noun \ˈswäth, ˈswth, ˈswāth\

Definition of SWATHE

:  a band used in swathing
:  an enveloping medium

Variants of SWATHE

swathe or swath \ˈswäth, ˈswäth, ˈswth, ˈswth\

Origin of SWATHE

Middle English, from Old English *swæth; akin to Old English swathian to swathe
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SWATHE


transitive verb \ˈswäth, ˈswth, ˈswāth\

: to wrap or cover (someone or something)


Full Definition of SWATHE

:  to bind, wrap, or swaddle with or as if with a bandage
:  envelop <a mountain swathed by clouds>

Examples of SWATHE

  1. The nurse swathed the wounded soldier's leg in bandages.
  2. Her neck was swathed in jewels.

Origin of SWATHE

Middle English, from Old English swathian
First Known Use: 12th century


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