Meaning of SWATHE in English

I. swathe 1 /sweɪð $ swɑːð, swɒːð, sweɪð/ BrE AmE ( also swath /swɒθ $ swɑːθ/) noun [countable]

[ Language: Old English ; Origin: swæth 'footstep, track' ]

1 . a long thin area of something, especially land

swathe of

The bomb had left a swathe of the town centre in ruins.

A swathe of sunlight lay across the floor.

2 . a long thin area of grass or plants that has been cut down:

We cut a swathe through the dense undergrowth.

3 . cut a swathe through something to destroy a large amount or part of something

II. swathe 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive usually in passive] literary

[ Language: Old English ; Origin: swathian ]

to wrap or cover something in something:

women swathed in expensive furs

The moon was swathed in mist.

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