one sudden and disastrous happening.
Swoop phr"Swoop Down On" - descend suddenly to seize or attack.
Swooping nThe motion of something that swoops. 2. having a swooping shape.
SwoopyadjHaving a swooping motion or shape.
Sword nA long-bladed weapon with a hilt, and usually a pommel and cross-guard, which is designed to stab, slash, and/or hack. 2. (tarot) a suit in the minor arcana in tarot. 3. (tarot) a card of this suit. 4. (weaving) one of the end bars by which the lay of a hand loom is suspended. 5. (heraldry) the weapon, often used as a heraldic charg
Sword phr"Be a Two-edged Sword" - to involve both advantages and disadvantages of similar signifance.
Sword phr"Fire and Sword" - rapine and destruction perpetrated by an invading army.
Sword phr"Hold a Sword at Someone's Throat" - to exert an undue pressure on another person in an endeavour to achieve a result which would otherwise not be forthcoming.
Sword phr"Put To the Sword" - to slay wholesale.
Sword phr"Sheathe the Sword" - to cease from, warfare.
Sword n"Turn Swords to Plowshares" - a concept in which military weapons or technologies are converted for peaceful application.
Sword phrYour Tongue is a Two-edged Sword" - whatever you say wounds; your argument cuts both ways.
Sword arm n(Fencing - the arm in which one sword is normally held.
Sword-bearer nOne who bears or carries a sword.
Sword-belt nA belt in an attachment for the sword, used to carry it when not in use.
Sword bill nA humming bird, with a very long slender bill, exceeding the length of the body of the bird.
Sword-breaker nA short sword of dagger, with a deeply notched or ??? bladedesigned to catch or grapple the opponent's weapon.
Sword-brother nA comrade in arms.
Swordcraft nKnowledge or skill in the use of the sword. 2. management by the sword, military skill, or military power.
Sworded adjHaving or furnished with a sword.
Sworder nGladiator, swordsman.
Sword-fighter nOne who fights with a sword in a military competition.
Sword-fighting nDueling with swords; fighting an opponent when both are using swords as a weapons.
Swordfish nA large marinfe fish with a sword-like upper jaw.
Sword grass nAny of the various grasses with blades that are sharp enough to cut human skin.
Sword hand nThe hand in which one's sword is normally held.
Sword knot nA simple cord attached to the hilt of a sword of a mounted soldier.
Swordless adjWithout a sword.
Swordlike adjResembling a sword.
Sword lily nGladiolus flowering plant.
Swordmaker nA person who makes swords.
Swordmaking nThe manufacture of swords.
Swordplay nFighting with swords; verbal combat.
Swordsman nA person skilled in the use of a sword.
Swordsmanship nSkill as a swordsman; skill in using a sword.
Swordsmith nA maker of swords.
Swordsmithing nThe making of swords.
Swordstick nA walking stick concealing a sword.
Sword-swallower nA performer who performs sword-swallowing.
Sword-swallowing nThe act of passing a sword through the mouth and down the esophagus to the stomach and then removing it.
Swordtail nA very popular aquarium fish, Xiphophorous helleri. 2. the horseshoe crab
Swordwork nCombat using a sword; sword play.
Sworn adjGiven or declared under oath.
Swornbroker n(Historicl) a London broker who is sworn before the court of aldermen to maintain honesty in dealing.
Sworn friends nFaithful friends.
Swother vbTo sleep, slumber, nap. 2. swoon, faint.
Swother nSlumber, sleep, drowsiness. 2. swodder.
Swough vbTo sigh, moan, groan. 2. to swoon, droop.
Swow adjFainting, in a swoon, "dead," silent.
Swow vbTo faint, sleep, be silent.
Swowing adjSwooning.
Swike nA rivulet, stream, esp. one flowing through marshy ground, and seasonal. 2. a sike.
Swythe advInstantly, speedily, rapidly. (swithe, swiftly)
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