billowy


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bil·low

 (bĭl′ō)
n.
1. A large wave or swell of water.
2. A great swell, surge, or undulating mass, as of smoke or sound.
v. bil·lowed, bil·low·ing, bil·lows
v.intr.
1. To surge or roll in billows.
2. To swell out or bulge: sheets billowing in the breeze.
v.tr.
To cause to billow: wind that billowed the sails.

[From Old Norse bylgja, a wave; see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots.]

bil′low·i·ness n.
bil′low·y adj.

billowy

(ˈbɪləʊɪ)
adj
full of or forming billows: a billowy sea.
ˈbillowiness n

bil•low•y

(ˈbɪl oʊ i)

adj. -low•i•er, -low•i•est.
characterized by billows; surging: a rough, billowy sea.
[1605–15]
bil′low•i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.billowy - characterized by great swelling waves or surgesbillowy - characterized by great swelling waves or surges; "billowy storm clouds"; "the restless billowing sea"; "surging waves"
stormy - (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas"
Translations
مَوْجي
dmoucí serozvlněný
bølgende
öldóttur; svellandi
vzdúvajúci sa

billowy

[ˈbɪləʊɪ] ADJ [sea, waves, smoke] → ondulante; [sail] → ondeante

billowy

adj
(liter) seawogend (geh)
sails, curtains etcgebläht; smokein Schwaden ziehend

billow

(ˈbiləu) noun
a large wave.
ˈbillowy adjective
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.
References in classic literature ?
We were talking about what it is like to spend one's childhood in little towns like these, buried in wheat and corn, under stimulating extremes of climate: burning summers when the world lies green and billowy beneath a brilliant sky, when one is fairly stifled in vegetation, in the color and smell of strong weeds and heavy harvests; blustery winters with little snow, when the whole country is stripped bare and gray as sheet-iron.
From hilltops we saw fair green valleys lying spread out below, with streams winding through them, and island groves of trees here and there, and huge lonely oaks scattered about and casting black blots of shade; and beyond the valleys we saw the ranges of hills, blue with haze, stretching away in billowy per- spective to the horizon, with at wide intervals a dim fleck of white or gray on a wave-summit, which we knew was a castle.
Out of a billowy upheaval of vivid green foliage, a rifle-shot removed, rises the huge ruin of Heidelberg Castle, [2.
Under the ceaseless conflagration of lightning that flamed in the skies, everything below stood out in clean-cut and shadowless distinctness: the bending trees, the billowy river, white with foam, the driving spray of spume-flakes, the dim outlines of the high bluffs on the other side, glimpsed through the drifting cloud-rack and the slanting veil of rain.
It was well he did, for the whole hill-back was one billowy, white ocean; the swells and falls not indicating corresponding rises and depressions in the ground: many pits, at least, were filled to a level; and entire ranges of mounds, the refuse of the quarries, blotted from the chart which my yesterday's walk left pictured in my mind.
Saint Antoine had been, that morning, a vast dusky mass of scarecrows heaving to and fro, with frequent gleams of light above the billowy heads, where steel blades and bayonets shone in the sun.
The horses at once ran away and hid themselves in the clouds, which hung down from the mountains in soft billowy masses.
But, looking, I presently saw some- thing stirring within the shadow: greyish billowy movements, one above another, and then two luminous disks--like eyes.
The vessel ploughs through the billowy waters in onward progress, and the soul is left in silent harmony to enjoy the change.
They returned hand-in-hand, and the Bellman, unmanned(For a moment) with noble emotion, Said "This amply repays all the wearisome days We have spent on the billowy ocean
But I didn't sit down very far away from her, though that soft and billowy couch was big enough, God knows
For a moment, in the billowy darkness inside the big landau, he caught the dim oval of a face, eyes shining steadily-- and she was gone.