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swathe

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[ swoth, sweyth ]
/ swɒð, sweɪð /
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verb (used with object), swathed, swath·ing.

to wrap, bind, or swaddle with bands of some material; wrap up closely or fully.
to bandage.
to enfold or envelop, as wrappings do.
to wrap (cloth, rope, etc.) around something.

noun

a band of linen or the like in which something is wrapped; wrapping; bandage.

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Origin of swathe

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before 1050; (noun) Middle English; Old English *swæth or *swath (in swathum dative plural); cf. swaddle; (v.) Middle English swathen,late Old English swathian, derivative of the noun; cognate with Old Norse svatha

Definition for swathe (2 of 2)

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[ swoth, sweyth ]
/ swɒð, sweɪð /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for swathe

swathe
/ (sweɪð) /

verb (tr)

to bandage (a wound, limb, etc), esp completely
to wrap a band, garment, etc, around, esp so as to cover completely; swaddle
to envelop

noun

a bandage or wrapping
a variant spelling of swath

Derived forms of swathe

swathable or swatheable, adjective

Word Origin for swathe

Old English swathian; related to swæthel swaddling clothes, Old High German swedil, Dutch zwadel; see swaddle
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