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sweat·er

 (swĕt′ər)
n.
1. A garment for the upper body of wool, cotton, or synthetic yarn, typically knitted, having long sleeves, and worn in cold weather.
2. One that sweats, especially profusely.
3. Something that induces sweating; a sudorific.
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sweater

(ˈswɛtə)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. a garment made of knitted or crocheted material covering the upper part of the body, esp a heavy one worn for warmth
b. (as modifier): a sweater dress.
2. a person or thing that sweats
3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) an employer who overworks and underpays his or her employees
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sweat•er

(ˈswɛt ər)

n.
1. a knitted jacket or jersey, in pullover or cardigan style, with or without sleeves.
2. a person or thing that sweats.
3. an employer who underpays and overworks employees.
adj.
4. of, for, or pertaining to a sweater: sweater yarn; sweater fashions.
5. made like a sweater: a sweater dress.
[1520–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweater - a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the bodysweater - a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
cardigan - knitted jacket that is fastened up the front with buttons or a zipper
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
neckband - a band around the collar of a garment
neckline - the line formed by the edge of a garment around the neck
pullover, slipover - a sweater that is put on by pulling it over the head
polo-neck, turtle, turtleneck - a sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar
2.sweater - a person who perspires
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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sweater

Sweaters

Aran sweater, cardigan, Cowichan sweater, Indian sweater, siwash, or siwash sweater (Canad.), cowl-necked sweater, crew-neck or crew-necked sweater, Fairisle, Guernsey (Austral.), Icelandic, jersey, jumper, polo or polo neck, pullover, rollneck, skivvy (Austral. & N.Z.), slipover, sloppy joe, sweatshirt, turtleneck, V-neck or V-necked sweater
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Translations
بُلُوزَةٌ صُوفِيّبُلُوفَرصِدار، كَنْزَة صوف
svetr
sweaterjumper
villapaitavillapusero
džemper
pulóver
peysa
セーター
스웨터점퍼
pulover
tröja
เสื้อไหมพรมสวมหัวเสื้อที่ถักด้วยขนสัตว์
áo lenáo len chui đầu

sweater

[ˈswetəʳ] Nsuéter m, jersey m, chompa f (Peru)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sweater

[ˈswɛtər] n (= pullover) → pull m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sweater

nPullover m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sweater

[ˈswɛtəʳ] nmaglione m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sweat

(swet) noun
the moisture given out through the skin. He was dripping with sweat after running so far in the heat.
verb
1. to give out sweat. Vigorous exercise makes you sweat.
2. to work hard. I was sweating (away) at my work from morning till night.
ˈsweater noun
any kind of knitted pullover or jersey.
ˈsweaty adjective
wet or stained with, or smelling of, sweat. sweaty clothes/bodies.
ˈsweatiness noun
a cold sweat
(coldness and dampness of the skin when a person is in) a state of shock, fear etc.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

sweater

بُلُوزَةٌ صُوفِيّ, بُلُوفَر svetr jumper, sweater Pullover πουλόβερ suéter villapaita pull džemper maglione セーター 스웨터, 점퍼 sweater, trui genser, strikkegenser skoczek, sweter camisola, suéter джемпер, свитер tröja เสื้อไหมพรมสวมหัว, เสื้อที่ถักด้วยขนสัตว์ kazak áo len, áo len chui đầu 套头外衣, 毛衣
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A stout man, with a red sweater that sagged generously at the neck, came out and signed the book for the driver.
The sweater's daughter--the family consisted of father, mother, two small boys, and a girl of twenty--went round the house to put out the lights when work was over, and sometimes she allowed herself to be made love to by one of the tailors.
She saw that he was bare-legged, with canvas shoes on his feet, and that his body was swathed in a heavy white sweater. In the meantime another group had occupied the corner directly against her.
Susan used to pursue Arthur about with a sweater, because he had one day let slip that a brother of his had died of pneumonia.
I've got the most gorgeous cap and sweater striped in Redmond colors to wear to the games.
On John's footer [in England soccer was called football, "footer for short] days she never once forgot his sweater, and she usually carried an umbrella in her mouth in case of rain.
A pair of knee duck trousers and an old sweater made him a presentable wheel costume, so that he could go with Ruth on afternoon rides.
A groan went up as Spider Hagerty peeled Rivera's sweater over his head.
The boys wore long hair and striped sweaters and yelled their college yell every other step they took, to the great satisfaction of the populace, which was glad to have this evidence that their lungs were in good condition.
The two sweaters she made for him, however, received a better fate, as did the slippers which she insisted on his slipping into, on the evenings they remained at home.
I have a fief in the Rue Tirechappe, and all the women are in love with me, as true as Saint Eloy was an excellent goldsmith, and that the five trades of the good city of Paris are the tanners, the tawers, the makers of cross-belts, the purse-makers, and the sweaters, and that Saint Laurent was burnt with eggshells.
They wore a sort of uniform of red golfing jackets and white sweaters, football singlet, and stockings and boots and each had let his fancy play about his head-dress.