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Meaning of SWASH

Pronunciation:  swâsh

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

SWASH is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Swash\, a. [Cf. {Swash}, v. i., {Squash}, v. t.]
    Soft, like fruit too ripe; swashy. [Prov. Eng.] --Pegge.
  3. \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
    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.
  4. \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.