Definitions of sweat

  1. agitation resulting from active worry; " don't get in a stew"; " he's in a sweat about exams"
  2. salty fluid secreted by sweat glands; " sweat poured off his brow"
  3. excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; " Exercise makes one sweat"
  4. condensation of moisture on a cold surface; " the cold glasses were streaked with sweat"
  5. To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to perspire.
  6. Fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge.
  7. To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap.
  8. To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics.
  9. To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude.
  10. To unite by heating, after the application of soldier.
  11. To get something advantageous, as money, property, or labor from ( any one), by exaction or oppression; as, to sweat a spendthrift; to sweat laborers.
  12. 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.
  13. The act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery.
  14. The sweating sickness.
  15. A short run by a race horse in exercise.
  16. Perspiration; moisture given off by any substance, especially by the pores of the skin; act or state of one who gives off moisture; toil; drudgery.
  17. To give off moisture, as through the pores of the skin; to perspire; form moisture in drops on the outside, as a glass of water; to labor hard; drudge.
  18. To cause to perspire freely; to send forth through the pores; to wet with perspiration; colloquially, to employ at hard work for very low and unfair wages.
  19. Sweaty.
  20. The moisture from the skin: labor: drudgery.
  21. To give out sweat or moisture: to toil.
  22. To give out, as sweat: to cause to sweat.
  23. Moisture which issues through the pores of the skin; perspiration.
  24. To exude sweat; toil.
  25. To exude, as sweat; cause to sweat.
  26. To send forth throught the pores.
  27. To cause to perspire.
  28. To exude moisture through the pores of skin; perspire; hence, to toil.
  29. Sweater.
  30. Sensible perspiration, or any moisture resembling it.
  31. The act or state of sweating.
  32. Hard labor.
  33. The sensible moisture which is exereted from the skin of an animal; labour; toil; drudgery; moisture exuded from any substance.
  34. To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to toil; to drudge; to emit moisture.
  35. The moisture which appears on the skins of animals in hot weather, or during severe exertion or labour; toil; labour; drudgery.
  36. To give forth moisture through the pores of the skin; to cause to perspire; to exude; to toil; to drudge.

Usage examples for sweat

  1. Hugh and others about him, all in a sweat, got him down at last. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  2. They wiped sweat from their faces and glanced at each other. – Operation Lorelie by William P. Salton
  3. Some of them have built up great fortunes out of the sweat and blood and tears of men and women and little children. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  4. It is sometimes a long business, very long; big drops of sweat come out on Monet's forehead. – The New Book Of Martyrs by Georges Duhamel
  5. Cyril's face turned ghastly, drops of sweat broke out over his forehead. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  6. They'll march us and sweat us to death. – The Kangaroo Marines by R. W. Campbell
  7. " Don't work up a sweat for a little thing like that, old man. – The Lost City by Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
  8. The sweat started on his forehead. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. A cold sweat of terror broke upon him. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  10. His hands were shaking, his skin damp with sweat no heat produced. – Voodoo Planet by Andrew North
  11. I was stricken with painful doubts, and the cold sweat started upon me. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  12. Even while he announced his purpose the sweat poured out on his forehead. – Riders of the Silences by John Frederick
  13. Mighty surprised they were to see us, on foot, and all dust and sweat. – On the Pampas by G. A. Henty
  14. As soon as they had departed, the dog made signs to his mistress to sweat him after the manner of the Indians. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  15. A great deal has been and is being constantly said about " sweat- shop" work and conditions. – The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor
  16. I wiped the sweat off my forehead. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  17. One winter morning they met in a church; Angelo leaned over to a friend who was with him, saying: " Go, ask Francis to sell you a farthing's worth of his sweat." – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  18. The others had plenty to sweat about. – Space Tug by Murray Leinster