Found 3 items, similar to swamp.
English → Indonesian
English → English
n 1: low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants
than a marsh and better drainage than a bog [syn: swampland
2: a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables; “he
was trapped in a medical swamp”
v 1: drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged; “The tsunami
swamped every boat in the harbor”
2: fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; “the
basement was inundated after the storm”
; “The images
flooded his mind”
English → English
, n. [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D.
zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. sv["o]ppr, Dan. &
Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo`s porous, spongy.]
Wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but
not usually covered with it; marshy ground away from the
Gray swamps and pools, waste places of the hern.
A swamp differs from a bog and a marsh in producing
trees and shrubs, while the latter produce only
herbage, plants, and mosses. --Farming
. (Zo["o]l.) See Redwing
(Bot.), skunk cabbage.
(Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic deer (Rucervus Duvaucelli
) of India.
(a) An Australian azure-breasted bird (Porphyrio bellus
-- called also goollema
(b) An Australian water crake, or rail (Porzana Tabuensis
-- called also little swamp hen
(c) The European purple gallinule.
(Bot.), an American shrub (Azalea viscosa
syn. Rhododendron viscosa
or Rhododendron viscosum
) growing in swampy places, with fragrant flowers
of a white color, or white tinged with rose; -- called
also swamp pink
and white swamp honeysuckle
, a hook and chain used by lumbermen in handling
logs. Cf. Cant hook
. (Med.) See Prairie itch
, under Prairie
(Bot.), a shrub (Kalmia glauca
) having small
leaves with the lower surface glaucous.
(Bot.), red maple. See Maple
(Bot.), a name given to several kinds of oak
which grow in swampy places, as swamp Spanish oak
), swamp white oak (Q. bicolor
swamp post oak (Q. lyrata
(Min.), bog ore; limonite.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several Australian
game birds of the genera Synoicus
allied to the European partridges.
(Zo["o]l.), the chewink.
(Bot.), a small North American tree of the
) with aromatic leaves and
fragrant creamy-white blossoms; -- called also sweet bay
(Zo["o]l.), a common North American sparrow
, or M. palustris
resembling the song sparrow. It lives in low, swampy
. (Bot.) See Pussy willow
, under Pussy
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swamped
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To plunge or sink into a swamp.
2. (Naut.) To cause (a boat) to become filled with water; to
capsize or sink by whelming with water.
3. Fig.: To plunge into difficulties and perils; to
overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.
The Whig majority of the house of Lords was swamped
by the creation of twelve Tory peers. --J. R. Green.
Having swamped himself in following the ignis fatuus
of a theory. --Sir W.
, v. i.
1. To sink or stick in a swamp; figuratively, to become
involved in insuperable difficulties.
2. To become filled with water, as a boat; to founder; to
capsize or sink; figuratively, to be ruined; to be