sweater - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sweater”

See all translations

sweater

noun [C] uk   /ˈswet.ər/  us   /ˈswet̬.ɚ/
A2 (UK also jumper) a piece of clothing, typically with long sleeves and made from wool, that is worn on the upper part of the body and does not open at the front: Put a sweater on if you're cold. a V-necked sweater US a piece of clothing , typically with long sleeves and made from wool, that is worn on the upper part of the body and opens at the front with buttons, etc. like a jacket
Compare
More examples
Translations of “sweater”
in Korean 스웨터…
in Arabic بُلوفَر…
in Portuguese suéter…
in Catalan jersei…
in Japanese セーター…
in Italian maglione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 針織套衫,毛線衫…
in Russian свитер…
in Turkish örgü kazak, süveter…
in Chinese (Simplified) 针织套衫,毛线衫…
in Polish sweter…
(Definition of sweater from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sweater?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “sweater”

Definitions of “sweater” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

kick off

the time when a game of football starts, or when it begins again after it has stopped because of a goal, etc.

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More