from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To drink greedily or grossly: "Unshaven horsemen swill the great wines of the Chateaux” ( W.H. Auden).
- transitive v. To flood with water, as for washing.
- transitive v. To feed (animals) with swill.
- intransitive v. To drink or eat greedily or to excess.
- n. A mixture of liquid and solid food, such as table scraps, fed to animals, especially pigs; slop.
- n. Kitchen waste; garbage.
- n. A deep draft of liquor.
- n. Nonsense; rubbish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a mixture of solid and liquid food scraps fed to pigs etc; especially kitchen waste for this purpose
- n. any disgusting or distasteful liquid
- n. anything disgusting or worthless
- n. a large quantity of liquid drunk at one swallow
- n. A badly-thrown pass
- n. Inexpensive beer
- v. to eat or drink greedily or to excess
- v. to wash something by flooding with water
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To wash; to drench.
- transitive v. To drink in great draughts; to swallow greedily.
- transitive v. To inebriate; to fill with drink.
- intransitive v. To drink greedily or swinishly; to drink to excess.
- n. The wash, or mixture of liquid substances, given to swine; hogwash; -- called also swillings.
- n. Large draughts of liquor; drink taken in excessive quantities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rinse; drench; wash; bathe.
- To drink greedily or to excess.
- To fill; swell with fullness.
- To wash; rinse.
- To drink greedily; drink to excess.
- n. Drink; liquor, as drunk to excess: so called in contempt.
- n. Liquid food for animals; specifically, the refuse or leavings of the kitchen, as given to swine.
- n. A keeler to wash in, standing on three feet.
- n. A wicker basket of a round or globular form, with open top, in which red herrings and other fish and goods are carried to market for sale.
- n. Specifically A basket of 100 herrings.
- n. A shade.
- n. Liquid in general; especially a liquid that leaks, gushes, or swills in.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. feed pigs
- v. drink large quantities of (liquid, especially alcoholic drink)
- n. wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
Middle English swilen, to wash out, from Old English swilian; see swel- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)