swatch

noun
\ ˈswäch How to pronounce swatch (audio) \

Definition of swatch

1a : a sample piece (as of fabric) or a collection of samples
b : a characteristic specimen
2 : patch
3 : a small collection

Examples of swatch in a Sentence

She looked at fabric swatches to select material for the drapes.
Recent Examples on the Web There were fashion books and magazines around the home, as well as cloth-swatch books and garment patterns, which Martorano studied as other boys study baseball cards. G. Bruce Boyer, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2022 The upcoming shows are expected to feature a wider swatch of material from throughout Sunny Day’s catalog in comparison to the 2009-2010 dates, which focused heavily on the band’s first two albums. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 16 May 2022 The first volume gathers a swatch of bluegrass classics, its companion volume several numbers from the likes of the Doors, System of a Down, and the Misfits, and all of them end up in places distinctly Dead South. BostonGlobe.com, 12 May 2022 Connor is honoring Ohio’s air and space legacy, taking up a fabric swatch from the Wright brothers’ 1903 Kitty Hawk flyer and gold foil from the Apollo 11 command module from the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta. Marcia Dunn, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Apr. 2022 In a February auction, RWE secured a swatch of ocean there that has the potential to generate enough electricity to power more than 1 million homes, according to the company. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 6 May 2022 The fabric was durable in our Lab tests and didn't pill at all, which is a big accomplishment because our abrasion machine rubs each swatch 1,000 times with a rough fabric. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 4 May 2022 Connor is honoring Ohio’s air and space legacy, is bringing along a fabric swatch from the Wright brothers’ 1903 Kitty Hawk flyer and gold foil from the Apollo 11 command module from the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta. Marcia Dunn, chicagotribune.com, 8 Apr. 2022 There was no evidence of converging winds, the weather service said, with all the damage laid out in a southwest to northeast swatch, which suggested straight-line winds and not a tornado. Leigh Morgan, al, 19 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of swatch

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for swatch

origin unknown

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Last Updated

30 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Swatch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swatch. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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