Sweat
Sweat Sweat, n. [Cf. OE. swot, AS. sw[=a]t. See {Sweat}, v. i.] 1. (Physiol.) The fluid which is excreted from the skin of an animal; the fluid secreted by the sudoriferous glands; a transparent, colorless, acid liquid with a peculiar odor, containing some fatty acids and mineral matter; perspiration. See {Perspiration}. [1913 Webster]

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread. --Gen. iii. 19. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

4. The sweating sickness. [Obs.] --Holinshed. [1913 Webster]

5. (Man.) A short run by a race horse in exercise. [1913 Webster]

{Sweat box} (Naut.), a small closet in which refractory men are confined.

{Sweat glands} (Anat.), sudoriferous glands. See under {Sudoriferous}.

{sweat suit} A suit comprising a top and trousers, having full arms and legs, used while performing physical exercises, esp. out-of-doors.

{Sweat equity} The rights to a portion of ownership or profit, hypothetically owned by a worker who participated in producing a product, such as in improving a piece of real estate. [1913 Webster]


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  • sweat — [swet] vi. sweat or sweated, sweating [ME sweten < OE swætan < swat, sweat, akin to Ger schweissen < IE base * sweid , to sweat > Gr hidros, L sudor, sweat] 1. to give forth a characteristic salty moisture through the pores of the… …   English World dictionary

  • Sweat — Sweat, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sweat} or {Sweated} (Obs. {Swat}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sweating}.] [OE. sweten, AS. sw[ae]tan, fr. sw[=a]t, n., sweat; akin to OFries. & OS. sw[=e]t, D. zweet, OHG. sweiz, G. schweiss, Icel. sviti, sveiti, Sw. svett, Dan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sweat — Sweat, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sweat} or {Sweated} (Obs. {Swat}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sweating}.] [OE. sweten, AS. sw[ae]tan, fr. sw[=a]t, n., sweat; akin to OFries. & OS. sw[=e]t, D. zweet, OHG. sweiz, G. schweiss, Icel. sviti, sveiti, Sw. svett, Dan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweat — ► NOUN 1) moisture exuded through the pores of the skin, especially as a reaction to heat, physical exertion, or anxiety. 2) informal a state of anxiety or distress. 3) informal hard work or a laborious undertaking. ► VERB (past and past part.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Sweat — Sweat, v. t. 1. To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics. [1913 Webster] 2. To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude. [1913 Webster] It made… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweat — (v.) O.E. swætan perspire, work hard. The noun is from O.E. swat sweat (which became M.E. swote, but altered under the influence of the verb), from P.Gmc. *swaita (Cf. O.S., O.Fris. swet, O.N. sveiti, Dan. sved sweat, Swed. svett, M.Du. sweet, Du …   Etymology dictionary

  • sweat — sweat; sweat·er; sweat·ered; sweat·ful; sweat·i·ly; sweat·i·ness; sweat·less; …   English syllables

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  • sweat — shirt [ switʃɶrt; swɛtʃɶrt ] n. m. • 1939; mot angl. « survêtement d athlète », de sweat « sueur » et shirt « chemise » ♦ Anglic. Pull over de sport en coton molletonné ou en tissu éponge, ras le cou ou à col montant, terminé à la taille et aux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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