billow out

billow out
(to move in a way similar to large waves: The sails billowed out in the strong wind; Her skirt billowed out in the breeze.) bølge; svaje; blafre
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(to move in a way similar to large waves: The sails billowed out in the strong wind; Her skirt billowed out in the breeze.) bølge; svaje; blafre

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  • billow — I UK [ˈbɪləʊ] / US [ˈbɪloʊ] verb [intransitive] Word forms billow : present tense I/you/we/they billow he/she/it billows present participle billowing past tense billowed past participle billowed 1) to be filled with air and swell out like a sail… …   English dictionary

  • billow — bil|low1 [ˈbıləu US lou] v 1.) [i]also billow out if something made of cloth billows, it moves in the wind ▪ Her long skirt billowed in the breeze. 2.) if a cloud or smoke billows, it rises in a round mass billow out of/up etc ▪ There was smoke… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • billow — bil|low1 [ bılou ] verb intransitive 1. ) to be filled with air and swell out like a sail: The sheets billowed on the clothes line. billow out: His cloak billowed out behind him. 2. ) if smoke or steam billows, it rises or moves in clouds: Smoke… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • billow — 1 verb (I) 1 also billow out to swell out like a sail: billowing skirts 2 literary to rise and roll in waves: smoke billowing upwards 2 noun (countable usually plural) 1 literary a wave, especially a very large one 2 a moving cloud or mass of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • billow —    Ale, aui, aui ale; nī au (rare); ōhuku ale (rising);    ♦ billow out, puha u, pō olopū, pūnohu; olopū, poholua (as sails); kōwehe (as a dress) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • out-Billingsgate — out Billingsgate, billow etc.: see out …   Useful english dictionary

  • billow — [[t]bɪ̱loʊ[/t]] billows, billowing, billowed 1) VERB When something made of cloth billows, it swells out and moves slowly in the wind. The curtains billowed in the breeze... [V out] Her pink dress billowed out around her. [V ing] ...the billowing …   English dictionary

  • billow — I. noun Etymology: Old Norse bylgja; akin to Old High German balg bag more at belly Date: 1552 1. wave; especially a great wave or surge of water 2. a rolling mass (as of flame or smoke) that resembles a high wave • billowy adjective II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • billow — 1. noun /ˈbɪləʊ,ˈbɪloʊ/ A large wave, swell, surge, or undulating mass of water, smoke or sound And the brooklet has found the billow Though they flowed so far apart …   Wiktionary

  • billow — bil•low [[t]ˈbɪl oʊ[/t]] n. 1) a great wave or surge of the sea 2) any surging mass: billows of smoke[/ex] 3) to rise or roll in billows; surge 4) to swell out, puff up, etc 5) to cause to billow • Etymology: 1545–55; < ON bylgja wave …   From formal English to slang

  • billow — 1. noun 1) billows of smoke Syn: cloud, mass 2) archaic the billows that break upon the shore Syn: wave, roller, breaker 2. verb 1) her dress billowed around her Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

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