Definition of "swathe" [swathe]

  • To wrap or bind with or as if with bandages. (verb-transitive)
  • To enfold or constrict. (verb-transitive)
  • A wrapping, binding, or bandage. (noun)
  • Variant of swath. (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 "swathe" in a sentence
  • "And foreign aid, ironically, is one of the elements of spending that actually has a constituency among a certain swathe of conservative elites (Michael Gerson, etc.)."
  • "Once again, there's that 80-mile swathe, which is so critical."
  • "Can you just give us an idea of the geography here, what kind of swathe we're talking about from Midwest City to Moore?"