Meaning of SWATHE in English

swathe 1

/swodh, swaydh/ , v. , swathed, swathing , n.


1. to wrap, bind, or swaddle with bands of some material; wrap up closely or fully.

2. to bandage.

3. to enfold or envelop, as wrappings do.

4. to wrap (cloth, rope, etc.) around something.


5. a band of linen or the like in which something is wrapped; wrapping; bandage.

[ bef. 1050; (n.) ME; OE * swaeth or * swath (in swathum dat. pl.); cf. SWADDLE; (v.) ME swathen, late OE swathian, deriv. of the n.; c. ON svatha ]

swathe 2

/swodh, swaydh/ , n.


Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .