- 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.
- a band of linen or the like in which something is wrapped; wrapping; bandage.
Origin of swathe1
Examples from the Web for swathing
The covering was not so much a robe as a swathing, and we had time to discuss it briefly.The Shadow World
A swathing of bandages covered the abdomen, and the mouth was wrapped in cloth.A. D. 2000
Alvarado M. Fuller
It had hidden itself in its softest snows of white, swathing mist.The White People
Frances Hodgson Burnett
The custom of swathing babies with bandages is very ancient.Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century
Estelle M. Hurll
Under the swathing of linen he could see where the hands were folded on the breast.Bunker Bean
Harry Leon Wilson
- to bandage (a wound, limb, etc), esp completely
- to wrap a band, garment, etc, around, esp so as to cover completely; swaddle
- to envelop
- a bandage or wrapping
- a variant spelling of swath
Word Origin and History for swathing
Old English swaþian "to swathe," from swaðu "track, trace, band" (see swath). The noun meaning "infant's swaddling bands" was found in Old English as swaþum (dative plural).