Definitions for: Wallow


[n] an indolent or clumsy rolling about; "a good wallow in the water"
[n] a puddle where animals go to wallow
[v] delight greatly in; "wallow in your success!"
[v] devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure; "Wallow in luxury"; "wallow in your sorrows"
[v] be ecstatic with joy
[v] roll around, as of a pig in mud
[v] billow forth; as of smoke or waves



Webster (1913) Definition: Wal"low, n.
1. Act of wallowing.

2. A place to which an animal comes to wallow; also, the
depression in the ground made by its wallowing; as, a
buffalo wallow.


Wal"low, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wallowed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Wallowing.] [OE. walwen, AS. wealwian; akin to Goth.
walwjan (in comp.) to roll, L. volvere; cf. Skr. val to turn.
[root]147. Cf. Voluble Well, n.]
1. To roll one's self about, as in mire; to tumble and roll
about; to move lazily or heavily in any medium; to
flounder; as, swine wallow in the mire.

I may wallow in the lily beds. --Shak.

2. To live in filth or gross vice; to disport one's self in a
beastly and unworthy manner.

God sees a man wallowing in his native impurity.
--South.

3. To wither; to fade. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]


Wal"low, v. t.
To roll; esp., to roll in anything defiling or unclean.
``Wallow thyself in ashes.'' --Jer. vi. 26.


Wal"low, n.
A kind of rolling walk.

One taught the toss, and one the new French wallow.
--Dryden.

Synonyms: billow, rejoice, revel, triumph, welter

See Also: axial motion, axial rotation, be on cloud nine, cloud, delight, enjoy, exult, indulge, jump for joy, move, mud puddle, revel, roll, soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, walk on air, zoom

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