What does the word swathe mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To bind or wrap, as in bandages.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A bandage for swathing.

Usage examples for swathe

  1. If Amarna can swathe her distinguished features, so can I. Then she won't know I'm a twin. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
  2. Purcell went over to him and saw the wide swathe cut through the forest and curving out of sight. – A World Called Crimson by Darius John Granger
  3. Only one of them- the poet before mentioned- had ever expressed any desire to return and revisit- The shining levels and the dazzled wave Emerging from his covert, errant long, In solitude descending by a vale Lost between uplands, where the harvesters Pause in the swathe, shading their eyes to watch Some barge or schooner stealing up from sea; Themselves in sunset, she a twilit ghost Parting the twilit woods . – Wandering Heath by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch