What does wallow mean?

Definitions for wallowˈwɒl oʊ

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

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

  6. Origin: [OE. walwen, AS. wealwian; akin to Goth. walwjan (in comp.) to roll, L. volvere; cf. Skr. val to turn. 147. Cf. Voluble Well, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wallow

    wol′ō, v.i. to roll about, as in mire: to live in filth or gross vice.—n. the place an animal wallows in.—n. Wall′ower. [A.S. wealwian—L. volvĕre.]

  2. Wallow

    wol′ō, v.i. (prov.) to fade away.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wallow in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wallow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Fred Allen:

    Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making.

  2. Richard Nixon:

    There are these and other great causes that we were elected overwhelmingly to carry forward in November of 1972. And what we were elected to do, we are going to do, and let others wallow in Watergate, we are going to do our job.

  3. Francis de Sales:

    It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afterwards, to discuss it and wallow in the remembered pleasures of every mouthful. Those whose minds dwell before dinner on the spit, and after on the dishes, are fit only to be scullions.

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