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Meaning of BILLOW

Pronunciation:  'bilow

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

BILLOW is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. A great wave or flood of anything. --Milton.
  2. \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.
Thesaurus Terms
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