• WordNet 3.6
    • n sweater a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
    • n sweater a person who perspires
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sting got his name from a black and yellow striped sweater he would wear a lot.
    • Sweater A sudorific.
    • Sweater A woolen jacket or jersey worn by athletes.
    • Sweater An employer who oppresses his workmen by paying low wages.
    • Sweater One who sweats.
    • Sweater One who, or that which, causes to sweat
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sweater One who sweats.
    • n sweater One who or that which causes to sweat. Specifically— A sudorific.
    • n sweater One of a gang of street ruffians of the time of Queen Anne, who, forming a circle around an inoffensive wayfarer, pricked him with their swords, and compelled him to dance till he sweated.
    • n sweater A woolen jacket or jersey, especially one worn by men in training for athletic contests or by acrobats after performing.
    • n sweater One who sweats coin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sweater one who sweats, or that which causes sweating, a diaphoretic: a heavy kind of jersey used by persons in training for athletic contests, to reduce their weight: one who sweats coins: a London street ruffian in Queen Anne's time who prodded weak passengers with his sword-point
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  • Fran Lebowitz
    “If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swát, sweat, swǽtan, to sweat; Dut. zweet; Low Ger. sweet, Ger. schweiss.


In literature:

Throwing on a sweater, I paced back and forth through the dripping grass listening for the sound of the horses.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
He had a sweater, tied by the sleeves, around his shoulders.
"High Adventure" by James Norman Hall
They had had on sweaters and caps, the caps being lettered.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
You wait till you see him in his red sweater.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
I substituted a sweater for my blouse.
"The Greater Love" by George T. McCarthy
For my own part, I did not seek the shelter of the other boat, but, wrapped in sweater and slicker, stood in the rain, John at my side.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
A man with a cap and a brown sweater?
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Then he glanced down at the bright sweater, and chuckled...
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
You brought him out his sweater, Mother.
"The Curlytops and Their Playmates" by Howard R. Garis
In a month we had a team that wouldn't have used past Siwash teams to hold its sweaters.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch

In poetry:

The murderer of his brother's hope,
The sweater and the slave,
The oppressor hideously enthroned,
Make human life a grave.
"Immortal Eve - II" by Manmohan Ghose
no trumpets, no solemn instauration, no change;
no commissions, ladies high in soulful praise
(pal) none,
costumes as usual, turtleneck sweaters, loafers,
in & among the busy Many who brays
art is if anything fun.
"Dream Song 125:" Bards freezing, naked, up to the neck in water"" by John Berryman
Old Pussy-cat if he won't eat, he don't
feel good into his tum', old Pussy-cat.
He wants to have eaten.
Tremor, heaves, he sweaterings. He can't.
A dizzy swims of where is Henry at;
. . . somewhere streng verboten.
"Dream Song 49: Blind" by John Berryman

In news:

Layers of used T-shirts, blouses, jeans and sweaters carpet the floor, walls and ceiling.
Sweater-y cable knits, textural weaves, rich faux furs.
Textured Knit Sweater Dresses.
Ugly sweaters coming to downtown.
Though the weather outside is still frightfully hot, inside the stores it's delightful—knit sweaters, leather boots, and more.
Forget The Tux , Little Blue Penguins Need Sweaters.
The Little Blue Penguins off the coast of New Zealand are in trouble, and they need sweaters to save them.
My blood tends to runs a little cool, and I have a closetsful of sweaters, sweatshirts and giant fluffy blankets to prove it.
Members of the secretaries chapter of the UFT are glad to have brought sweaters to the north country.
Check out these knitted sweaters for your favorite foods from Buzzfeed.
Your airplane 's got a sweater.
Ugly Sweater Run in Downtown Las Vegas.
Some of you may be familiar with OniYon as she is the artist behind the superladies in sweaters series.
Sun King Davis, Kevin Hasser, Patrick Bussink (center in striped sweater), Maboud Ebrahimszadeh and Chris Mancusi in the 1st Stage production of 'Side Man.

In science:

Me in lots of down and him in a simple sweater.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations