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Meaning of SWATHE

Pronunciation:  swâdh

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an enveloping bandage
  2. [v]  wrap in swaddling clothes; of infants
 

SWATHE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: swaddle, wrapping
 
 See Also: bandage, bind

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Swathe\ (sw[=a][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swathed}
    (sw[=a][th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Swathing}.] [OE. swathen, AS.
    swe[eth]ain. See {Swath}, n., and cf. {Swaddle}.]
    To bind with a swathe, band, bandage, or rollers.
    
          Their children are never swathed or bound about with
          any thing when they are first born.      --Abp. Abbot.
    
    
  2. \Swathe\, n.
    A bandage; a band; a swath.
    
          Wrapped me in above an hundred yards of swathe.
                                                   --Addison.
    
          Milk and a swathe, at first, his whole demand. --Young.
    
          The solemn glory of the afternoon, with its long
          swathes of light between the far off rows of limes.
                                                   --G. Eliot.
    
    
 

 

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