billow

(redirected from billowing)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

billow

1. a large sea wave
2. a large atmospheric wave, usually in the lee of a hill
References in periodicals archive ?
BEIRUT: Church bells rang out in Lebanon Wednesday night as word spread that white smoke was billowing out of the Vatican chimney, signaling the election of a new pope.
On Tuesday, the Cardinals will hold one round of elections and the smoke billowing from the chimney will indicate if a new Pope has been elected.
Summary: A fire has gutted an old cinema in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, with smoke seen billowing across the city.
A dog was rescued from the burning Nags Head in Ridley Wood, Wrexham after neighbours saw smoke billowing over nearby homes and alerted emergency services.
Summary: Smoke could be seen billowing over Dhaka on Wednesday after heavy gunfire broke out at the headquarters of the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles or BDR.
1 : to rise or roll in large waves <the billowing ocean>
95, and the mesh has leaded tape on the base to prevent billowing.
30 explosion that sent a cloud of smoke billowing over the airport.
By varying the degree of tension in the string, the diaphanous pavilions respond to different wind conditions billowing, rippling, oscillating and changing shape.
A billowing grove of olive trees shades the edge of the valley.
In the original image, thin smoke can be seen rising over the Lebanese capital, but in the second photograph, thick, black smoke can be seen billowing over the buildings.
BENEDICT CANYON -- A brush fire burned Tuesday near the multimillion-dollar neighborhoods in Benedict Canyon, damaging one structure and sending smoke and ash billowing over the San Fernando Valley.