Definition of Swell


  • a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    - fashion plate
  • a crescendo followed by a decrescendo
  • a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
  • the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    - crestless wave


  • cause to become swollen
    "The water swells the wood"
  • come up, as of a liquid
    "Tears well in her eyes"
    "the currents well up"
  • come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)
    "Strong emotions welled up"
    "Smoke swelled from it"
    - well up
  • expand abnormally
    "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
    - swell up
  • become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
    "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"
    - puff up
  • increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
    "The music swelled to a crescendo"


  • very good
    "he did a bully job"
    "a neat sports car"
    "had a great time at the party"
    "you look simply smashing"
    - bang up - not bad - slap up
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Swell

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Unscramble swell

16 unscramble word found using the letters swell.

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