What does sweat mean?

Definitions for sweat
swɛtsweat

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sweat.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perspiration, sweat, sudornoun

    salty fluid secreted by sweat glands

    "sweat poured off his brow"

  2. fret, stew, sweat, lather, swithernoun

    agitation resulting from active worry

    "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"

  3. sweatnoun

    condensation of moisture on a cold surface

    "the cold glasses were streaked with sweat"

  4. 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"

  5. sweat, sudate, perspireverb

    excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin

    "Exercise makes one sweat"

Wiktionary

  1. sweatnoun

    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.

    Etymology: swat, from swait-, from swoyd-. Cognate with Danish sved, Swedish svett, German Schweiß, Dutch zweet, French sueur, Persian Latvian sviedri and Albanian djersë.

  2. sweatnoun

    A soldier (especially one who is old or experienced).

    Etymology: swat, from swait-, from swoyd-. Cognate with Danish sved, Swedish svett, German Schweiß, Dutch zweet, French sueur, Persian Latvian sviedri and Albanian djersë.

  3. sweatnoun

    The sweating sickness.

    Etymology: swat, from swait-, from swoyd-. Cognate with Danish sved, Swedish svett, German Schweiß, Dutch zweet, French sueur, Persian Latvian sviedri and Albanian djersë.

  4. sweatverb

    To emit sweat.

    Etymology: swat, from swait-, from swoyd-. Cognate with Danish sved, Swedish svett, German Schweiß, Dutch zweet, French sueur, Persian Latvian sviedri and Albanian djersë.

  5. sweatverb

    To work hard.

    Etymology: swat, from swait-, from swoyd-. Cognate with Danish sved, Swedish svett, German Schweiß, Dutch zweet, French sueur, Persian Latvian sviedri and Albanian djersë.

  6. sweatverb

    To worry.

    Etymology: swat, from swait-, from swoyd-. Cognate with Danish sved, Swedish svett, German Schweiß, Dutch zweet, French sueur, Persian Latvian sviedri and Albanian djersë.

  7. sweatverb

    To worry about (something).

    Etymology: swat, from swait-, from swoyd-. Cognate with Danish sved, Swedish svett, German Schweiß, Dutch zweet, French sueur, Persian Latvian sviedri and Albanian djersë.

  8. sweatverb

    To emit, in the manner of sweat.

    to sweat blood.

    Etymology: swat, from swait-, from swoyd-. Cognate with Danish sved, Swedish svett, German Schweiß, Dutch zweet, French sueur, Persian Latvian sviedri and Albanian djersë.

  9. sweatverb

    To solder (a pipe joint) together.

    Etymology: swat, from swait-, from swoyd-. Cognate with Danish sved, Swedish svett, German Schweiß, Dutch zweet, French sueur, Persian Latvian sviedri and Albanian djersë.

  10. sweatverb

    To stress out.

    Stop sweatin' me!

    Etymology: swat, from swait-, from swoyd-. Cognate with Danish sved, Swedish svett, German Schweiß, Dutch zweet, French sueur, Persian Latvian sviedri and Albanian djersë.

  11. sweatverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sweat

    of Sweat

    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.]

  2. Sweatverb

    to excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to perspire

    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.]

  3. Sweatverb

    fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge

    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.]

  4. Sweatverb

    to emit moisture, as green plants in a heap

    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.]

  5. Sweatverb

    to cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics

    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.]

  6. Sweatverb

    to emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude

    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.]

  7. Sweatverb

    to unite by heating, after the application of soldier

    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.]

  8. Sweatverb

    to get something advantageous, as money, property, or labor from (any one), by exaction or oppression; as, to sweat a spendthrift; to sweat laborers

    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.]

  9. Sweatverb

    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

    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.]

  10. Sweatverb

    the act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery

    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.]

  11. Sweatverb

    moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack

    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.]

  12. Sweatverb

    the sweating sickness

    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.]

  13. Sweatverb

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Sweat

    Sweat is a Brazilian Modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1934.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sweat

    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

  1. Sweat

    The fluid excreted by the SWEAT GLANDS. It consists of water containing sodium chloride, phosphate, urea, ammonia, and other waste products.

Rap Dictionary

  1. sweatverb

    Over-patronize.

  2. sweatverb

    Worry, as in Don't sweat it.

  3. sweatverb

    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).

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sweat' in Nouns Frequency: #2773

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  1. Tawse

  2. Wetas

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweat in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sweat in a Sentence

  1. Annson Dorrance:

    The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is looking.

  2. Joerg Wuttke:

    You should actually make your assets sweat and utilize them to 100 percent, but that is not the case here, and the industrial landscape is becoming more and more inefficient, china released the mother of all credit avalanches, hence the double-digit growth and making decision makers more complacent - they thought they could outgrow the previous overcapacity problem.

  3. George S. Patton:

    The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.

  4. Juergen Gansel:

    Germans have earned this money by the sweat of their brow, be it at a desk or at the steelworks here in Riesa ... so that a distant and anti-grassroots government can hand out horns of plenty as if it's the world's social welfare office.

  5. Theodore Roosevelt:

    Every man among us is more fit to meet the duties and responsibilities of citizenship because of the perils over which, in the past, the nation has triumphed; because of the blood and sweat and tears, the labor and the anguish, through which, in the days that have gone, our forefathers moved on to triumph.

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