n. A tumor, or any morbid enlargement: as, a swelling on the hand or leg.n. A protuberance; a prominence.n. A rising or inflation, as by passion or other powerful emotion: as, the swellings of anger, grief, or pride.n. The state of being puffed up; arrogance; pride.n. An overflow; an inundation.Grand; pompous; inflated; bombastic: as, swelling words.