Meaning of SWATHE in English

I. ˈswäth also -wȯth sometimes -wāth or -wäth or -wȯth transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Middle English swathen, from Old English swathian; akin to Old Norse svatha to swathe, Middle Low German swede bandage, Welsh chwidr wild, foolish, Lithuanian svaigti to become dizzy; basic meaning: turning, turn

1. : to bind, wrap, or swaddle with a swathe

legs … swathed from the knee to the ankle in rough strips — Edna S. V. Millay


a. : to wrap or cover tightly or thoroughly in enveloping clothing or material

a figure, swathed in black from head to foot — T.B.Costain

the barge was still swathed in sheets — Michael Reynolds

b. : to put clothes or an article of clothing on

swathed myself in the apron — Carolyn Hannay

3. : to envelop, surround, or cover over in the manner of a swathe

the whole stage is swathed in ever-changing light — E.R.Bentley

fog swathes the river

II. ˈswāth noun

or swath like swath I

( -s )

1. : a band used in wrapping or enveloping: as

a. archaic : swaddling clothes — often used in plural

b. : a surgical bandage

2. : an enveloping medium

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.