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Meaning of SWEAT

Pronunciation:  swet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
  2. [n]  salty fluid secreted by sweat glands; "sweat poured off his brow"
  3. [n]  condensation of moisture on a cold surface; "the cold glasses were streaked with sweat"
  4. [n]  agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"
  5. [v]  excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; "Exercise makes one sweat"

SWEAT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: effort, elbow grease, exertion, fret, lather, perspiration, perspire, stew, sudate, sudor, swither, travail
 See Also: agitation, application, condensate, condensation, detrition, difficulty, diligence, egest, eliminate, excrete, exercise, exercising, friction, H2O, labor, labour, least effort, least resistance, overexertion, overkill, pass, physical exercise, physical exertion, pull, rubbing, secretion, strain, straining, struggle, supererogation, sweat off, swelter, toil, trouble, water, workout



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sweat\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sweat} or {Sweated} (Obs.
    {Swat}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sweating}.] [OE. sweten, AS.
    sw[ae]tan, fr. sw[=a]t, n., sweat; akin to OFries. & OS.
    sw[=e]t, D. zweet, OHG. sweiz, G. schweiss, Icel. sviti,
    sveiti, Sw. svett, Dan. sved, L. sudor sweat, sudare to
    sweat, Gr. ?, ?, sweat, ? to sweat, Skr. sv[=e]da sweat, svid
    to sweat. [root]178. Cf. {Exude}, {Sudary}, {Sudorific}.]
    1. To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin;
       to perspire. --Shak.
    2. Fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge.
             He 'd have the poets sweat.           --Waller.
    3. To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap.
  2. \Sweat\, v. t.
    1. To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to
       perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by
       most powerful sudorifics.
    2. To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude.
             It made her not a drop for sweat.     --Chaucer.
             With exercise she sweat ill humors out. --Dryden.
    3. To unite by heating, after the application of soldier.
    4. To get something advantageous, as money, property, or
       labor from (any one), by exaction or oppression; as, to
       sweat a spendthrift; to sweat laborers. [Colloq.]
    {To sweat coin}, to remove a portion of a piece of coin, as
       by shaking it with others in a bag, so that the friction
       wears off a small quantity of the metal.
             The only use of it [money] which is interdicted is
             to put it in circulation again after having
             diminished its weight by ``sweating'', or otherwise,
             because the quantity of metal contains is no longer
             consistent with its impression.       --R. Cobden.
  3. \Sweat\, n. [Cf. OE. swot, AS. sw[=a]t. See {Sweat}, v.
    1. (Physiol.) The fluid which is excreted from the skin of an
       animal; the fluid secreted by the sudoriferous glands; a
       transparent, colorless, acid liquid with a peculiar odor,
       containing some fatty acids and mineral matter;
       perspiration. See {Perspiration}.
             In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread.
                                                   --Gen. iii.
    2. The act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats;
       hence, labor; toil; drudgery. --Shak.
    3. Moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay
       or grain in a mow or stack. --Mortimer.
    4. The sweating sickness. [Obs.] --Holinshed.
    5. (Man.) A short run by a race horse in exercise.
    {Sweat box} (Naut.), a small closet in which refractory men
       are confined.
    {Sweat glands} (Anat.), sudoriferous glands. See under
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are swSeeing or eating, suggests that you are experiencing some overwhelming anxiety, stress, fear, or nervousness in your life. This dream may serve to remind you that in order to achieve success, you need to endure the struggle and efforts that go along with success. Alternatively, it may signify a kind of cleansing or ridding of bad karma. You may be going through an emotional cool-off period.