groundswell


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ground·swell

 (ground′swĕl′)
n.
1. A sudden gathering of force, as of public opinion: a groundswell of antiwar sentiment.
2. A broad deep undulation of the ocean, often caused by a distant storm or an earthquake.

groundswell

(ˈɡraʊndˌswɛl)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a considerable swell of the sea, often caused by a distant storm or earthquake or by the passage of waves into shallow water
2. a strong public feeling or opinion that is detectable even though not openly expressed: a groundswell of discontent.

ground•swell

(ˈgraʊndˌswɛl)

n.
1. a broad, deep swell or rolling of the sea, due to a distant storm or gale.
2. a surge of feelings, esp. among the general public: a groundswell of support.
[1810–20]
Translations

groundswell

[ˈgraʊndswel] Nmar m de fondo (fig) → marejada f

groundswell

[ˈgraʊndswɛl] n [support] → lame f de fond, vague f de fond
the groundswell of opinion against reform
BUT l'opinion publique qui est massivement contre la réforme.ground-to-air [ˌgraʊndtəˈɛər] modifsol-air inv ground-to-air missileground-to-air missile [ˌgraʊndtəɛərˈmɪsaɪl] nmissile m sol-airground-to-ground [ˌgraʊndtəˈgraʊnd] adjsol-sol invground troops nplarmée f de terre

groundswell

[ˈgraʊndˌswɛl] nmareggiata; (fig) → ondata
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Jaitley said that the groundswell in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become consolidated as the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections approaches to a closure.
Former prime minister Tony Blair has spoken out against the prospect of a second Scottish independence referendum, insisting such a vote should not take place "unless there is a really big groundswell of opinion for it".
But Mr Blair said: "I don't think we should have one unless there really is a big groundswell of opinion for it and I don't see that.
(Since the majority gave Mayochup a thumbs-up, the combo product is available for pre-order online.) "Not only did Mayochup effectively break through the newsfeed, but it created a groundswell in cultural conversation," says VML group director, integrated strategy Madeline Nies.
Activist Leo Murray from the group behind the protest credited a "huge groundswell of support" for Khan's decision, with more than 10,000 signing an online petition.
News accounts recall a groundswell of Nazism in the enclave in the years before the start of World War II.
But there was a groundswell of support for Hull manager Marco Silva.
It is therefore quite understandable that there is a great groundswell of belief that a betrayal is in the offing and a campaign to undermine the result.
"I don't see a groundswell of opinion in this country for more far-right wing policies.
THE partner of tragic flying doctor John Hinds yesterday revealed she has been humbled and inspired by the groundswell of support for an air ambulance service.
Verge Permaculture works with Invermere's Groundswell Community Network, an Internationally acclaimed grassroots organization that owns and operates the on-site community greenhouse, which grows fresh produce for the high school's cafeteria and provides training opportunities for the school's chef training program.
Nicola Sturgeon said that if Scotland was taken out of the EU against its will in the in/ out referendum on membership it would create a "groundswell of anger".