Definitions for: Billow


[n] a large sea wave
[v] become inflated; "The sails ballooned"
[v] rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged forward"
[v] billow forth; as of smoke or waves
[v] move with great difficulty; "The soldiers billowed across the muddy riverbed"



Webster (1913) Definition: Bil"low, n. [Cf. Icel. bylgja billow, Dan. b["o]lge,
Sw. b["o]lja; akin to MHG. bulge billow, bag, and to E.
bulge. See Bulge.]
1. A great wave or surge of the sea or other water, caused
usually by violent wind.

Whom the winds waft where'er the billows roll.
--Cowper.

2. A great wave or flood of anything. --Milton.


Bil"low, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Billowed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Billowing.]
To surge; to rise and roll in waves or surges; to undulate.
``The billowing snow.'' --Prior.

Synonyms: balloon, heave, inflate, surge, surge, wallow

See Also: blow up, cloud, expand, go, inflate, locomote, move, moving ridge, reflate, soar, soar up, soar upwards, travel, wave, zoom

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