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swathe

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noun \ˈswäth, ˈswȯth, ˈswāth\

Definition of swathe

  1. 1 :  a band used in swathing

  2. 2 :  an enveloping medium

Variants of swathe

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swath

\ˈswäth, ˈswäth, ˈswȯth, ˈswȯth\

Origin and Etymology of swathe

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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swathe

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transitive verb \ˈswäth, ˈswȯth, ˈswāth\

Definition of swathe

swathed

swathing

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

  2. 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


First Known Use: 12th century


SWATHE Defined for English Language Learners


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swathe

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transitive verb \ˈswäth, ˈswȯth, ˈswāth\

Definition of swathe for English Language Learners

  • : to wrap or cover (someone or something)



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