Definitions for "Swell"
Keywords:  crest, flatter, apposed, billow, wave
To rise or be driven into waves or billows; to heave; as, in tempest, the ocean swells into waves.
To be elated; to rise arrogantly.
A wave, or billow; especially, a succession of large waves; the roll of the sea after a storm; as, a heavy swell sets into the harbor.
To grow larger; to dilate or extend the exterior surface or dimensions, by matter added within, or by expansion of the inclosed substance; as, the legs swell in dropsy; a bruised part swells; a bladder swells by inflation.
To increase in size or extent by any addition; to increase in volume or force; as, a river swells, and overflows its banks; sounds swell or diminish.
To increase the size, bulk, or dimensions of; to cause to rise, dilate, or increase; as, rains and dissolving snow swell the rivers in spring; immigration swells the population.
To be puffed up or bloated; as, to swell with pride.
To act in a pompous, ostentatious, or arrogant manner; to strut; to look big.
To raise to arrogance; to puff up; to inflate; as, to be swelled with pride or haughtiness.
To protuberate; to bulge out; as, a cask swells in the middle.
Increase or augmentation in bulk; protuberance.
A thickening or enlarged place in an ore body or vein.
A showy, dashing person; a dandy.
Having the characteristics of a person of rank and importance; showy; dandified; distinguished; as, a swell person; a swell neighborhood.
Keywords:  sean, dettman, ennio, morricone, freel
Swell were an indie band formed in San Francisco in 1989 when David Freel (vocals/guitar) and Sean Kirkpatrick (drums) decided to record an album. Enlisting second guitarist John Dettman and bassist Monte Vallier, the band recorded a self-titled debut album and released it on their own Psycho Specific label in April 1990. Swell's influences range from neo-psychedelia tp noise pop and Ennio Morricone film scores.
Keywords:  marvelous
To be inflated; to belly; as, the sails swell.
To grow upon the view; to become larger; to expand.
expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
To augment gradually in force or loudness, as the sound of a note.
A gradual ascent, or rounded elevation, of land; as, an extensive plain abounding with little swells.
A gradual expansion in thickness of the plate from the original thickness due to the absorption of solvents.
To be turgid, bombastic, or extravagant; as, swelling words; a swelling style.
Keywords:  bully, smashing, neat, great, did
To become larger in amount; as, many little debts added, swell to a great amount.
very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
Keywords:  spiffing, slang, century
spiffing [19th century slang
a can which has undergone gaseous decomposition by micro-organisms which first releases the vacuum and then causes pressure in the can
as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things; "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it"
Keywords:  town, crust, upper, member, man
Member of the upper crust; man about town.
Keywords:  swollen, wood, water, cause
cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood"
Keywords:  dress, concerned, appearance, his, man
a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
Keywords:  tears, eyes, come, well, her
come up; "Tears well in her eyes"
Keywords:  act
The act of swelling.