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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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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
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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"
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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.
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swathe

verb
To cover completely and closely, as with clothing or bandages:
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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
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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
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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
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swathe

(sweiθ) verb
to wrap or bind. Her head was swathed in a towel.
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References in classic literature ?
--If I did not myself sigh before them, and chatter with cold, and patiently LET myself be swathed in their pity!
Swathed about his forehead, and hanging down over his face, so low as to be shaken by his breath, Mr.
With matted beard, and swathed in a bristling shark-skin apron, about mid-day, Perth was standing between his forge and anvil, the latter placed upon an iron-wood log, with one hand holding a pike-head in the coals, and with the other at his forge's lungs, when captain ahab came along, carrying in his hand a small rusty-looking leathern bag.
The repairs completed, old Marheyo gave me a paternal hug; and divesting himself of his 'maro' (girdle), swathed the calico about his loins, and slipping the beloved ornaments into his ears, grasped his spear and sallied out of the house, like a valiant Templar arrayed in a new and costly suit of armour.
He took me back and flooded me with hot water, then turbaned my head, swathed me with dry table-cloths, and conducted me to a latticed chicken-coop in one of the galleries, and pointed to one of those Arkansas beds.
Leading them came a big, muscular man, conspicuous for his pock- marked face and the yellow silk handkerchief swathed about his head.
The mourners, too, enveloped and swathed in their skirts and gowns, were unable to bestir themselves, and so with entire safety to himself Don Quixote belaboured them all and drove them off against their will, for they all thought it was no man but a devil from hell come to carry away the dead body they had in the litter.
As soon as they were through with me I hastened to the chariot of Dejah Thoris, where I found my poor Sola with her chest swathed in bandages, but apparently little the worse for her encounter with Sarkoja, whose dagger it seemed had struck the edge of one of Sola's metal breast ornaments and, thus deflected, had inflicted but a slight flesh wound.
His head, swathed in bandages covered with blood, lay on a pillow.
As they passed the window through which the farther moon was casting its brilliant beams, I saw that each of the party had his face swathed in layers of silk--I could not recognize one of them.
They were odd-looking fellows those courtiers, with their five or six shirts swathed around their bodies!
On either side were rude gods, some grotesquely carved, others no more than shapeless logs swathed in rotten and indescribably filthy matting.