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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Billow  \Bil"low\,  n.  [Cf.  Icel.  bylgja  billow,  Dan.  b["o]lge, 
  Sw  b["o]lja;  akin  to  MHG.  bulge  billow,  bag,  and  to  E. 
  bulge.  See  {Bulge}.] 
  1.  A  great  wave  or  surge  of  the  sea  or  other  water,  caused 
  usually  by  violent  wind. 
 
  Whom  the  winds  waft  where'er  the  billows  roll. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  A  great  wave  or  flood  of  anything  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Billow  \Bil"low\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Billowed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Billowing}.] 
  To  surge;  to  rise  and  roll  in  waves  or  surges;  to  undulate. 
  ``The  billowing  snow.''  --Prior. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  billow 
  n  :  a  large  sea  wave  [syn:  {surge}] 
  v  1:  billow  forth;  as  of  smoke  or  waves  [syn:  {wallow}] 
  2:  move  with  great  difficulty;  "The  soldiers  billowed  across 
  the  muddy  riverbed" 
  3:  rise  and  move  as  in  waves  or  billows;  "The  army  surged 
  forward"  [syn:  {surge},  {heave}] 
  4:  become  inflated;  "The  sails  ballooned"  [syn:  {balloon},  {inflate}] 




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