Definitions for sweat
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word sweat.
perspiration, sweat, sudornoun
salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
"sweat poured off his brow"
fret, stew, sweat, lather, swithernoun
agitation resulting from active worry
"don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"
condensation of moisture on a cold surface
"the cold glasses were streaked with sweat"
effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatverb
use of physical or mental energy; hard work
"he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
sweat, sudate, perspireverb
excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
"Exercise makes one sweat"
Fluid that exits the body through pores in the skin usually due to physical stress and/or high temperature for the purpose of regulating body temperature and removing certain compounds from the circulation.
A soldier (especially one who is old or experienced).
The sweating sickness.
To emit sweat.
To work hard.
To worry about (something).
To emit, in the manner of sweat.
to sweat blood.
To solder (a pipe joint) together.
To stress out.
Stop sweatin' me!
To cook slowly in shallow oil without browning.
Etymology: swat, from swait-, from swoyd-. Cognate with Danish sved, Swedish svett, German Schweiß, Dutch zweet, French sueur, Persian Latvian sviedri and Albanian djersë.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: sweat , Saxon; sweet, Dutch.
Sweat is salt in taste; for that part of the nourishment which is fresh and sweet, turneth into blood and flesh; and the sweat is that part which is excerned. Francis Bacon.
Some insensible effluvium, exhaling out of the stone, comes to be checked and condensed by the air on the superficies of it, as it happens to sweat on the skins of animals. Boyle.
Soft on the flow’ry herb I found me laid
In balmy sweat. John Milton.
When Lucilius brandishes his pen,
And flashes in the face of guilty men,
A cold sweat stands in drops on ev’ry part,
And rage succeeds to tears, revenge to smart. Dryden.
Sweat is produced by changing the balance between the fluids and solids, in which health consists, so as that projectile motion of the fluids overcome the resistance of the solids. Arb.
This painful labour of abridging was not easy, but a matter of sweat and watching. 2 Mac. ii. 26.
To labour calls us, now with sweat impos’d. John Milton.
What from Johnson’s oil and sweat did flow,
Or what more easy nature did bestow
On William Shakespeare’s gentler muse, in thee full grown
Their graces both appear. John Denham.
Beans give in the mow; and therefore those that are to be kept are not to be thrashed ’till March, that they have had a thorough sweat in the mow. John Mortimer, Husbandry.
To emit as sweat.
Grease that’s sweaten
From the murtherer’s gibbet, throw
Into the flame. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
For him the rich Arabia sweats her gum. Dryden.
preterite swet, sweated; particip. pass. sweaten.
Etymology: from the noun.
Shall I say to you,
Let them be free, marry them to your heirs?
Why sweat they under burdens? William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.
Mistress Page at the door, sweating and blowing, and looking wildly, would needs speak with you. William Shakespeare.
When he was brought again to the bar, to hear
His knell rung out, his judgment, he was stirr’d
With such an agony, he sweat extremely. William Shakespeare, H. VIII.
About this time in autumn, there reigned in the city and other parts of the kingdom a disease then new; which, of the accidents and manner thereof they called the sweating sickness. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
A young tall squire
Did from the camp at first before him go;
At first he did, but scarce could follow strait,
Sweating beneath a shield’s unruly weight. Abraham Cowley.
How the drudging goblin swet
To earn his cream-bowl duly set;
When in one night, ere glimpse of morn,
His shadowy flail hath thresh’d the corn. John Milton.
Our author, not content to see
That others write as carelessly as he;
Though he pretends not to make things complete,
Yet, to please you, he’d have the poets sweat. Edmund Waller.
Wainscots will sweat so that they will run with water. Francis Bacon.
In cold evenings there will be a moisture or sweating upon the stool. John Mortimer.
Sweat is a clear, salty liquid produced by glands in your skin in response to heat, exercise, stress, or illness as part of the body's way of regulating its temperature. It helps keep the body cool by evaporating on the skin surface, leading to a cooling effect. Sweat can also contain trace amounts of toxins or waste products, thus acting as a means for their expulsion from the body.
to excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to perspire
fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge
to emit moisture, as green plants in a heap
to cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics
to emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude
to unite by heating, after the application of soldier
to get something advantageous, as money, property, or labor from (any one), by exaction or oppression; as, to sweat a spendthrift; to sweat laborers
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
the act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery
moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack
the sweating sickness
a short run by a race horse in exercise
Etymology: [OE. sweten, AS. swaetan, fr. swt, n., sweat; akin to OFries. & OS. swt, D. zweet, OHG. sweiz, G. schweiss, Icel. sviti, sveiti, Sw. svett, Dan. sved, L. sudor sweat, sudare to sweat, Gr. , , sweat, to sweat, Skr. svda sweat, svid to sweat. 178. Cf. Exude, Sudary, Sudorific.]
