ground swell

Synonyms and related words:
billow, bore, breakers, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, coalition, comb, comber, communist front, dirty water, eagre, front, grass-roots movement, gravity wave, heave, heavy sea, heavy swell, lift, lop, movement, peak, political front, popple, popular front, riffle, ripple, rise, roll, roller, rough water, scend, sea, send, surf, surge, swell, tidal bore, tidal wave, tide wave, trough, tsunami, undulation, water wave, wave, wavelet, white horses, whitecaps

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  • Ground swell — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground swell — Swell Swell, n. 1. The act of swelling. [1913 Webster] 2. Gradual increase. Specifically: (a) Increase or augmentation in bulk; protuberance. (b) Increase in height; elevation; rise. [1913 Webster] Little River affords navigation during a swell… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground swell — noun 1. an obvious change of public opinion or political sentiment that occurs without leadership or overt expression there was a ground swell of antiwar sentiment • Hypernyms: ↑transition 2. a broad and deep undulation of the ocean • Syn: ↑heavy …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground swell — noun waves generated by winds a long way away, possibly arriving at shore without local winds. 2005: Year round the powerful ground swells generated in the notorious Roaring Forties 1000 kilometres to the south of Cape Leeuwin march north east… …   Wiktionary

  • ground swell — noun see groundswell 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ground·swell — /ˈgraʊndˌswɛl/ noun, pl swells [count] : a fast increase in the amount of public support for something (such as a political cause or candidate) usually + of They hope to create a groundswell of support for her candidacy. a groundswell of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground-swell — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground — (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of the earth; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground angling — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground annual — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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