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Meaning of SWART

Pronunciation:  swowrt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  naturally having skin of a dark color; "a dark-skinned beauty"; "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks"; "a smile on his swarthy face" (`swart' is archaic)
 

SWART is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: brunet, brunette, dark-skinned, dusky, swarthy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Swart\, n.
    Sward. [Obs.] --Holinshed.
    
    
  2. \Swart\, a. [OE. swart, AS. sweart black; akin to OFries,
    OS. & LG. swart, D. zwart, G. schwartz, OHG. swarz, Icel.
    svarir, Sw. svart, Dan. sort, Goth. swarts; cf. L. sordes
    dirt, sordere to be dirty. Cf. {Sordid}, {Surd}.]
    1. Of a dark hue; moderately black; swarthy; tawny. ``Swart
       attendants.'' --Trench. ``Swart savage maids.''
       --Hawthorne.
    
             A nation strange, with visage swart.  --Spenser.
    
    2. Gloomy; malignant. [Obs.] --Milton.
    
    {Swart star}, the Dog Star; -- so called from its appearing
       during the hot weather of summer, which makes swart the
       countenance. [R.] --Milton.
    
    
  3. \Swart\, v. t.
    To make swart or tawny; as, to swart a living part. --Sir T.
    Browne.
    
    
 

 

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