a tract of wet, spongy land, often having a growth of certain types of trees and other vegetation, but unfit for cultivation.
verb (used with object)
to flood or drench with water or the like.
Nautical. to sink or fill (a boat) with water.
to plunge or cause to sink in or as if in a swamp.
to overwhelm, especially to overwhelm with an excess of something:
He swamped us with work.
to render helpless.
to remove trees and underbrush from (a specific area), especially to make or cleave a trail (often followed by out).
to trim (felled trees) into logs, as at a logging camp or sawmill.
verb (used without object)
to fill with water and sink, as a boat.
to sink or be stuck in a swamp or something likened to a swamp.
to be plunged into or overwhelmed with something, especially something that keeps one busy, worried, etc.
permanently waterlogged ground that is usually overgrown and sometimes partly forested Compare marsh
(as modifier): swamp fever
to drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
(nautical) to cause (a boat) to sink or fill with water or (of a boat) to sink or fill with water
to overburden or overwhelm or be overburdened or overwhelmed, as by excess work or great numbers: we have been swamped with applications
to sink or stick or cause to sink or stick in or as if in a swamp
(transitive) to render helpless
An area of low-lying wet or seasonally flooded land, often having trees and dense shrubs or thickets.
noun 1. a spreading shrub, Lyonia ligustrina, of the eastern U.S., having leafless, white flowers in terminal clusters.
noun 1. an azalea, Rhododendron viscosum, of the eastern U.S., having fragrant, white to pink or sometimes red flowers.
noun 1. an amphibious vehicle for use in and around swamps, typically having an automobile engine, four-wheel drive, large wheels with deep treads, and a raised chassis. noun 1. (esp in the US and Canada) a light aerofoil conveyance for use in regions with swamps, lakes, etc
noun 1. the buttonbush.