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Etymology

1. swell

verb. ['ˈswɛl'] increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity.

Antonyms

  • unkindness

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Swell

  • antipersonell
  • industrielle
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  • marcantel
  • mademoiselle
  • sanmiguel
  • materiel
  • jeanmichele
  • esquivel
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  • clientele
  • carrasquel
  • carbonell
  • anfal
  • ransdell
  • quesnel
  • postrelle
  • personnel
  • nepl
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  • mirabel
  • lyondell
  • get-well
  • gabriele
  • futrell
  • frenzel
  • dantrell
  • cantrelle
  • cantrell
  • bracknell

Example sentences of the word swell


1. Verb, base form
Excess DHT can bind to the prostate and cause it to swell.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Creaming butter with sugar may create tiny air spaces around the sugar crystals, which swell in oven heat.

Quotes containing the word swell


1. Some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up and touch everything. If you never let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you.
- E.L. Konigsburg

2. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.--as quoted in THE RIVER OF WINGED DREAMS
- Abraham Lincoln

2. swell

verb. ['ˈswɛl'] expand abnormally.

Synonyms

  • vesicate
  • blow up
  • intumesce
  • puff up
  • belly
  • puff
  • tumesce
  • expand
  • distend
  • puff out
  • swell up
  • tumefy
  • bloat
  • blister

Antonyms

  • import
  • natural object
  • evil
  • immoral

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. swell

noun. ['ˈswɛl'] the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea.

Synonyms

  • moving ridge
  • wave
  • heavy swell
  • ground swell

Antonyms

  • plain
  • contract
  • obfuscate
  • generalize

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. swell

verb. ['ˈswɛl'] become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger.

Synonyms

  • puff up
  • behave
  • do

Antonyms

  • badness
  • unsoundness
  • unskilled
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. swell

noun. ['ˈswɛl'] a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor).

Synonyms

  • natural elevation

Antonyms

  • narrow
  • disobedient

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. swell

verb. ['ˈswɛl'] come up, as of a liquid.

Synonyms

  • well
  • come up
  • rise up
  • rise

Antonyms

  • maleficence
  • immorality
  • malignity
  • undesirability

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. swell

noun. ['ˈswɛl'] a crescendo followed by a decrescendo.

Antonyms

  • exhale

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. swell

adjective. ['ˈswɛl'] very good.

Synonyms

  • slap-up
  • good
  • bully
  • bang-up
  • cracking
  • dandy
  • corking
  • groovy
  • neat
  • nifty
  • peachy
  • keen
  • not bad
  • great

Antonyms

  • understate
  • deflate
  • reduce
  • criticize

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. swell

verb. ['ˈswɛl'] come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things).

Synonyms

  • develop
  • well up
  • spring up
  • grow
  • originate
  • rise
  • arise

Antonyms

  • inoperative
  • unsound
  • stale
  • distant

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. swell

noun. ['ˈswɛl'] a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance.

Synonyms

  • beau
  • cockscomb
  • coxcomb
  • fashion plate
  • man
  • dude
  • dandy
  • clotheshorse
  • macaroni
  • adult male
  • fop
  • gallant

Antonyms

  • worse
  • unfavorable
  • unrespectable
  • worst

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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