English dictionary


swab |swɑːb| — implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion

swaddle |ˈswɑːdl| — wrap in swaddling clothes

swag |swæɡ| — valuable goods

swage |sweɪdʒ| — a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging

swagger |ˈswæɡər| — an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work

swaggerer |ˈswæɡərər| — someone who walks in an arrogant manner

Swahili |swəˈhiːli| — the most widely spoken Bantu languages; the official language of Kenya and Tanzania and widely used as a lingua franca in east and central Africa

swain |sweɪn| — a man who is the lover of a man or woman

swale |sweɪl| — a low area (especially a marshy area between ridges)

swallow |ˈswɑːloʊ| — a small amount of liquid food

swallowtail |ˈswɒləʊteɪl| — a man's full-dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the back

swamp |swɑːmp| — low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog

swampy |ˈswɑːmpi| — (of soil) soft and watery

swan |swɑːn| — stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult

swank |swæŋk| — elegance by virtue of being fashionable

swanky |ˈswæŋki| — imposingly fashionable and elegant

swap |swɑːp| — an equal exchange

sward |swɔːrd| — surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots

swarm |swɔːrm| — a moving crowd

swart |ˈswɔːrt| — naturally having skin of a dark color

swarthy |ˈswɔːrði| — naturally having skin of a dark color

swash |swɔːʃ| — the movement or sound of water

swashbuckler |ˈswɒʃbʌklər| — a reckless impetuous irresponsible person

swastika |ˈswɑːstɪkə| — the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich; a cross with the arms bent at right angles in a clockwise direction

swat |swɑːt| — a sharp blow

swatch |swɑːtʃ| — a sample piece of cloth

swath |ˈswɑːθ| — the space created by the swing of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine

swathe |sweɪð| — an enveloping bandage

swatter |ˈswɑːtər| — an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects

sway |sweɪ| — controlling influence

swear |swer| — utter obscenities or profanities

swear in |ˈswer ɪn| — administer on oath to

swear off |ˈswer ˈɒf| — promise to abstain from

swearing |ˈswerɪŋ| — profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

swearword |ˈsweəwɝːd| — profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

sweat |swet| — salty fluid secreted by sweat glands

sweatband |ˈswetbænd| — a band of fabric or leather sewn inside the crown of a hat

sweatbox  — small or narrow cell

sweater |ˈswetər| — a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body

sweating |ˈswetɪŋ| — the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid

sweatshop |ˈswetʃɑːp| — factory where workers do piecework for poor pay and are prevented from forming unions; common in the clothing industry

swede |ˈswiːd| — a native or inhabitant of Sweden

Swedish |ˈswiːˌdɪʃ| — a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Sweden and one of two official languages of Finland

sweep |swiːp| — a wide scope

sweep up |ˈswiːp ʌp| — force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

sweeper |ˈswiːpər| — an employee who sweeps (floors or streets etc.)

sweeping |ˈswiːpɪŋ| — the act of cleaning with a broom

sweepingly |ˈswiːpɪŋli| — in a sweeping manner

sweepstakes |ˈswiːpˌsteks| — a lottery in which the prize consists of the money paid by the participants

sweet |swiːt| — English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)

sweet-scented |swiːt ˈsentɪd| — having a natural fragrance

sweet-talk  — influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

sweetbread |ˈswiːtbred| — edible glands of an animal

sweetbriar |ˈswiːtbraɪər| — Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips

sweetbrier |ˈswiːtbraɪər| — Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips

sweeten |ˈswiːtn| — make sweeter in taste

sweetened |ˈswiːtənd| — with sweetening added

sweetener |ˈswiːtnər| — something added to foods to make them taste sweeter

sweetening |ˈswiːtənɪŋ| — something added to foods to make them taste sweeter

sweetheart |ˈswiːthɑːrt| — a person loved by another person

sweetie |ˈswiːti| — a person loved by another person

sweetish |ˈswiːtɪʃ| — somewhat sweet

sweetly |ˈswiːtli| — in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')

sweetmeat |ˈswiːtmiːt| — a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)

sweetness |ˈswiːtnəs| — the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth

swell |swel| — the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea

swelling |ˈswelɪŋ| — an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

swelter |ˈsweltər| — be uncomfortably hot

swept |swept| — possessing sweep

swerve |swɜːrv| — the act of turning aside suddenly

swift |swɪft| — United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)

swiftly |ˈswɪftli| — in a swift manner

swiftness |ˈswɪftnəs| — a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens

swig |swɪɡ| — a large and hurried swallow

swill |swɪl| — wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk

swim |swɪm| — the act of swimming

swimmer |ˈswɪmər| — a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets

swimming |ˈswɪmɪŋ| — the act of swimming

swimmingly |ˈswɪmɪŋli| — with no problems or difficulties

swimwear |ˈswɪmwer| — tight fitting garment worn for swimming

swindle |ˈswɪndl| — the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme

swindler |ˈswɪndələr| — a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud

swine |swaɪn| — stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals

swineherd |ˈswaɪnhɜːrd| — a herder or swine

swing |swɪŋ| — a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity

swinge |swinj| — burn superficially or lightly

swingeing |ˈswɪndʒɪŋ| — severe; punishingly bad

swinger |ˈswɪŋər| — someone who swings sports implements

swinging |ˈswɪŋɪŋ| — changing location by moving back and forth

swingletree |ˈswɪŋɡ(ə)ltriː| — a crossbar that is attached to the traces of a draft horse and to the vehicle or implement that the horse is pulling

swinish |ˈswaɪnɪʃ| — ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance

swipe |swaɪp| — a sweeping stroke or blow

swirl |swɜːrl| — the shape of something rotating rapidly

swish |swɪʃ| — a brushing or rustling sound

Swiss |swɪs| — the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland

switch |swɪtʃ| — control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit

switch off |ˈswɪtʃ ˈɒf| — cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch

switch on |ˈswɪtʃ ɑːn| — cause to operate by flipping a switch

switch over |ˈswɪtʃ ˈoʊvr̩| — change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence

switchboard |ˈswɪtʃbɔːrd| — telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords

switching |ˈswɪtʃɪŋ| — the act of changing one thing or position for another

switchman |ˈswɪtʃmən| — a man who operates railroad switches

swivel |ˈswɪvl| — a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin

swiz |swɪz| — British slang for a swindle

swizzle |ˈswizəl| — any of various tall frothy mixed drinks made usually of rum and lime juice and sugar shaken with ice

swob |swɑːb| — cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors

swollen |ˈswoʊlən| — characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

swoon |swuːn| — a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

swoop |swuːp| — (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale

swop |swɑːp| — an equal exchange

sword |sɔːrd| — a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

sword-cut |ˈsɔːrd kʌt| — a scar from a cut made by a sword

swordfish |ˈsɔːrdfɪʃ| — flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks

swordplay |ˈsɔːrdpleɪ| — the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully

swordsman |ˈsɔːrdzmən| — someone skilled at fencing

swordsmanship |ˈsɔːrdzmənʃɪp| — skill in fencing

sworn |swɔːrn| — bound by or as if by an oath

swot |swɑːt| — an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious