Definitions for wallowˈwɒl oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wal•lowˈwɒl oʊ(v.i.)

  1. to roll about or lie in water, mud, dust, etc., as for refreshment:

    goats wallowing in the dust.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  2. to indulge oneself; luxuriate; revel:

    to wallow in luxury; to wallow in sentimentality.

  3. to flounder about; move or proceed clumsily.

  4. to billow forth, as smoke.

  5. (n.)an act or instance of wallowing.

  6. a place in which animals wallow.

Origin of wallow:

bef. 900; ME walwen, OE wealwian to roll, c. Go af-walwjan to roll away; akin to L volvere to roll


Princeton's WordNet

  1. wallow(noun)

    a puddle where animals go to wallow

  2. wallow(verb)

    an indolent or clumsy rolling about

    "a good wallow in the water"

  3. wallow(verb)

    devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure

    "Wallow in luxury"; "wallow in your sorrows"

  4. wallow, welter(verb)

    roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"

  5. billow, wallow(verb)

    rise up as if in waves

    "smoke billowed up into the sky"

  6. wallow, rejoice, triumph(verb)

    be ecstatic with joy

  7. wallow(verb)

    delight greatly in

    "wallow in your success!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wallow(noun)

    to roll one's self about, as in mire; to tumble and roll about; to move lazily or heavily in any medium; to flounder; as, swine wallow in the mire

  2. Wallow(noun)

    to live in filth or gross vice; to disport one's self in a beastly and unworthy manner

  3. Wallow(noun)

    to wither; to fade

  4. Wallow(verb)

    to roll; esp., to roll in anything defiling or unclean

  5. Wallow(noun)

    a kind of rolling walk

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an act of wallowing.

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