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swath(swŏth, swôth) also swathe (swŏth, swôth, swāth)
a. The width of a scythe stroke or a mowing-machine blade.
b. A path of this width made in mowing.
c. The mown grass or grain lying on such a path.
2. Something likened to a swath, especially a strip, path, or extension: "the motor humming as a girl on skis cut a swath back and forth across the water" (Sarah Dessen).
3. A great stir, impression, or display: "a man who rose from humble beginnings to cut a wide swath in the world" (Garrison Keillor).
[Middle English swathe, from Old English swæth, track.]
n, pl swaths (swɔːðz) or swathes
1. (Agriculture) the width of one sweep of a scythe or of the blade of a mowing machine
2. (Agriculture) the strip cut by either of these in one course
3. (Agriculture) the quantity of cut grass, hay, or similar crop left in one course of such mowing
4. a long narrow strip or belt
[Old English swæth; related to Old Norse svath smooth patch]
1. the space covered by the stroke of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine.
2. the piece or strip so cut.
3. a line or ridge of grass, grain, or the like, cut and thrown together by a scythe or mowing machine.
4. a strip, belt, or long and relatively narrow extent of anything.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English swæth, swathu track, trace, c. Old Frisian swethe, Middle High German swade]
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|Noun||1.||swath - the space created by the swing of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine|
space - an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
|2.||swath - a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)|