Billow



a great wave or surge of the sea.
any surging mass:
billows of smoke.
to rise or roll in or like billows; surge.
to swell out, puff up, etc., as by the action of wind:
flags billowing in the breeze.
to make rise, surge, swell, or the like:
A sudden wind billowed the tent alarmingly.
Historical Examples

Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine
History Repeats George Oliver Smith
Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast Samuel Adams Drake
The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories Ivn Turgnieff
The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
Bud Neil Munro
The Motor Boat Club in Florida H. Irving Hancock
Alas! Rhoda Broughton
The Long Roll Mary Johnston
Rob of the Bowl, Vol. I (of 2) John P. Kennedy

noun
a large sea wave
a swelling or surging mass, as of smoke or sound
a large atmospheric wave, usually in the lee of a hill
(pl) (poetic) the sea itself
verb
to rise up, swell out, or cause to rise up or swell out
n.
v.

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