to wrap, bind, or swaddle with bands of some material; wrap up closely or fully.
to enfold or envelop, as wrappings do.
to wrap (cloth, rope, etc.) around something.
a band of linen or the like in which something is wrapped; wrapping; bandage.
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How to use swathe in a sentence
America’s small business community is recovering from the pandemic, but large swathes of it haven’t yet recovered.Podcast: SBA chief Isabel Guzman on how small businesses recover | Axios | May 29, 2021 | Axios
Plus, unlike a lot of other campgrounds, you won’t be crowded among other campers—each site gets its own swathe of wilderness to itself.
It may make it harder for the developer to purchase the plot, Graulau says, but it’s not a guarantee that the swathe of land that has given her neighborhood coastal access for generations won’t end up being built into condos for newcomers.
As well as enabling researchers to tackle a broad swathe of new questions in neuroscience, the authors hope the device could eventually help restore the independence of people suffering from paralysis.Scientists Completed the First Human Trial of a Wireless High-Bandwidth Brain-Computer Interface | Edd Gent | April 12, 2021 | Singularity Hub
These are innovations that can be applied to broad swathes of the economy and can have profound impacts on society.As Moore’s Law Slows, Chip Specialization Could Undermine Computing Progress | Edd Gent | March 8, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Here and there a swathe of mist lay on the plains below; but up on the hills all was comparatively clear.The Pagan's Cup | Fergus Hume
As the distension of the belly had been very great, a swathe was applied, and drawn gradually tighter as the water was evacuated.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses | William Withering
Like Tristan, they hate the day as the destroyer of poetry, and swathe themselves in the trembling chiaroscuro of twilight.mile Verhaeren | Stefan Zweig
"He said it made the swathe better there than any where else," they reply.The story of Burnt Njal | Anonymous
Sometimes his wives caress his body, ply him with delicacies or swathe him in perfumed garments.The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry | W. G. Archer
British Dictionary definitions for swathe
to bandage (a wound, limb, etc), esp completely
to wrap a band, garment, etc, around, esp so as to cover completely; swaddle
a bandage or wrapping
a variant spelling of swath
- swathable or swatheable, adjective
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