Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of SWILL

Pronunciation:  swil

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
  2. [v]  drink large quantities of (liquid, esp. alcoholic drink); guzzle
  3. [v]  feed pigs
 

SWILL is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: pigswill, pigwash, slop, slop, slops, swill down
 
 See Also: drink, feed, feed, give, imbibe, provender

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Swill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swilled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Swilling}.] [OE. swilen to wash, AS. swilian.]
    1. To wash; to drench. [Obs.]
    
             As fearfully as doth a galled rock O'erhang and
             jutty his confounded base, Swilled with the wild and
             wasteful ocean.                       --Shak.
    
    2. [Properly, to drink like a pig. See {Swill}, n.] To drink
       in great draughts; to swallow greedily.
    
             Well-dressed people, of both sexes, . . . devouring
             sliced beef, and swilling pork, and punch, and
             cider.                                --Smollett.
    
    3. To inebriate; to fill with drink.
    
             I should be loth To meet the rudeness and swilled
             insolence Of such late wassailers.    --Milton.
    
    
  2. \Swill\, v. i.
    To drink greedily or swinishly; to drink to excess. --South.
    
    
  3. \Swill\, n.
    1. The wash, or mixture of liquid substances, given to swine;
       hogwash; -- called also {swillings}.
    
    2. Large draughts of liquor; drink taken in excessive
       quantities.
    
    
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY