Definition of Swash

1. Noun. The movement or sound of water. "The swash of waves on the beach"

Generic synonyms: Moving Ridge, Wave



2. Verb. Make violent, noisy movements.
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

3. Verb. Dash a liquid upon or against. "The mother splashed the baby's face with water"
Exact synonyms: Plash, Spatter, Splash, Splatter, Splosh
Specialized synonyms: Puddle, Slosh, Slosh Around, Slush, Slush Around
Generic synonyms: Disperse, Dot, Dust, Scatter, Sprinkle
Derivative terms: Plash, Spatter, Spattering, Splash, Splash, Splash, Splashing, Splatter, Splattering

4. Verb. Show off.

5. Verb. Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner.
Exact synonyms: Bluster, Swagger
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do
Derivative terms: Blusterer, Swaggerer

Definition of Swash

1. n. An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work.

2. a. Soft, like fruit too ripe; swashy.

3. v. i. To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water swashing on a shallow place.

4. n. Impulse of water flowing with violence; a dashing or splashing of water.

Definition of Swash

1. Noun. The water that washes up on shore after an incoming wave has broken ¹

2. Noun. (typography) a long, protruding ornamental line or pen stroke found in some typefaces and styles of calligraphy (plural: ''swashes''). ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To swagger ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To splash ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swash

1. to swagger [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: swagger

Lexicographical Neighbors of Swash

swarthness
swarths
swarthy
swartiness
swarting
swartish
swartness
swartnesses
swarts
swarty
swartzite
swarve
swarved
swarves
swarving
swash (current term)
swashbuckle
swashbuckled
swashbuckler
swashbucklers
swashbuckles
swashbuckling
swashbucklingly
swashed
swasher
swashers
swashes
swashier
swashiest
swashing

Literary usage of Swash

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

1. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1897)
"1 1 ( with swash A and plain P ) [( with plain A and swash P) BC1, E2, ... 2B*2v; (with plain A and swash P) 2A*3, 4, 2B*2, ..."

2. The Blind Beggar of Bednall Green by John Day, Henry Chettle (1902)
"How dost thou know thou shalt ha't again swash? swash. Why he has left me his bond here to bring it again. ..."

3. The American Coast Pilot: Containing the Courses and Distances Between the by Edmund March Blunt (1822)
"... which is a swash that runs up to the eastward of the Cross ledge ; still keep your NW by W. course till you have crossed this swash, when you will shoal ..."

4. Improvements of New York Harbor, 1885-1891 by Joseph Edwards (1893)
"Why the Main Ship Channel between the upper and lower ends of the swash, instead of the swash Channel itself, was improved may have been, presumably, ..."

5. The Principles of Mechanism and Machinery of Transmission: Comprising the by William Fairbairn (1903)
"Here CE represents the revolving axis, to the top of which is fixed the inclined circular flat plate AB, called the swash plate ; AvF the rod to which a ..."

6. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1897)
"1 1 ( with swash A and plain P ) [( with plain A and swash P) BC1, E2, ... 2B*2v; (with plain A and swash P) 2A*3, 4, 2B*2, ..."

7. The Blind Beggar of Bednall Green by John Day, Henry Chettle (1902)
"How dost thou know thou shalt ha't again swash? swash. Why he has left me his bond here to bring it again. Y. Stro. There's a bond with a Halters name, ..."

8. The American Coast Pilot: Containing the Courses and Distances Between the by Edmund March Blunt (1822)
"... which is a swash that runs up to the eastward of the Cross ledge ; still keep your NW by W. course till you have crossed this swash, when you will shoal ..."

9. Improvements of New York Harbor, 1885-1891 by Joseph Edwards (1893)
"Why the Main Ship Channel between the upper and lower ends of the swash, instead of the swash Channel itself, was improved may have been, presumably, ..."

10. The Principles of Mechanism and Machinery of Transmission: Comprising the by William Fairbairn (1903)
"Here CE represents the revolving axis, to the top of which is fixed the inclined circular flat plate AB, called the swash plate ; AvF the rod to which a ..."

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