King James Bible Dictionary



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  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
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Naves Topical Index

General references
Genesis 3:19

An offense in the sanctuary
Ezekiel 44:18

Of blood
Luke 22:44

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SWEAT, noun swet. [Latin sudor.]

1. The fluid or sensible moisture which issues out of the pores of the skin of an animal.

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread. Genesis 3:19.

2. Labor; toil; drudgery.

3. Moisture evacuated from any substance; as the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack.

SWEAT, verb intransitive swet. preterit tense and participle passive sweat or sweated. Swot is obsolete. [Latin sudo.]

1. To emit sensible moisture through the pores of the skin; to perspire. Horses sweat; oxen sweat little or not at all.]

2. To toil; to labor; to drudge.

He'd have the poets sweat

3. To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap.

SWEAT, verb transitive swet. To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exsude.

For him the rich Arabia sweats her gums.

1. To cause to emit moisture from the pores of the skin. His physicians attempted to sweat him by the most powerful sudorifics.

They sweat him profusely.

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Sweat, Bloody

One of the physical phenomena attending our Lord's agony in the garden of Gethsemane is described by St. Luke, (Luke 22:44) "His sweat was as it were great drops (lit. clots) of blood falling down to the ground." Of this malady, known in medical science by the term diapedesis , there have been examples recorded in both ancient and modern times. The cause assigned is generally violent mental emotion.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SWEAT'ER, noun One that causes to sweat.

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SWEAT'INESS, noun The state of being sweaty or moist with sweat.

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SWEAT'ING, participle present tense Emitting moisture from the pores of the skin; throwing our moisture; exuding.

1. Causing to emit moisture upon the skin.

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SWEAT'ING-BATH, noun A sudatory; a bath for exciting sensible perspiration or sweat; a hypocaust or stove.

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SWEAT'ING-HOUSE, noun A house for sweating persons in sickness.

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SWEAT'ING-IRON, noun A kind of knife or a piece of a sythe, used to scrape off sweat from horses.

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SWEAT'ING-ROOM, noun A room for sweating persons.

1. In rural economy, a room for sweating cheese and carrying off the superfluous juices.

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SWEAT'ING-SICKNESS, noun A febril epidemic disease which prevailed in some countries of Europe, but particularly in England, in the 15th and 16th centuries. Its first appearance was in the army of the earl of Richmond, afterward Henry VII on his landing at Milford haven, in 1485. The invasion of the disease was sudden, and usually marked by a local affection producing the sensation of intense heat, afterwards diffusing itself over the whole body, and immediately followed by profuse sweating, which continued through the whole course of the disease or till death, which often happened in a few hours.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SWEAT'Y, adjective Moist with sweat; as a sweaty skin; a sweaty garment.

1. Consisting of sweat.

No noisy whiffs or sweaty streams.

2. Laborious; toilsome; as the sweaty forge.