1. salty fluid secreted by sweat glands;
- Example: "sweat poured off his brow"
[syn: perspiration, sweat, sudor]
2. agitation resulting from active worry;
- Example: "don't get in a stew"
- Example: "he's in a sweat about exams"
[syn: fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither]
3. condensation of moisture on a cold surface;
- Example: "the cold glasses were streaked with sweat"
4. use of physical or mental energy; hard work;
- Example: "he got an A for effort"
- Example: "they managed only with great exertion"
[syn: effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat]
1. excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin;
- Example: "Exercise makes one sweat"
[syn: sweat, sudate, perspire]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sweat \Sweat\, v. t. 1. To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics. [1913 Webster] 2. To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude. [1913 Webster] It made her not a drop for sweat. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] With exercise she sweat ill humors out. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To unite by heating, after the application of soldier. [1913 Webster] 4. To get something advantageous, as money, property, or labor from (any one), by exaction or oppression; as, to sweat a spendthrift; to sweat laborers. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] To sweat coin, to remove a portion of a piece of coin, as by shaking it with others in a bag, so that the friction wears off a small quantity of the metal. [1913 Webster] The only use of it [money] which is interdicted is to put it in circulation again after having diminished its weight by "sweating", or otherwise, because the quantity of metal contains is no longer consistent with its impression. --R. Cobden. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sweat \Sweat\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sweat or Sweated (Obs. Swat); p. pr. & vb. n. Sweating.] [OE. sweten, AS. swaetan, fr. sw[=a]t, n., sweat; akin to OFries. & OS. sw[=e]t, D. zweet, OHG. sweiz, G. schweiss, Icel. sviti, sveiti, Sw. svett, Dan. sved, L. sudor sweat, sudare to sweat, Gr. ?, ?, sweat, ? to sweat, Skr. sv[=e]da sweat, svid to sweat. [root]178. Cf. Exude, Sudary, Sudorific.] 1. To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to perspire. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge. [1913 Webster] He 'd have the poets sweat. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 3. To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sweat \Sweat\, n. [Cf. OE. swot, AS. sw[=a]t. See Sweat, v. i.] 1. (Physiol.) The fluid which is excreted from the skin of an animal; the fluid secreted by the sudoriferous glands; a transparent, colorless, acid liquid with a peculiar odor, containing some fatty acids and mineral matter; perspiration. See Perspiration. [1913 Webster] In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread. --Gen. iii. 19. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster] 4. The sweating sickness. [Obs.] --Holinshed. [1913 Webster] 5. (Man.) A short run by a race horse in exercise. [1913 Webster] Sweat box (Naut.), a small closet in which refractory men are confined. Sweat glands (Anat.), sudoriferous glands. See under Sudoriferous.WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
sweat n 1: salty fluid secreted by sweat glands; "sweat poured off his brow" [syn: perspiration, sweat, sudor] 2: agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams" [syn: fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither] 3: condensation of moisture on a cold surface; "the cold glasses were streaked with sweat" 4: use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion" [syn: effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat] v 1: excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; "Exercise makes one sweat" [syn: sweat, sudate, perspire]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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