Sweat is a Brazilian Modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1934.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
swet, n. the moisture from the skin, the state of one who sweats, diaphoresis: labour: drudgery.—v.i. to give out sweat or moisture: to toil, drudge for poor wages: to suffer penalty, smart.—v.t. to give out, as sweat: to cause to sweat: to squeeze money or extortionate interest from, to compel to hard work for mean wages: to wear away or pare down by friction or other means, as coins: to scrape the sweat from a horse.—ns. Sweat′er, one who sweats, or that which causes sweating, a diaphoretic: a heavy kind of jersey used by persons in training for athletic contests, to reduce their weight: one who sweats coins: a London street ruffian in Queen Anne's time who prodded weak passengers with his sword-point; Sweat′iness; Sweat′ing-bath, a bath to promote perspiration; Sweat′ing-house, -room, a house, room, for sweating persons: a room for sweating cheese and carrying off the superfluous juices; Sweat′ing-sick′ness, an extremely fatal epidemic disorder which ravaged Europe, and esp. England, in the 15th and 16th centuries—a violent inflammatory fever, with a fetid perspiration over the whole body; Sweat′ing-sys′tem, the practice of working poor people at starvation wages, esp. in making up clothes in their own houses.—adj. Sweat′y, wet with sweat: consisting of sweat: laborious. [A.S. swát, sweat, swǽtan, to sweat; Dut. zweet; Low Ger. sweet, Ger. schweiss.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The fluid excreted by the SWEAT GLANDS. It consists of water containing sodium chloride, phosphate, urea, ammonia, and other waste products.
Worry, as in Don't sweat it.
Harass or scrutinize. Kinda like when a dog rapes a caterpillar... or two narcs in the area that's sweatin' me -- Digital Underground (Sex packets).
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sweat is ranked #3856 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Sweat surname appeared 9,194 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Sweat.
74.6% or 6,867 total occurrences were White.
18.8% or 1,733 total occurrences were Black.
2.1% or 201 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2% or 185 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 178 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.3% or 30 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'sweat' in Nouns Frequency: #2773
The numerical value of sweat in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of sweat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
On June 5, 2015, Inmate Matt told me it was the day he and Inmate Sweat were breaking out of the facility. I know I had agreed to help them escape and run away with them, but I panicked and couldn't follow through with the rest of the plan. I really do love my husband and he's the reason I didn't meet Inmate Matt and Inmate Sweat, i didn't want anything to happen to Lyle and I couldn't imagine being without him. I believe I helped Inmate Matt and Inmate Sweat escape because I was caught up in the fantasy. I enjoyed the attention, the feeling both of them gave me, and the thought of a different life.
We sent the money we earned through blood and sweat to our parents. That made us immeasurably happy.
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy sweat will get you change.
Wailing and lamentation befit those who stand before the throne of life and depart without leaving in its hands a drop of the sweat of their brows or the blood of their hearts.
It looked like he just came out of a swimming pool. He was soaking wet, he's a meltdown guy. I mean I look at him, he's just pouring sweat. ... We need somebody that doesn't sweat.
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Translations for sweat
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- suar, suorCatalan, Valencian
- chwys, chwysuWelsh
- Schweiß, schwitzen, SchwitzeGerman
- ιδρώτας, ιδρώνωGreek
- sudar, sudorSpanish
- عرق, خویPersian
- hiki, raataa, hikoillaFinnish
- transpiration, suer, troupier, sueur, troufion, transpirerFrench
- switWestern Frisian
- suor, suarGalician
- זיעה, הזיעHebrew
- पसीना, पसीना आनाHindi
- izzadság, veríték, robotol, izgul, izzadHungarian
- քրտինք, քրտնելArmenian
- sudoro, sudorifarIdo
- svitna, áhyggjur, hafa, svitiIcelandic
- sudare, sudoreItalian
- 汗, 汗をかくJapanese
- ئارهق, ئارهقه, xuhKurdish
- SchweessLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- prãkaitas, prakaitúotiLithuanian
- пот, поти, испоти, запоти, препотиMacedonian
- transpiratievocht, zich zorgen maken, zweet, zweten, zwoegenDutch
- sveitteNorwegian Nynorsk
- susor, susarOccitan
- pot, pocić sięPolish
- suor, transpirar, suarPortuguese
- transpirație, asuda, sudoare, transpiraRomanian
- пот, потеть, вспотеть, мантулить, пахать, вкалывать, ишачитьRussian
- sudore, suori, sori, sudori, suore, suderareSardinian
- pot, знојити, znojiti, зно̑ј, znȏj, потSerbo-Croatian
- djersij, djersëAlbanian
- svettas, svettSwedish
- wasiwasi, ungana, jashoSwahili
- స్వేదం, చెమటTelugu
- เหงื่อ, น้ำเหงื่อThai
- ter dökmek, soğuk ter dökmek, ter, terlemekTurkish
- mồ hôiVietnamese
- שוויצן, שווייסYiddish
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