billowing billowing  /ˈbɪ loʊ ɪŋ/


  • (adj) characterized by great swelling waves or surges



  1. No frills and furbelows will bedeck their billowing bosoms; no petticoats will swathe their fattish calves; no bushy beards will sway from their chubby chins.
  2. Once in the street, he strode rapidly his black gown billowing behind his grey flannel trousersto the nearest pub for a pint of ale.
  3. Frank Gehry's billowing Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, which opened 10 years ago, didn't invent the new direction, but for many people it served as the announcement.


  1. Early Morning Structure Fire

    Billings- Just before 4am Wednesday morning Billings Fire Department responded to 1033 Cook Avenue for a report of a structure fire. Upon arriving fire crews were met with thick smoke billowing from the residence. Firefighters located a fire in the basement of the residence and began suppression attempts.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KTVQ Billings

  2. 4 major wildfires burning in Colorado, thousands of homes evacuated

    Hot, gusty weather has been spreading flames quickly. Thick smoke plumes have been billowing from fires near Colorado Springs, in southern Colorado, and in Rocky Mountain National Park to the north.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WYMT Mountain News

  3. County OKs fireworks ban

    With smoke from multiple forest fires billowing over ridge tops in the Santa Fe area, Santa Fe County officials voted Tuesday to ban certain fireworks in advance of the Fourth of July holiday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Santa Fe New Mexican


  1. Obama said: "We will never forget the images of planes vanishing into buildings; of billowing smoke rolling down the streets of Manhattan; of photos hung by the families of the missing. We will never forget the rage and aching sadness we felt. And...
    on Sep 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Independent Online

  2. "Once the towers had gone down and we were faced with the aftermath of their collapse, I could not get out of my mind that huge cloud billowing across Manhattan," said Cruise, who visited Ground Zero soon after the attacks in 2001.
    on Apr 13, 2004 By: Tom Cruise Source: BBC News

  3. The desert is undeniably spectacular; a "vast ocean of billowing sands," said Bertram Thomas, the first Western explorer to cross from Salalah to Doha in 1931, "here tilted into frowning heights, and there falling into gentle valleys without...
    on Jan 11, 2010 By: Bertram Thomas Source:

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