The definition of a swatch is a sample of material or color.
An example of swatch is a small piece of fabric.
- a sample piece of cloth or other material
- a small amount or number in a cluster, bunch, or patch
Origin of swatchorigin, originally , a cloth tally from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- A sample strip cut from a piece of material.
- A representative portion; a sample: quoted swatches of the speech in his article.
- A strip or swath of land: “I … drove through this hilly swatch of field and forest that wraps around the east and north of town” ( Jean Anderson ) “Stunning swatches of sprouting green wheat fields added a brief flash of life to the bleached landscape” ( Terence Ward )
Origin of swatchOrigin unknown
(third-person singular simple present swatches, present participle swatching, simple past and past participle swatched)
- To create a swatch.
- Swatching is important in knitting to obtain the correct gauge.