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Noun
A large sea wave
“A wild sea, with immense billows breaking upon our ship.”
Noun
A large undulating mass of something, typically cloud, smoke, or steam
“Flying in across a track of pearl and gold laid by the setting sun across the Atlantic, I watched the island shape itself as a dark mass hardening from a billow of pink sea-level clouds.”
Noun
A slow, regular movement of the sea in rolling waves that do not break
Noun
A heavy sea wave that breaks into white foam on the shore
Noun
A small swirling mass of something, especially snow or leaves, moved by sudden gusts of wind
Noun
Mass of water particles in air
Verb
To extend outward beyond a usual point
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“They awoke to the sound of the windows caving in - and believe they were only saved by the thick curtains, which billowed out by a yard.”
Verb
To surge or roll in billows
“After hours of watching the black smoke billow over the top of the mountain, we stood horrified as the flames made their appearance.”
Verb
Course or emit
“Thick plumes of smoke billowing from factory chimneys.”
Verb
To extend outward beyond a usual point
Verb
To make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
Verb
To direct or notify by a movement or gesture
Verb
To increase in quantity, size, or degree
Adjective
Especially of something larger than normal for its type
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