Swash definition

swŏsh, swôsh
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To strike, move, or wash with a splashing sound.
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To splash a liquid against.
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To dash, strike, wash, etc. with a splashing sound; splash.
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To splash (a liquid).
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To swagger.
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A splash of water or other liquid hitting a solid surface.
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The sound of such a splash.
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A narrow channel through which tides flow.
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A bar over which waves wash freely.
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Swagger or bluster.
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A swaggering or blustering person.
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(archaic) To swagger or bluster.
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To splash (a liquid), as in a container.
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A body of swift, dashing water; specif., a channel cutting through or behind a sandbank.
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A bar washed over by the sea.
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The splashing of water or the sound of this.
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(archaic) A swaggering or blustering person.
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The water that washes up on shore after an incoming wave has broken.
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(typography) A long, protruding ornamental line or pen stroke found in some typefaces and styles of calligraphy.
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A narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore, or a bar over which the sea washes.
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(architecture) An oval figure, whose mouldings are oblique to the axis of the work.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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(intransitive) To swagger; to bluster and brag.
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(intransitive) To dash or flow noisily; to splash.
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(intransitive) To fall violently or noisily.

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Soft, like overripe fruit; swashy; squashy.

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Origin of swash

  • Probably imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition