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Definition of "swatch" []

  • A sample strip cut from a piece of material. (noun)
  • A representative portion; a sample: quoted swatches of the speech in his article. (noun)
  • A strip or swath of land: "I . . . drove through this hilly swatch of field and forest that wraps around the east and north of town” ( Jean Anderson). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "swatch" in a sentence
  • "Jean, The Christine Duchrow swatch is seriously beautiful."
  • "Watching Washington wrestle with how to cut another swatch from the national budget cloth is getting darn depressing."
  • "You should always knit a piece at least 4″ square called a swatch to check your gauge."