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Meaning of SWADDLE

Pronunciation:  'swâdl

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  wrap in swaddling clothes; of infants

SWADDLE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: swathe
 See Also: bind



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Swad"dle\, n. [AS. swe?il, swe?el, fr. swe?ain to bind.
    See {Swathe}.]
    Anything used to swaddle with, as a cloth or band; a
    swaddling band.
          They put me in bed in all my swaddles.   --Addison.
  2. \Swad"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swaddled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Swaddling}.]
    1. To bind as with a bandage; to bind or warp tightly with
       clothes; to swathe; -- used esp. of infants; as, to
       swaddle a baby.
             They swaddled me up in my nightgown with long pieces
             of linen.                             --Addison.
    2. To beat; to cudgel. [Obs.] --Hudibras.