swelling, present participle; swelled, past tense; swells, 3rd person singular present; swollen, past participle;
Excellent; very good
you're looking swell
a swell boulevard
(esp. of a part of the body) Become larger or rounder in size, typically as a result of an accumulation of fluid
her bruised knee was already swelling up
the sky was black and swollen with rain
Become or make greater in intensity, number, amount, or volume
the murmur swelled to a roar
the swelling ranks of Irish singer-songwriters
the city's population was swollen by refugees
Be intensely affected or filled with a particular emotion
she felt herself swell with pride
A full or gently rounded shape or form
the soft swell of her breast
A gradual increase in sound, amount, or intensity
there was a swell of support in favor of him
A welling up of a feeling
a swell of pride swept over George
A slow, regular movement of the sea in rolling waves that do not break
there was a heavy swell
A mechanism for producing a crescendo or diminuendo in an organ or harmonium
A person of wealth or high social position, typically one perceived as fashionable or stylish
a crowd of city swells
Excellently; very well
everything was just going swell
bang-up: very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"
the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"
a crescendo followed by a decrescendo
Swell is an indie rock band formed in San Francisco in 1989 when David Freel (vocals/guitar) and Sean Kirkpatrick (drums) decided to record an album.
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. ...
A swell, in the context of an ocean, sea or lake, is a formation of long-wavelength surface waves. Swells are far more stable in their directions and frequency than normal wind waves, having often travelled long distances since their formation by tropical storms or other wind systems.
M.I.A. was a 1980s punk rock band from Orange County, California. The band's sound was generally hardcore and thrasher, though they produced more melodic and progressive sounds in their later albums. ...
(The Swells) "The Swells" is the 57th episode of the FOX television series, The O.C.. The episode was written by J. J. Philbin and was directed by Michael Fresco. It originally aired on Tuesday November 10, 2005.
A long series of ocean waves, generally produced by wind, and lasting after the wind has ceased; A gradual crescendo followed by diminuendo; A device for controlling the volume of a pipe organ; A division in a pipe organ, usually the largest enclosed division; A hillock or similar raised area ...
(SWELLS) Ocean waves of regular and longer duration than wind waves.
(Swells) A swell is defined as an increase to between 1.1 and 1.8 Pu in rms voltage or current at the power frequency for durations from 0.5 cycle to 1 minute. The term "momentary overvoltage" is also used as a synonym for the term swell. ...
(Swells) Offshore waves that may be generated thousands of miles away. Usually easier to navigate than wave chop, which is steeper and much more frequent. Swells generally become a problem when they near land, as their height increases.
(Swells) a snake arm, Persian arm, Medusa arm, etc done simultaneously instead of in opposition.
(swells) Unsalable items with expanded containers or lids signifying faulty food handling, processing or sealing. See swell allowance; bloating.
Any system of water waves which has left its generating area.
Succession of long and unbroken waves that are not due to meteorological conditions in the vicinity. Generally due to wind at a distance from the position.
Increased volume of a specimen, caused by immersion in a fluid (usually liquid).
Large smooth waves that do not crest. Swells are formed by wind action over a long distance.
Wind-generated waves that have traveled out of their generating area.
Increase of bulk in soil or rock when excavated.
Long drawn out waves created by the prevailing wind or a distant weather pattern.
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.