Swear in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is swear a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word swear is a Scrabble US word. The word swear is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

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Is swear a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word swear is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

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Yes. The word swear is a Words With Friends word. The word swear is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Swear

You can make 52 words from 'swear' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


5 letters words from 'swear'

RESAW 8SAWER 8
SEWAR 8SWARE 8
SWEAR 8WARES 8
WEARS 8 

4 letters words from 'swear'

ARES 4AREW 7
ARSE 4AWES 7
EARS 4ERAS 4
RASE 4RAWS 7
REWS 7SEAR 4
SERA 4WAES 7
WARE 7WARS 7
WASE 7WEAR 7

3 letters words from 'swear'

ARE 3ARS 3
AWE 6EAR 3
EAS 3ERA 3
ERS 3RAS 3
RAW 6RES 3
REW 6SAE 3
SAR 3SAW 6
SEA 3SER 3
SEW 6WAE 6
WAR 6WAS 6

2 letters words from 'swear'

AE 2AR 2
AS 2AW 5
EA 2ER 2
ES 2RE 2
WE 5 

All 5 letters words made out of swear

swear wsear sewar eswar wesar ewsar swaer wsaer sawer aswer waser awser seawr esawr saewr asewr easwr aeswr weasr ewasr waesr awesr eawsr aewsr swera wsera sewra eswra wesra ewsra swrea wsrea srwea rswea wrsea rwsea serwa esrwa srewa rsewa erswa reswa wersa ewrsa wresa rwesa erwsa rewsa sware wsare sawre aswre wasre awsre swrae wsrae srwae rswae wrsae rwsae sarwe asrwe srawe rsawe arswe raswe warse awrse wrase rwase arwse rawse searw esarw saerw aserw easrw aesrw seraw esraw sreaw rseaw ersaw resaw sarew asrew sraew rsaew arsew rasew earsw aersw erasw reasw aresw raesw wears ewars waers awers eawrs aewrs weras ewras wreas rweas erwas rewas wares awres wraes rwaes arwes rawes earws aerws eraws reaws arews raews

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word swear. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in swear.

Definitions and meaning of swear

swear

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /swɛə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /swɛɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛə(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From Middle English sweren, swerien, from Old English swerian (to swear, take an oath of office), from Proto-Germanic *swarjaną (to speak, swear), from Proto-Indo-European *swer- (to speak, talk). Cognate with West Frisian swarre (to swear), Saterland Frisian swera (to swear), Dutch zweren (to swear, vow), Low German swören (to swear), sweren, German schwören (to swear), Danish sværge, Swedish svära (to swear), Icelandic sverja (to swear). Also cognate to Albanian var (to hang, consider, to depend from) through Proto-Indo-European.

The original sense in all Germanic languages is “to take an oath”. The sense “to use bad language” developed in Middle English and is based on the Christian prohibition against swearing in general (cf. Matthew 5:33-37) and invoking God’s name in particular (i.e. frequent swearing was considered similar to the use of obscene words).

Verb

swear (third-person singular simple present swears, present participle swearing, simple past swore or (archaic) sware, past participle sworn)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To take an oath, to promise.
    • The Bat—they called him the Bat. []. He'd never been in stir, the bulls had never mugged him, he didn't run with a mob, he played a lone hand, and fenced his stuff so that even the fence couldn't swear he knew his face.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To use offensive, profane, or obscene language.
Usage notes
  • In sense 1, this is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive. See Appendix:English catenative verbs
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:swearword
  • See also Thesaurus:swear
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From the above verb, or from Middle English sware, from Old English swaru, from Proto-Germanic *swarō.

Noun

swear (plural swears)

  1. A swear word.
    • 1892, Robert Louis Stevenson, The Beach of Falesá
      You might think it funny to hear this Kanaka girl come out with a big swear. No such thing. There was no swearing in her — no, nor anger; she was beyond anger, and meant the word simple and serious.

Etymology 3

From Middle English swere, swer, swar, from Old English swǣr, swār (heavy, heavy as a burden, of great weight, oppressive, grievous, painful, unpleasant, sad, feeling or expressing grief, grave, slow, dull, sluggish, slothful, indolent, inactive from weakness, enfeebled, weak), from Proto-Germanic *swēraz (heavy), from Proto-Indo-European *swēr- (heavy). Cognate with West Frisian swier (heavy), Dutch zwaar (heavy, hard, difficult), German schwer (heavy, hard, difficult), Swedish svår (heavy, hard, severe), Latin sērius (earnest, grave, solemn, serious) and Albanian varrë (wound, plague).

Alternative forms

  • sweer, sweir, swere

Adjective

swear (comparative swearer or more swear, superlative swearest or most swear)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Heavy.
  2. (Britain dialectal) Top-heavy; too high.
  3. (Britain dialectal) Dull; heavy; lazy; slow; reluctant; unwilling.
  4. (Britain dialectal) Niggardly.
  5. (Britain dialectal) A lazy time; a short rest during working hours (especially field labour); a siesta.
Derived terms

Verb

swear (third-person singular simple present swears, present participle swearing, simple past and past participle sweared)

  1. (Britain dialectal) To be lazy; rest for a short while during working hours.

Anagrams

  • resaw, sawer, sware, wares, wears

Source: wiktionary.org
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    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)