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Often, when you see yourself on the screen, you feel like a sweater that's been put through the washing machine. You have the impression of having done something full and luminous, and suddenly, when you see it on the screen, it's turned back into a tiny little thing.
Emmanuelle Beart

Meaning of "sweater" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SWEATER

sweater  [ˈswɛtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SWEATER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sweater is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SWEATER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sweater

Sweater

A sweater is a knitted garment intended to cover the torso and arms; either a pullover or a cardigan, distinguished in that cardigans open at the front while pullovers do not. In British English, a pullover may also be called a jumper or jersey, and there is no hypernym equivalent to sweater covering both pullovers and cardigans. Sweaters are worn by adults and children of both sexes; often over a shirt, blouse, T-shirt, or other top, but sometimes next to the skin. Sweaters were traditionally made from wool, but can now be made of cotton, synthetic fibers, or any combination thereof. Sweaters are maintained by washing or dry cleaning, and the use of a lint roller or pill razor.

Definition of sweater in the English dictionary

The first definition of sweater in the dictionary is a garment made of knitted or crocheted material covering the upper part of the body, esp a heavy one worn for warmth. Other definition of sweater is a person or thing that sweats. Sweater is also an employer who overworks and underpays his employees.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SWEATER


betta
ˈbɛtə
better
ˈbɛtə
bruschetta
bruːˈskɛtə
debtor
ˈdɛtə
feta
ˈfɛtə
Gambetta
ɡæmˈbɛtə
getter
ˈɡɛtə
letter
ˈlɛtə
netter
ˈnɛtə
newsletter
ˈnjuːzˌlɛtə
petter
ˈpɛtə
Quetta
ˈkwɛtə
Rosetta
rəʊˈzɛtə
setter
ˈsɛtə
stretta
ˈstrɛtə
trendsetter
ˈtrɛndˌsɛtə
Valletta
vəˈlɛtə
vendetta
vɛnˈdɛtə
weta
ˈwɛtə
whetter
ˈwɛtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SWEATER

sweat one´s guts out
sweat out
sweat pants
sweat suit
sweat-stained
sweatband
sweatbox
sweated
sweated goods
sweated labour
sweater dress
sweater girl
sweaterdress
sweatier
sweatiest
sweatily
sweatiness
sweating
sweating sickness
sweatless

WORDS THAT END LIKE SWEATER

beater
cheater
defeater
eater
eggbeater
fire-eater
four-seater
Greater
heater
immersion heater
in hot water
meat-eater
movie theater
night storage heater
preheater
repeater
theater
treater
two-seater
water heater
windcheater

Synonyms and antonyms of sweater in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sweater» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SWEATER

Find out the translation of sweater to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sweater from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sweater» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

毛衣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

suéter
570 millions of speakers

English

sweater
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वेटर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بُلُوفَر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

свитер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

suéter
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সোয়েটার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pull
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sweater
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pullover
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

セーター
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스웨터
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sweater
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

áo len
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்வெட்டர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वेटर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kazak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

maglione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sweter
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

светр
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pulover
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πουλόβερ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

trui
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tröja
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

strikkegenser
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sweater

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SWEATER»

The term «sweater» is very widely used and occupies the 8.817 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SWEATER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sweater» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sweater» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sweater

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10 QUOTES WITH «SWEATER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sweater.
1
Rosanna Arquette
I was in Florida with Burt Stern, the photographer who shot Marilyn Monroe on the beach with a sweater, and we smoked a joint. The bathing suit kept coming off in the water, and I just ripped it off. I was very comfortable being naked.
2
Emmanuelle Beart
Often, when you see yourself on the screen, you feel like a sweater that's been put through the washing machine. You have the impression of having done something full and luminous, and suddenly, when you see it on the screen, it's turned back into a tiny little thing.
3
Honor Blackman
Apart from anything else, I find boots are too hot except in wintry weather. At home I usually wear a sweater, shirt and slacks.
4
Herb Brooks
You're looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country.
5
Bobbi Brown
I won't usually make plans with people I don't know on Fridays because all I want to do is stick my hair in a ponytail and put on a big sweater, some tights and a pair of sneakers after a week working in the city.
6
Pam Brown
If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she's wearing your best sweater.
7
Thom Browne
I do love the provocative side of my collection, but I also like the classics - the simpler skirts and the sweater sets and the shirtdresses. And I always love to see girls in jackets and trousers.
8
Hilarie Burton
I grew up at the base of a mountain in Virginia, so my comfort zone is that Appalachian area, where all the dudes wear Carhartt and all the women can put on a beautiful sweater with a snowman applique and nobody raises an eyebrow.
9
Candace Bushnell
I actually don't shop very much. I have a tendency to rotate a few pairs of ripped jeans and an old cashmere sweater.
10
Jessica Chastain
I love fall because I love the whole cuddling aspect of it, and a sweater dress has that vibe of I'm going to hunker down and be warm, but it's also very feminine.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SWEATER»

