Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: billow

Definition: large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows


Sentences Containing 'billow'

"Some men die at ebb tide; some at low water; some at the full of the flood;--and I feel now like a billow that's all one crested comb, Starbuck.
But at that moment he is sprung upon by a panther billow leaping over the bulwarks.
Now to this hand, now to that, he yawed in his faltering flight, and still at every billow that he broke, he spasmodically sank in the sea, or sideways rolled towards the sky his one beating fin.

More Vocab Words

::: goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
::: awful - terrible; very bad
::: recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
::: mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
::: invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
::: deposition - testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning
::: sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
::: suppliant - entreating; beseeching; N.
::: baffle - frustrate; perplex
::: meditation - reflection; thought; V. meditate