Lexicon: sweet – swift

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sweet (-er, -est), adj. [OE.]

  1. Gratifying; pleasing to the heart; delightful to the mind; satisfying to the soul.
  2. Bringing joy; providing peace to the heart.
  3. Precious; rare; valuable; important; significant; dear to the heart.
  4. Gentle; mild; tender; compassionate.

sweet, adv. [see sweet, adj.]

  1. Lovingly; carefully; tenderly.
  2. Melodiously; pleasantly; appealing to the sense of hearing.

sweet (-s), n. [see sweet, adj.]

Dear; darling; beloved; loved one.

sweetness, n. [see sweet, adj.]

  1. Pleasant to the mind.
  2. Mildness, gentleness.
  3. Preciousness.

swell, n. [see swell, v.]

A protuberant part of the body.

swell (-ed, -ing, -s), v. [OE.]

  1. To increase in size or importance.
  2. Increase in sound.

swelling, n. [see swell, v.]

A hill or small growth.

swerve (-d, -s), v. [OE 'to turn aside, to file, to scour, to creep, to wander, to hurry away, to wipe, to move, to stray'.]

  1. To change; course.
  2. To waver or move.

swerveless, adj. [see swerve, v.]


swift (-er), adj. [OE 'to move in a sweeping manner'.] (webplay: winds).

  1. Quick; fast moving.
  2. Tumultuous; moving rapidly and violently.