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swathe

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noun \ˈswäth, ˈswȯth, ˈswāth\
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swath

\ˈswäth, ˈswäth, ˈswȯth, ˈswȯth\

Definition of swathe

  1. 1 :  a band used in swathing

  2. 2 :  an enveloping medium

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Origin and Etymology of swathe

Middle English, from Old English *swæth; akin to Old English swathian to swathe


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swathe

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verb \ˈswäth, ˈswȯth, ˈswāth\

Definition of swathe

swathed

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swathing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bind, wrap, or swaddle with or as if with a bandage

  3. 2 :  envelop a mountain swathed by clouds

Examples of swathe in a Sentence

  1. The nurse swathed the wounded soldier's leg in bandages.

  2. Her neck was swathed in jewels.

Origin and Etymology of swathe

Middle English, from Old English swathian


SWATHE Defined for English Language Learners

swathe

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Definition of swathe for English Language Learners

  • : to wrap or cover (someone or something)



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