What does swamp mean?

Definitions for swamp
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swamp, swampland(noun)

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

  2. swamp(verb)

    a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables

    "he was trapped in a medical swamp"

  3. swamp, drench(verb)

    drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged

    "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"

  4. deluge, flood, inundate, swamp(verb)

    fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

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

Wiktionary

  1. swamp(Noun)

    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. swamp(Noun)

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

  3. swamp(Verb)

    To drench or fill with water.

    The boat was swamped in the storm.

  4. swamp(Verb)

    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. Swamp(noun)

    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. Swamp(verb)

    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. Swamp(verb)

    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. Swamp(verb)

    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. Swamp(verb)

    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. Swamp(verb)

    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. Jim Jordan:

    Don’t pick someone from the swamp, let that individual put out a team and get answers to these questions that we all want to know [the answers to].

  2. Adrienne Rich:

    As her sons have seen her: the mother in patriarchy: controlling, erotic, castrating, heart-suffering, guilt-ridden, and guilt-provoking; a marble brow, a huge breast, an avid cave; between her legs snakes, swamp-grass, or teeth; on her lap a helpless infant or a martyred son. She exists for one purpose: to bear and nourish the son.

  3. Mike Braun:

    He promised to drain the swamp and I want to be an ally, when I get there, you can count on it that I’m going there for the right reasons.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    If we don't recognize the progress we've made and how that came about, then we may chase some snake oil and end up having policies that get us back in the swamp.

  5. Peggy Farren:

    I am now addicted, going into the swamp is truly getting away from it all.The hikes are not too strenuous since you can't walk very fast.It's just so great to be out in nature and enjoying its beauty.

Images & Illustrations of swamp

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