swelling, present participle; swelled, past tense; swells, 3rd person singular present; swollen, past participle;
(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
conceited: characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool"; "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance"; "an egotistical disregard of others"; "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty"; "growing ever more swollen-headed and ...
(swell) the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
(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"
(swell) increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"
(swell) a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
(swell) become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"
(Swell (band)) 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.
(Swell (bookbinding)) 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. ...
(Swell (ocean)) A swell, in the context of an ocean, sea or lake, is a formation of long-wavelength surface waves. ...
(The Swell) 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. ...
(swollenness) The state or condition of being swollen
(swell) 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 ...
(Swell) Wonderful. Also: a rich man.
(swell) Large smooth waves that do not crest. Swells are formed by wind action over a long distance.
Waves! Swell, or Groundswell refers to solid, real waves (as apposed to rubbish wind chop)
(Swell) Caused by waves formed by past wind, or wind at a distance.
(Swell) A casting defect consisting of an increase in metal section due to the displacement of sand by metal pressure.
(Swell) Increased volume of a specimen, caused by immersion in a fluid (usually liquid).
(swell) a long wave that moves without breaking
(Swell) Wind-generated waves that have traveled out of their generating area.