• (RP) IPA: /sweɪð/
  • (GA) IPA: /swɑð/, /sweɪð/, /swɔð/

swathe (plural swathes)

  1. A bandage; a band
Translations Verb

swathe (swathes, present participle swathing; past and past participle swathed)

  1. To bind with a swathe, band, bandage, or rollers
    • 1664, A briefe description of the whole world wherein is particularly described all the monarchies, empires, and kingdoms of the same, with their academies, as also their severall titles and scituations thereunto adjoyning, Archbishop Abbot, quoted in A Dictionary of the English Language, Samuel Johnson, 1755
      Their children are never swathed, or bound about with any thing when they are first born' but are put naked into the bed with their parents to lie.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
      The head was swathed in linen bands that had been white, but were now stained and discoloured with damp, but of this I shall not speak more, and beneath the chin-cloth the beard had once escaped.
Translations Noun

swathe (plural swathes)

  1. (chiefly British) Alternative spelling of swath

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