(noun, verb)


1. salty fluid secreted by sweat glands

- sweat poured off his brow

Similar word(s): perspiration, sudor

Definition categories: body, secretion

2. agitation resulting from active worry

- he's in a sweat about exams

Similar word(s): fret, lather, stew, swither

Definition categories: state, agitation

3. condensation of moisture on a cold surface

- the cold glasses were streaked with sweat

Definition categories: phenomenon, condensate, condensation

4. use of physical or mental energy; hard work

Similar word(s): effort, exertion, travail

Definition categories: act, labor, labour, toil


1. excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin

- Exercise makes one sweat

Similar word(s): perspire, sudate

Definition categories: body, egest, eliminate, excrete, pass

Sentences with sweat as a verb:

- His physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics.

- I've been sweating over my essay all day.

- to sweat a spendthrift; to sweat labourers

- to sweat blood

- The cheese will start sweating if you don't refrigerate it.

- Stop sweatin' me!