Synonyms for swathe

Grammar : Verb
Spell : swoth, sweyth
Phonetic Transcription : swɒð, sweɪð

Définition of swathe

Origin :
  • Old English swaþian "to swathe," from swaðu "track, trace, band" (see swath). The noun meaning "infant's swaddling bands" was found in Old English as swaþum (dative plural).
  • verb drape
  • verb enfold
Example sentences :
  • He would not be at the pains even to swathe his own legs or strap his own sandals.
  • Extract from : « Little Novels of Italy » by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Swathe the body in the thickest of non-conductors of heat, and what happens?
  • Extract from : « The Silent Bullet » by Arthur B. Reeve
  • They sometimes so swathe the peaks with light as to abolish their definition.
  • Extract from : « Fragments of science, V. 1-2 » by John Tyndall
  • Where the swathe of the scythe is wide men's souls expand in heart qualities.
  • Extract from : « War and the Weird » by Forbes Phillips
  • They swathe their bodies from neck to ankle with gaily coloured calico.
  • Extract from : « An African Adventure » by Isaac F. Marcosson
  • They swathe their heads in old lace which declines to drape gracefully about their cheeks.
  • Extract from : « Ursula » by Honore de Balzac
  • The Chinese swathe the feet of their infant females; and they are not only small, but weak.
  • Extract from : « The Young Mother » by William A. Alcott
  • "He said it made the swathe better there than any where else," they reply.
  • Extract from : « The story of Burnt Njal » by Anonymous
  • Pitou was literally buried beneath the swathe, and bathed by the warm and nauseating stream.
  • Extract from : « The Countess of Charny » by Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  • And all unseen by you a host of heaven-sent fatuities swathes him about, even, maybe, as they swathe you about.
  • Extract from : « The Wheels of Chance » by H. G. Wells

Antonyms for swathe

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