adj : (informal) very good; "a bully pulpit"; "a neat sports car";
"had a great time at the party"; "you look simply
smashing" [syn: bang-up
n 1: the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea [syn:
2: a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
3: a crescendo followed by a decrescendo
4: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
v 1: increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The
music swelled to a crescendo"
2: become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother
was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"
[syn: puff up
3: expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are
swelling" [syn: swell up
4: as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things;
"Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it" [syn:
5: come up, as of liquids: "Tears well in her eyes" [syn: well
6: cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood"