the space covered by the stroke of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine.
the piece or strip so cut.
a line or ridge of grass, grain, or the like, cut and thrown together by a scythe or mowing machine.
a strip, belt, or long and relatively narrow extent of anything.
Idioms about swath
cut a swath, to make a pretentious display; attract notice: The new doctor cut a swath in the small community.
- Also swathe.
- swath , swathe
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How to use swath in a sentence
The Chollas Creek Watershed, for instance, covers a broad swath of the city’s urban core, including City Heights, southeastern San Diego neighborhoods and Barrio Logan before it dumps out into San Diego Bay.San Diego’s Infrastructure Deficit Is Really a Stormwater Deficit | Andrew Keatts | February 8, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Those numbers should continue to gradually rise as we see a swath of steady light to moderate snow settle in overhead.Let it snow! A few inches likely to accumulate today; more tomorrow into Tuesday? | Brian Jackson, Dan Stillman | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
Together, those two factors could make it significantly easier to quickly inoculate large swaths of the global population.Everything we know about Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine | Katherine Ellen Foley | January 29, 2021 | Quartz
Amazon Web Services’ status page showed its service, which provides computing power to large swaths of the Internet, was experiencing an issue with an external provider.Big Internet outages hit the East Coast, causing issues for Verizon, Zoom, Slack, Gmail | Rachel Lerman | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Desmond represents large swaths of North County, including Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista.How Carlsbad Restaurants Became Ground Zero for Coronavirus Defiance | Kayla Jimenez and Sara Libby | January 19, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
This could create tremendous opportunity for a broad swath of the rustbelt population.
The F4 twister cut a long swath of destruction that crossed just four blocks from my house.Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction | Sean B. Carroll | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“There is a big swath of Democratic donors that is making this a top priority,” she said.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Kibbe never addresses the fact that MLK called for more involvement of the federal government in a broad swath of public life.Why The Tea Party Won’t Go Away And More Wisdom From Matt Kibbe | Michael Signer | April 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She had no sooner turned the hall than down the somber stretch she noticed with surprise a brilliant swath of light.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
With a sure hand he mowed a slight swath of wool along Mary Belle's back.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
The Atomic Ray arched angrily, cutting a deep swath through those who still sought a hold.The Revolt of the Star Men | Raymond Gallun
Here and there a clean swath was cut through a forest, for perhaps dozens of miles, by a hurricane.The Old Northwest | Frederic Austin Ogg
For a while George watched Tom's steady swing of the scythe as he slowly cut a swath the length of the field.American Inventions and Inventors | William A. Mowry
British Dictionary definitions for swath
the width of one sweep of a scythe or of the blade of a mowing machine
the strip cut by either of these in one course
the quantity of cut grass, hay, or similar crop left in one course of such mowing
a long narrow strip or belt
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Other Idioms and Phrases with swath
see cut a wide swath.
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