Discover the use of sweater in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sweater and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
THE BLUE SWEATER
The author’s royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Acumen Fund.
Jacqueline Novogratz, 2013
2
The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust's Shadow
The Girl in the Green Sweater is also the story of Leopold Socha, the group's unlikely savior.
Krystyna Chiger, Daniel Paisner, 2008
3
Learn to Crochet a Sweater
If you've always wanted to crochet a sweater, this book is for you!
Bobbie Matela, 2000
4
The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide ...
Definitive in every way, Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book includes the history of the event, how to throw the perfect party, what to wear, and how to judge the all-important ugly Christmas sweater contest.
Brian Miller, Adam Paulson, Kevin Wool, 2011
5
The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book (with audio recording)
Adapted from the bestselling adult novel, The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book is the story of a young boy who finds the true meaning of Christmas in the most unlikely of places.
Kevin Balfe, Glenn Beck, Jason Wright, 2011
6
Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously
"I knit so I don’t kill people" —bumper sticker spotted at Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival For Adrienne Martini, and countless others, knitting is the linchpin of sanity.
Adrienne Martini, 2010
7
Design & Knit the Sweater of Your Dreams
Also includes helpful tips, diagrams, and detailed photos. This book is a reference, textbook, and workbook that will inspire knitters to create beautiful sweaters they will want to wear again and again.
J. Marsha Michler, 2011
8
Sweater Design in Plain English: Step-by-Step Instructions ...
A straightforward guide to making sweaters explains how to tell if a sweater will look good on someone before you make it, details yarn types and pattern stitches and provides instructions for 13 classic sweaters. Original.
‎2011
9
The Argyle Sweater: A Cartoon Collection
The Argyle Sweater is a comic for grown-ups but it's inspired by a childlike imagination and charm.
Hilburn, Scott, 2009
10
Norwegian Sweater Techniques for Today's Knitter
Norwegian sweater construction is demystified in this one-of-a-kind, workshop-based book Norwegian knitting aficionada Therese Chynoweth combines extensive technique instruction with inspirational patterns to make this time-honored craft ...
Therese Chynoweth, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SWEATER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sweater is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Nick Faldo throws on sweater from 1987 win for final Open walk at St …
Unlike Tom Watson, English great Nick Faldo is not ending his run at the British Open this year. He's said he will play two more. That does, however, make this ... «SB Nation, Jul 15»
2
Canadian LGBT activists say knitted sweater made of human hair is …
It's OK to call this sweater gay — because it is! Hints of blond, black, auburn and gray make up a mostly itchy brunette sweater knitted from human hair supplied ... «New York Daily News, Mar 15»
3
Lombardi sweater sells for $43000
A sweater bought last year for 58 cents at a Goodwill store sold Saturday night in an auction in New York City for $43,020. That sweater, with West Point on the ... «ESPN, Feb 15»
4
Vince Lombardi Sweater Found at Goodwill Shop Could Sell for …
A Tennessee couple found the old sweater of an NFL football legend at a North Carolina Goodwill for only 58 cents -- but the sweater could now fetch $20,000 at ... «ABC News, Feb 15»
5
Chris Christie in Green Bay: Here's hoping that orange sweater is wool
I really hope the sweater is wool or he's got several layers underneath, because Christie probably remembers what happened to Tom Coughlin's face when the ... «NJ.com, Jan 15»
6
Chris Christie: Orange sweater is good luck for Cowboys
Most celebrities try not to be caught wearing the same outfit twice. But Gov. Chris Christie isn't afraid to wear the same sweater two, three, four or even five times. «Asbury Park Press, Jan 15»
7
The Ugly Christmas Sweater Company Making Bank Off Your Dumb …
It's safe to say we've reached peak Ugly Christmas Sweater. And while you used to have to dig around vintage stores or your mom's closet for the festive ... «Racked National, Dec 14»
8
Entrepreneurs Strike Gold Selling Ugly Christmas Sweaters
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day and ugly sweater parties have gained popularity in recent years. At first, people had to ask their grandmas or scour the ... «Small Business Trends, Dec 14»
9
10 things you might not know about sweaters
Hey, you in the ugly Christmas sweater. Read this: / Many people don sweaters to fend off the cold. Turns out, they're powerful protection during Cold Wars too. «Chicago Tribune, Dec 14»
10
Prince George's Guards Sweater Vest Is Already Sold Out Because …
Whoever dressed the wee prince for his close-up (we're going to assume mum Kate Middleton had a hand in outfit selection) paired the cute $27 sweater vest ... «E! Online, Dec 14»

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