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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Swell  \Swell\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Swelled};  p.  p.  {Swelled}  or 
  {Swollen};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Swelling}.]  [AS.  swellan  akin  to 
  D.  zwellen  OS  &  OHG.  swellan  G.  schwellen  Icel.  svella, 
  Sw  sv["a]lla.] 
  1.  To  grow  larger;  to  dilate  or  extend  the  exterior  surface 
  or  dimensions,  by  matter  added  within,  or  by  expansion  of 
  the  inclosed  substance;  as  the  legs  swell  in  dropsy;  a 
  bruised  part  swells;  a  bladder  swells  by  inflation. 
  2.  To  increase  in  size  or  extent  by  any  addition;  to  increase 
  in  volume  or  force;  as  a  river  swells,  and  overflows  its 
  banks;  sounds  swell  or  diminish. 
  3.  To  rise  or  be  driven  into  waves  or  billows;  to  heave;  as 
  in  tempest,  the  ocean  swells  into  waves. 
  4.  To  be  puffed  up  or  bloated;  as  to  swell  with  pride. 
  You  swell  at  the  tartan,  as  the  bull  is  said  to  do 
  at  scarlet.  --Sir  W. 
  5.  To  be  inflated;  to  belly;  as  the  sails  swell. 
  6.  To  be  turgid,  bombastic,  or  extravagant;  as  swelling 
  words  a  swelling  style. 
  7.  To  protuberate;  to  bulge  out  as  a  cask  swells  in  the 
  8.  To  be  elated;  to  rise  arrogantly. 
  Your  equal  mind  yet  swells  not  into  state.  --Dryden. 
  9.  To  grow  upon  the  view;  to  become  larger;  to  expand. 
  ``Monarchs  to  behold  the  swelling  scene!''  --Shak. 
  10.  To  become  larger  in  amount;  as  many  little  debts  added, 
  swell  to  a  great  amount. 
  11.  To  act  in  a  pompous,  ostentatious,  or  arrogant  manner;  to 
  strut;  to  look  big 
  Here  he  comes  swelling  like  a  turkey  cock.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Swelling  \Swell"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  that  which  swells;  as  the  swelling  of  rivers 
  in  spring;  the  swelling  of  the  breast  with  pride. 
  Rise  to  the  swelling  of  the  voiceless  sea. 
  2.  A  protuberance;  a  prominence;  especially  (Med.),  an 
  unnatural  prominence  or  protuberance;  as  a  scrofulous 
  The  superficies  of  such  plates  are  not  even  but 
  have  many  cavities  and  swellings.  --Sir  I. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  becoming  puffy  as  from  internal  bleeding  or  accumulation  of 
  other  fluids;  "put  ice  on  the  swelling  ankle" 
  n  1:  abnormal  protuberance  or  localized  enlargement  [syn:  {puffiness}, 
  2:  the  swelling  of  certain  substances  when  they  are  heated 
  (often  accompanied  by  release  of  water)  [syn:  {intumescence}, 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  of  Jordan  (Jer.  12:5),  literally  the  pride"  of  Jordan  (as  in 
  R.V.),  i.e.,  the  luxuriant  thickets  of  tamarisks,  poplars, 
  reeds,  etc.,  which  were  the  lair  of  lions  and  other  beasts  of 
  prey.  The  reference  is  not  to  the  overflowing  of  the  river 
  banks.  (Comp.  49:19;  50:44;  Zech.  11:3). 

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