Definition of Swart

1. Adjective. Naturally having skin of a dark color. "`swart' is archaic"

Exact synonyms: Dark-skinned, Dusky, Swarthy
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Similar to: Brunet, Brunette
Derivative terms: Duskiness, Swarthiness



Definition of Swart

1. n. Sward.

2. a. Of a dark hue; moderately black; swarthy; tawny.

3. v. t. To make swart or tawny; as, to swart a living part.

Definition of Swart

1. Noun. (obsolete spelling of sward) ¹

2. Adjective. Of a dark hue; moderately black; swarthy; tawny. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) Gloomy; malignant. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To make swart or tawny; as, to swart a living part. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swart

1. swarthy [adj] - See also: swarthy

Lexicographical Neighbors of Swart

swarfed
swarfing
swarfs
swarm
swarm spore
swarm spores
swarmed
swarmer
swarmers
swarming
swarming(a)
swarmings
swarms
swarmspores
swart (current term)
swartback
swartbacks
swarted
swarth
swarthes
swarthier
swarthiest
swarthily
swarthiness
swarthinesses
swarthness
swarths
swarthy
swartiness

Literary usage of Swart

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Saga Library by Eiríkr Magnússon, William Morris (1892)
"Truly I deem it a great trouble," said swart ; " but it is not so with my will. ... may not bring that about," said swart. " I shall give thee counsel," ..."

2. History of Painting by Alfred Woltmann, Karl Woermann, Sidney Colvin (1887)
"In these works we see Jan swart as a master who, though he emancipated himself at a comparatively early date from the old Flemish traditions, ..."

3. The Annals of Albany by Joel Munsell (1850)
"And the aforesaid Gerrit swart shall receive yearly for his wages, to be paid there by the Commissioners, the sum of four hundred guilders, ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"To blacken ; make swarthy or swart. Now will I and my man John swarthy our faces over as if that country's heat had made 'em so. ..."

5. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"swart, (1) adj. Black ; swarthy. (2) v. To blacken ; to become black. (3) в. The black incrustation on a kettle or pat. Lew. (4) s. Sward. ..."

6. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"1593 ; Kugler (Crowe), ii. 490 ; Ch. Blanc, École hollandaise ; Riegel, Beiträge, ii. 360. swart, JAN, born at Groningen in 1469, died at Gouda in 1535. ..."

7. The Saga Library by Eiríkr Magnússon, William Morris (1892)
"Truly I deem it a great trouble," said swart ; " but it is not so with my will. ... may not bring that about," said swart. " I shall give thee counsel," ..."

8. History of Painting by Alfred Woltmann, Karl Woermann, Sidney Colvin (1887)
"In these works we see Jan swart as a master who, though he emancipated himself at a comparatively early date from the old Flemish traditions, ..."

9. The Annals of Albany by Joel Munsell (1850)
"And the aforesaid Gerrit swart shall receive yearly for his wages, to be paid there by the Commissioners, the sum of four hundred guilders, ..."

10. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"To blacken ; make swarthy or swart. Now will I and my man John swarthy our faces over as if that country's heat had made 'em so. ..."

11. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"swart, (1) adj. Black ; swarthy. (2) v. To blacken ; to become black. (3) в. The black incrustation on a kettle or pat. Lew. (4) s. Sward. ..."

12. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"1593 ; Kugler (Crowe), ii. 490 ; Ch. Blanc, École hollandaise ; Riegel, Beiträge, ii. 360. swart, JAN, born at Groningen in 1469, died at Gouda in 1535. ..."

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