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swathe 1

 (swŏth, swôth, swāth)
tr.v. swathed, swath·ing, swathes
1.
a. To wrap, as in layers of cloth: swathed herself in towels.
b. To wrap or bind in bandages.
2. To enfold or envelop: Clouds swathed the mountain.
n.
A wrapping, binding, or bandage.

[Middle English swathen, from Old English swathian.]

swath′er n.

swathe 2

 (swŏth, swôth, swāth)
n.
Variant of swath.

swathe

(sweɪð)
vb (tr)
1. (Medicine) to bandage (a wound, limb, etc), esp completely
2. (Clothing & Fashion) to wrap a band, garment, etc, around, esp so as to cover completely; swaddle
3. to envelop
n
4. a bandage or wrapping
5. (Agriculture) a variant spelling of swath
[Old English swathian; related to swæthel swaddling clothes, Old High German swedil, Dutch zwadel; see swaddle]
ˈswathable, ˈswatheable adj

swathe

(swɒð, sweɪð)

v. swathed, swath•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to wrap, bind, or swaddle with bands of some material.
2. to bandage.
3. to enfold or envelop, as wrappings do.
n.
4. a wrapping or bandage.
[before 1050; Old English *swæth (in swathum dat. pl.); compare swaddle]

Swathe

 a crop mown and lying on the ground, 1325.
Examples: swathe of clover, 1834; of corn, 1766; of grass, 1614; of mist 1818; of rain, 1856; of water, 1852; of winds, 1859.

swathe


Past participle: swathed
Gerund: swathing

Imperative
swathe
swathe
Present
I swathe
you swathe
he/she/it swathes
we swathe
you swathe
they swathe
Preterite
I swathed
you swathed
he/she/it swathed
we swathed
you swathed
they swathed
Present Continuous
I am swathing
you are swathing
he/she/it is swathing
we are swathing
you are swathing
they are swathing
Present Perfect
I have swathed
you have swathed
he/she/it has swathed
we have swathed
you have swathed
they have swathed
Past Continuous
I was swathing
you were swathing
he/she/it was swathing
we were swathing
you were swathing
they were swathing
Past Perfect
I had swathed
you had swathed
he/she/it had swathed
we had swathed
you had swathed
they had swathed
Future
I will swathe
you will swathe
he/she/it will swathe
we will swathe
you will swathe
they will swathe
Future Perfect
I will have swathed
you will have swathed
he/she/it will have swathed
we will have swathed
you will have swathed
they will have swathed
Future Continuous
I will be swathing
you will be swathing
he/she/it will be swathing
we will be swathing
you will be swathing
they will be swathing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swathing
you have been swathing
he/she/it has been swathing
we have been swathing
you have been swathing
they have been swathing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swathing
you will have been swathing
he/she/it will have been swathing
we will have been swathing
you will have been swathing
they will have been swathing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swathing
you had been swathing
he/she/it had been swathing
we had been swathing
you had been swathing
they had been swathing
Conditional
I would swathe
you would swathe
he/she/it would swathe
we would swathe
you would swathe
they would swathe
Past Conditional
I would have swathed
you would have swathed
he/she/it would have swathed
we would have swathed
you would have swathed
they would have swathed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swathe - an enveloping bandage
bandage, patch - a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
Verb1.swathe - wrap in swaddling clothes; "swaddled the infant"
bind - make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"

swathe

noun
1. area, section, stretch, patch, tract On May 1st the army took over another swathe of territory.
verb
1. wrap, drape, envelop, bind, lap, fold, bandage, cloak, shroud, swaddle, bedeck, furl, sheathe, enfold, bundle up, muffle up, enwrap She swathed her enormous body in thin black fabrics.

swathe

verb
To cover completely and closely, as with clothing or bandages:
Translations
يَلُف، يَعْصُب
ovázatovinout
indhylle i
käärekääriäsidesitoa
sveipa, vefja
apmuturiuoti
aptītievīstīt
sargı ile sarmak

swathe

2 [sweɪð] VT (= wrap) → envolver; (= bandage) → vendar
swathed in sheetsenvuelto en sábanas

swathe

n = swath
vtwickeln (→ in in +acc); (in bandages also) → umwickeln (in mit); to swathe oneself in somethingsich in etw (acc)einwickeln or einhüllen, etw um sich wickeln

swathe

1 [sweɪð] swath [swɔːθ] n (swathes or swaths (pl)) [swɔːðz] (of grass) → falciata

swathe

2 [sweɪð] vt to swathe in (bandages, blankets) → avvolgere in

swathe

(sweiθ) verb
to wrap or bind. Her head was swathed in a towel.
References in classic literature ?
In vain did Monsieur de Sucy endeavor to find the swathe cut by the rear-guard through the mass of human beings; it was already obliterated, like the wake of a vessel through the sea.
Swathe after swathe fell to the ground in a straight line behind them, and the binders bound them in bands of twisted straw.
The lady with the great dark eyes began to swathe her violin in silk, and the gentleman placed his horn carefully in its case.
Martin, after a few instructions, sorted the great heaps of soiled clothes, while Joe started the masher and made up fresh supplies of soft-soap, compounded of biting chemicals that compelled him to swathe his mouth and nostrils and eyes in bath- towels till he resembled a mummy.
And if some one prescribes for him a course of dietetics, and tells him that he must swathe and swaddle his head, and all that sort of thing, he replies at once that he has no time to be ill, and that he sees no good in a life which is spent in nursing his disease to the neglect of his customary employment; and therefore bidding good-bye to this sort of physician, he resumes his ordinary habits, and either gets well and lives and does his business, or, if his constitution falls, he dies and has no more trouble.
In what wonderful wrappers, enclosing layers of dried leaves, would he swathe his rosy and contented face, if his mother suspected him of a toothache
This application shows the broad swathe of industries that can benefit from investing in support chain solutions.
Close to the Den-en-Chofu suburban railway station, and north of a swathe of open territory between Tokyo and the adjacent Kawasaki City, the house sits at the intersection of two narrow streets.
GMB union chief John Edmonds said yesterday: "The high pound is cutting a swathe through our nation's manufacturing base.
The work confirms earlier findings by others that chloride diffuses into taste buds through a dense network of filaments that swathe taste cells and link them to one another.
Like a vast swathe of the public, we are calling for nothing more than a simple act of natural justice.