- The definition of a swathe is a bandage.
An example of a swathe is a piece of cloth wrapped around a bad cut.
- To swathe is to wrap or bandage.
- An example of swathe is to wrap a baby in a blanket.
- An example of swathe is to cover a broken arm with a bandage.
transitive verbswathed, swathing
- to wrap or bind up in a long strip or bandage
- to wrap (a bandage, etc.) around something
- to surround or envelop; enclose
Origin of swatheMiddle English swathen ; from Old English swathian, akin to Old Norse svatha, to glide, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form swei-, to turn, bend from source sway
transitive verbswathed swathed, swath·ing, swathes
- a. To wrap, as in layers of cloth: swathed herself in towels.b. To wrap or bind in bandages.
- To enfold or envelop: Clouds swathed the mountain.
Origin of swatheMiddle English swathen, from Old English swathian.
(third-person singular simple present swathes, present participle swathing, simple past and past participle swathed)
- To bind with a swathe, band, bandage, or rollers.
From Old English swæþ