noun \ˈswäth, ˈswth\

: a long, wide strip of land

: an area of grass or grain that has been cut or mowed

Full Definition of SWATH

a :  a row of cut grain or grass left by a scythe or mowing machine
b :  the sweep of a scythe or a machine in mowing or the path cut in one course
:  a long broad strip or belt
:  a stroke of or as if of a scythe
:  a space devastated as if by a scythe

Variants of SWATH

swath or swathe \ˈswäth, ˈswth, ˈswāth\

Examples of SWATH

  1. An aerial view of the countryside shows wide swathes of green.
  2. He cut a swath through the field with his scythe.

Origin of SWATH

Middle English, from Old English swæth footstep, trace; akin to Middle High German swade swath
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with SWATH


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