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billow

bil·low

billow

 
pronunciation:
bI lo
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large wave or surge in the ocean; swell.
The ship was tossed in the billows.
synonyms:
surge, swell, wave
similar words:
breaker, crest, roll
definition 2: a surging mass that resembles a wave or swell of water.
We watched the billows of clouds.
synonyms:
surge, swell, wave
similar words:
puff, roll
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: billowed, billowing, billows
definition: to surge or swell, as an ocean wave.
Smoke billowed from the chimney.
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synonyms:
roll, surge, swell
similar words:
balloon, bosom, heave, rise, undulate, wax
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to surge or swell.
The wind billowed the sails of the ship.
synonyms:
puff, swell
similar words:
dilate, distend, expand, flutter, inflate, roll
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