Meaning of SWATHE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ sweɪð, AM swɑ:ð ]

( swathes, swathing, swathed)

Note: The noun is also spelled 'swath'.


A swathe of land is a long strip of land.

Year by year great swathes of this small nation’s countryside disappear.

N-COUNT : usu N of n


A swathe of cloth is a long strip of cloth, especially one that is wrapped around someone or something.

...swathes of white silk.

N-COUNT : usu N of n


To swathe someone or something in cloth means to wrap them in it completely.

She swathed her enormous body in thin black fabrics...

His head was swathed in bandages made from a torn sheet.

VERB : V n in n , V-ed

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