What does Swamp mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swamp, swamplandnoun

    low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog

  2. swampverb

    a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables

    "he was trapped in a medical swamp"

  3. swamp, drenchverb

    drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged

    "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"

  4. deluge, flood, inundate, swampverb

    fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

    "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"

Wiktionary

  1. swampnoun

    A piece of wet, spongy land; low ground saturated with water; soft, wet ground which may have a growth of certain kinds of trees, but is unfit for agricultural or pastoral purposes.

  2. swampnoun

    A type of wetland that stretches for vast distances, and is home to many creatures who have adapted specifically to that environment.

  3. swampverb

    To drench or fill with water.

    The boat was swamped in the storm.

  4. swampverb

    To overwhelm; to make too busy or overrun capacity.

    I have been swamped with paperwork ever since they started using the new system.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swampnoun

    wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but not usually covered with it; marshy ground away from the seashore

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D. zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. svppr, Dan. & Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo`s porous, spongy.]

  2. Swampverb

    to plunge or sink into a swamp

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D. zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. svppr, Dan. & Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo`s porous, spongy.]

  3. Swampverb

    to cause (a boat) to become filled with water; to capsize or sink by whelming with water

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D. zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. svppr, Dan. & Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo`s porous, spongy.]

  4. Swampverb

    fig.: To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D. zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. svppr, Dan. & Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo`s porous, spongy.]

  5. Swampverb

    to sink or stick in a swamp; figuratively, to become involved in insuperable difficulties

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D. zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. svppr, Dan. & Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo`s porous, spongy.]

  6. Swampverb

    to become filled with water, as a boat; to founder; to capsize or sink; figuratively, to be ruined; to be wrecked

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D. zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. svppr, Dan. & Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo`s porous, spongy.]

Freebase

  1. Swamp

    A swamp is a wetland that is forested. Many swamps occur along large rivers, where they are critically dependent upon natural water level fluctuations. Other swamps occur on the shores of large lakes. Some swamps have hammocks, or dry-land protrusions, covered by aquatic vegetation, or vegetation that tolerates periodical inundation. The two main types of swamp are "true" or swamp forests and "transitional" or shrub swamps. In the boreal regions of Canada, the word swamp is colloquially used for what is more correctly termed a bog or muskeg. The water of a swamp may be fresh water, brackish water or seawater. Some of the world's largest swamps are found along major rivers such as the Amazon, the Mississippi, and the Congo. Conservationists have worked hard to preserve swamps. For example, the swamps in Northwest Indiana have been preserved as part of the Indiana Dunes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swamp

    swomp, n. wet, spongy land: low ground filled with water.—v.t. to sink in, or as in a swamp: to overset, or cause to fill with water, as a boat.—adj. Swamp′y, consisting of swamp: wet and spongy. [Scand., Dan. and Sw. svamp, a sponge; from the root of swim.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. swamp

    A tract of land or bog on which, from its impermeable bottom, the collected fresh water remains stagnant.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Swamp in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Swamp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Swamp in a Sentence

  1. Mick Mulvaney:

    This is really important to the President, i can tell you that this is a big part of draining the swamp. ... Really, what you are talking about doing is restructuring Washington, DC, and that is how you drain the swamp.

  2. Briscoe Cain:

    Since their trip to the DC swamp did n’t go ‘ viral ’ in the way they had hoped, these legislators are trying to shift the focus off of the fact they abandoned Texas and their constituents.

  3. Glenn Youngkin:

    If Bill Clinton and Bill Clinton had a son, it's Terry McAuliffe ! he is a creature of the swamp.

  4. Bradley Byrne:

    A lot of people will say... I want somebody that's with President Trump and not with the swamp — and that's the hurdle that Katie Boyd Britt would have to get over, but Katie is very smart and she's got a lot of experience in politics.

  5. The Democratic candidate facing Collins:

    This has been unfolding, piece by piece, for many months, anyone who's been paying attention knows what's going on. And now the jig is up, because no matter how this is spun, it's clear that the swamp is alive and well in Washington, DC.

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