- 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.
- to wrap or bind up in a long strip or bandage
- to wrap (a bandage, etc.) around something
- to surround or envelop; enclose
Origin: Middle 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
- swather noun
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transitive verb swathed swathed, swath·ing, swathes
- To wrap or bind with or as if with bandages.
- To enfold or constrict.
Origin: Middle English swathen, from Old English swathian.
- swathˈer noun