Meaning of SWATHE in English

~ 1 [ sweɪδ ]

( chiefly N. Amer. also swath swɔ:θ , swɒθ )

■ noun ( plural ~s sweɪδz or swaths sweɪδz , swɒθs )

1》 a row or line of grass, corn, etc. as it falls when mown or reaped.

2》 a broad strip or area: vast ~s of land.


cut a ~ through pass through (an area) causing destruction or upheaval.

cut a wide ~ N. Amer. attract much attention.


OE swæth , swathu 'track, trace', of W. Gmc origin.


~ 2 [ sweɪδ ]

■ verb wrap in several layers of fabric.

■ noun a strip of material in which something is wrapped.


OE swath- (n.), swathian (v.); cf. swaddle .

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