Lexicon: swollen – symptom

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swollen, adj. [see swell, v.]

Filled to overflowing.

swoon, n. [OE 'senseless, fainted, to overgrow, choke, to fall in a faint'.]

  1. A fainting fit; delirium.
  2. Excitement, exaggeration of emotion.

sword, n. [OE sweord.]

  1. An offensive weapon used to kill or injure.
  2. An emblem of power and majesty.

sycamore, n. [OFr < L. < Gk. 'fig + mulberry'.]

Species of large tree with multi-colored bark.

syllable (-s), n. [AFr. < L. < Gk. 'to take, put or bring together'.]

  1. Logos; word; [fig.] Christ as the Word in creation (see John 1:1).
  2. Metrical unit; small part of a whole discourse.
  3. Sound; utterance; [fig.] bird song.
  4. Expression.
  5. Set of sounds making up a word; portion of a word consisting of a vowel nucleus that has an optional consonant onset preceding and an optional consonant coda following.

syllable-less, adj. [see syllable, n.]

Wordless; soundless.

sylvan, adj. [Fr. < L. silvānce, goddess of the woods.]

Woody; made from a tree; [fig.] forested; hidden in Nature.

symbol (-s), n. [L. < Gk. 'token, mark, ticket, to put together, to throw'.]

  1. Something that stands for or suggests something else by relationship or association; an emblem; a token.
  2. Concrete item used to represent an abstract idea or place.
  3. Religious imagery; icons.
  4. Cultural icons; representations of a whole.

sympathy, n. [L. < Gk. 'having a fellow feeding, to suffer'.]

  1. Agreement of affection.
  2. Quality of being affected by the feelings of another generally pain, sorrow or regret.
  3. Concern; compassion

symptom (-s), n. [L. < Gk. 'chance, accident, disease, to fall together, misfortune'.]

  1. Event; experience.
  2. Consequence; co-occurrence; result; response at the same time as something else.
  3. Sign of.