1. A great wave or surge of the sea or other water, caused usually by violent wind.
Whom the winds waft where'er the billows roll. --Cowper.
2. A great wave or flood of anything.
Bil·low, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Billowed p. pr. & vb. n. Billowing.] To surge; to rise and roll in waves or surges; to undulate. “The billowing snow.”
n : a large sea wave [syn: surge]
v 1: rise up as if in waves; "smoke billowed up nto the sky"
2: move with great difficulty; "The soldiers billowed across
the muddy riverbed"
3: rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged
forward" [syn: surge, heave]
4: become inflated; "The sails ballooned" [syn: balloon, inflate]