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Bil"low (?), n. [Cf. Icel. bylgja billow, Dan. bolge, Sw. bolja; akin to MHG. bulge billow, bag, and to E. bulge. See Bulge.]


A great wave or surge of the sea or other water, caused usually by violent wind.

Whom the winds waft where'er the billows roll. Cowper.


A great wave or flood of anything.



© Webster 1913.

Bil"low, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Billowed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Billowing.]

To surge; to rise and roll in waves or surges; to undulate.

"The billowing snow."



© Webster 1913.

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