Definitions for: Swash


[n] the movement or sound of water; "the swash of waves on the beach"
[v] act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
[v] show off
[v] dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the baby's face with water"
[v] make violent, noisy movements



Webster (1913) Definition: Swash, n. [Cf. Swash, v. i., Squash, v. t.] (Arch.)
An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the
work. --Moxon.

Swash plate (Mach.), a revolving circular plate, set
obliquely on its shaft, and acting as a cam to give a
reciprocating motion to a rod in a direction parallel to
the shaft.


Swash, a. [Cf. Swash, v. i., Squash, v. t.]
Soft, like fruit too ripe; swashy. [Prov. Eng.] --Pegge.


Swash, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swashed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Swashing.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. svasska
to splash, and, for sense 3, Sw. svassa to bully, to
rodomontade.]
1. To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water
swashing on a shallow place.

2. To fall violently or noisily. [Obs.] --Holinshed.

3. To bluster; to make a great noise; to vapor or brag.


Swash, n.
1. Impulse of water flowing with violence; a dashing or
splashing of water.

2. A narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand
bank, or between a sand bank and the shore, or a bar over
which the sea washes.

3. Liquid filth; wash; hog mash. [Obs.]

4. A blustering noise; a swaggering behavior. [Obs.]

5. A swaggering fellow; a swasher.

Synonyms: blow, bluster, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, plash, shoot a line, spatter, splash, splatter, splosh, swagger, tout, vaunt

See Also: act, amplify, behave, crow, disperse, do, dot, dust, exaggerate, gloat, go, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, locomote, magnify, move, moving ridge, overdraw, overstate, puddle, puff, scatter, slosh, slosh around, slush, slush around, sprinkle, travel, triumph, wave

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