Swath meaning

swŏth, swôth, swāth
The definition of a swath is a path made by a tool or device used for cutting grass or grain.

An example of a swath is the trail left in a lawn after using a mower.

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Something likened to a swath, especially a strip, path, or extension.
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A great stir, impression, or display.
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The width of a scythe stroke or a mowing-machine blade.
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A path of this width made in mowing.
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The mown grass or grain lying on such a path.
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The space or width covered with one cut of a scythe or other mowing device.
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A stroke with a scythe.
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A line or row of grass, wheat, etc. cut in one course by a scythe, mower, etc.
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A long strip, streak, or zone of any kind.

A red scarf providing a swath of color.

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The track cut out by a scythe in mowing.
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(often figuratively) A broad sweep or expanse.

Five days after Hurricane Katrina, large swaths of New Orleans, such as Canal Street seen here, are still submerged in water.

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(nautical) Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull, a ship design philosophy for reducing pitching and rolling, and increase stability, in all sea states.
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Origin of swath

Middle English swathe from Old English swæth track