swath

play
noun \ˈswäth, ˈswȯth\
variants: or

swathe

play \ˈswäth, ˈswȯth, ˈswāth\

Definition of swath

  1. 1a :  a row of cut grain or grass left by a scythe or mowing machineb :  the sweep of a scythe or a machine in mowing or the path cut in one course

  2. 2 :  a long broad strip or belt

  3. 3 :  a stroke of or as if of a scythe

  4. 4 :  a space devastated as if by a scythe

Examples of swath in a sentence

  1. An aerial view of the countryside shows wide swathes of green.

  2. He cut a swath through the field with his scythe.

Origin and Etymology 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


SWATH Defined for English Language Learners

swath

play
noun \ˈswäth, ˈswȯth\

Definition of swath for English Language Learners

  • : a long, wide strip of land

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


SWATH Defined for Kids

swath

play
noun \ˈswäth\
variants: or

swathe

\ˈswäth\

Definition of swath for Students

plural

swaths

or

swathes

  1. 1 :  an area of grass or grain that has been cut or mowed

  2. 2 :  a long broad strip or belt



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