billow definition

  • noun:
    • A large revolution or swell of liquid.
    • a sizable wave or swell of liquid.
    • a fantastic swell, rise, or undulating size, as of smoke or noise.
    • A great swell, surge, or undulating size, as of smoke or noise.
    • a sizable revolution, swell, rise, or undulating mass of anything, including liquid, smoke, textile or noise
    • a big trend, swell, surge, or undulating size of something, such as liquid, smoke, fabric or sound
    • a good wave or rise of ocean or any other liquid, caused typically by violent wind.
    • outstanding wave or surge associated with water or other liquid, caused usually by violent wind.
    • outstanding trend or flooding of such a thing.
    • A great trend or flood of such a thing.
    • a good wave or rise for the ocean, occasioned usually by a violent wind: much used in figurative programs, and frequently, particularly in the plural, because simply comparable to wave: as, the billows of sadness rolled over him.
    • an excellent wave or surge for the ocean, occasioned often by a violent wind: much used in figurative applications, and sometimes, particularly in the plural, as simply equal to wave: as, the billows of sadness rolled over him.
    • Synonyms See wave.
    • Synonyms See trend.
    • a big water trend
    • a large sea revolution
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To surge or move in billows.
    • To surge or roll in billows.
    • To swell away or bulge: sheets billowing in snap.
    • To enlarge aside or bulge: sheets billowing when you look at the piece of cake.
    • To surge; to increase and move in waves or surges; to undulate.
    • To surge; to increase and roll in waves or surges; to undulate.
  • verb-transitive:
    • resulting in to billow: wind that billowed the sails.
    • To cause to billow: wind that billowed the sails.
  • verb:
    • To surge or roll in billows
    • To surge or move in billows
    • To swell aside or bulge
    • To enlarge away or bulge
    • become inflated
    • come to be inflated
    • move with great trouble
    • move with great difficulty
    • rise and move, as with waves or billows
    • increase and move, like in waves or billows
    • arise just as if in waves
    • arise as if in waves
  • others:
    • To enlarge; rise and roll in big waves or surges.
    • To enlarge; rise and roll in big waves or surges.
    • to improve in waves or billows.
    • To raise in waves or billows.

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