billowy
adjective see billow I

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  • Billowy — Bil low*y, a. Of or pertaining to billows; swelling or swollen into large waves; full of billows or surges; resembling billows. [1913 Webster] And whitening down the many tinctured stream, Descends the billowy foam. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • billowy — 1610s, from BILLOW (Cf. billow) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Billowiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • billowy — [adj] surging bouncing, bouncy, bulgy, distended, ebbing and flowing, heaving, puffy, rippled, rippling, rising, rising and falling, rolling, swelling, swirling, swollen, undulating, waving, wavy; concepts 486,584 …   New thesaurus

  • billowy — [bil′ō ē] adj. billowier, billowiest swelling in or as in a billow or billows billowiness n …   English World dictionary

  • billowy — billowiness, n. /bil oh ee/, adj., billowier, billowiest. characterized by or full of billows; surging: a rough, billowy sea. [1605 15; BILLOW + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • billowy — bil•low•y [[t]ˈbɪl oʊ i[/t]] adj. low•i•er, low•i•est. characterized by billows; surging: a rough, billowy sea[/ex] • Etymology: 1605–15 bil′low•i•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • billowy — /ˈbɪloʊi/ (say bilohee) adjective (billowier, billowiest) full of billows; surging: billowy flames. –billowiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • billowy — billow ► NOUN 1) a large undulating mass of cloud, smoke, or steam. 2) archaic a large sea wave. ► VERB 1) (of fabric) fill with air and swell outwards. 2) (of smoke, cloud, or steam) move or flow outward with an undulating motion. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • billowy — adjective characterized by great swelling waves or surges billowy storm clouds the restless billowing sea surging waves • Syn: ↑billowing, ↑surging • Similar to: ↑stormy …   Useful english dictionary

  • billowy — adjective /ˈbɪ.ləʊ.(w)i/ Of or pertaining to billows; swelling or swollen into large waves; full of billows or surges; resembling billows …   Wiktionary

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