Origin of swath
Examples from the Web for swath
Still, a 30-something who knows his way around a cufflink is viewed with some suspicion by a swath of the French left.This Scary-Smart New Minister of Economy Might Just Turn France Around|Tracy McNicoll|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He spoke of how well the present campaign had done in his home borough, particularly in a swath that he termed West Brooklyn.
A swath of regular military allies have sought postponements or rejected the idea of firing missiles toward Damascus.
In west-central Kansas, up to a fifth of the irrigated farmland along a 100-mile swath of the aquifer has already gone dry.
Why would Kristen choose to cheat with her SWATH director when she had Thor the god of thunder on the same movie set?
For several days his voracious plowshare had been turning over the prairie in long ribbons of swath like the pages of a book.The Wrong Woman|Charles D. Stewart
I—I can clean the rust from my old sword and I am sure it will cut as red a swath now as it did in '63.The Broken Sword|Dennison Worthington
Well cut a swath out there, Betty, thatll make em sit up and take notice.The Heart of Canyon Pass|Thomas K. Holmes
She passed on her own errand, cutting, as it were, a swath of spirit through the soft influence of the spring.Jerome, A Poor Man|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Allison laid over in a vertical bank, and, as he swung back his guns, cut a swath across the enemy craft.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.|Rutherford G. Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for swath
noun plural swaths (swɔːðz) or swathes
Word Origin for swath
Word Origin and History for swath
Old English swæð, swaðu "track, trace, band," from Proto-Germanic *swathan, *swatho (cf. Old Frisian swethe "boundary made by a scythe," Middle Dutch swade, German Schwad "a row of cut grass"); ulterior connections uncertain. Meaning "space covered by the single cut of a scythe" emerged late 15c., and that of "strip, lengthwise extent" is from c.1600.
Idioms and Phrases with swath
see cut a wide swath.