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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun swathe has 1 sense

Verb swathe has 1 sense


swathev. t. [OE. swathen, AS. swe. See Swath, n., and cf. Swaddle.].
     To bind with a swathe, band, bandage, or rollers.  [1913 Webster]
    "Their children are never swathed or bound about with any thing when they are first born."  [1913 Webster]
     A bandage; a band; a swath.  [1913 Webster]
    "Wrapped me in above an hundred yards of swathe."  [1913 Webster]
    "Milk and a swathe, at first, his whole demand."  [1913 Webster]
    "The solemn glory of the afternoon, with its long swathes of light between the far off rows of limes."  [1913 Webster]


swathe, v. & n.
--v.tr. bind or enclose in bandages or garments etc.
--n. a bandage or wrapping.

OE swathian



apparel, array, attire, band, bandage, bedeck, bedrape, belt, bend, bind, bind up, box, brace, bundle, bundle up, case, chain, cinch, clothe, cover, crate, deck, dight, do up, drape, dress, dud, embox, embrace, encapsulate, encase, enclothe, endue, enfold, enrobe, enshroud, enswathe, envelop, enwrap, garb, garment, gird, girdle, girt, girth, habilitate, invest, lace, lap, lash, leash, muffle up, pack, package, rag out, raiment, robe, roll, rope, sheathe, shroud, smother, splice, strap, surround, swaddle, tie, tie up, tire, truss, wire, wrap, wrap about, wrap up




VB join, unite, conjoin, connect, associate, put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together, tack together, fix together, bind up together together, embody, reembody, roll into one, attach, fix, affix, saddle on, fasten, bind, secure, clinch, twist, make fast, tie, pinion, string, strap, sew, lace, tat, stitch, tack, knit, button, buckle, hitch, lash, truss, bandage, braid, splice, swathe, gird, tether, moor, picket, harness, chain, fetter, lock, latch, belay, brace, hook, grapple, leash, couple, accouple, link, yoke, bracket, marry, bridge over, span, braze, pin, nail, bolt, hasp, clasp, clamp, crimp, screw, rivet, impact, solder, set, weld together, fuse together, wedge, rabbet, mortise, miter, jam, dovetail, enchase, graft, ingraft, inosculate, entwine, intwine, interlink, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, entangle, twine round, belay, tighten, trice up, screw up, be joined, hang together, hold together, cohere.


VB restrain, check, put under restraint, lay under restraint, enthral, enthrall, inthral, inthrall, bethral, bethrall, restrict, debar, constrain, coerce, curb, control, hold back, hold from, hold in, hold in check, hold within bounds, keep back, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep within bounds, hold in leash, hold in leading strings, withhold, keep under, repress, suppress, smother, pull in, rein in, hold, hold fast, keep a tight hand on, prohibit, inhibit, cohibit, enchain, fasten, fetter, shackle, entrammel, bridle, muzzle, hopple, gag, pinion, manacle, handcuff, tie one's hands, hobble, bind hand and foot, swathe, swaddle, pin down, tether, picket, tie down, tie up, secure, forge fetters, disable, hamstring (incapacitate), confine, shut up, shut in, clap up, lock up, box up, mew up, bottle up, cork up, seal up, button up, hem in, bolt in, wall in, rail in, impound, pen, coop, inclose, cage, incage, encage, close the door upon, cloister, imprison, immure, incarcerate, entomb, clap under hatches, lay under hatches, put in irons, put in a strait-waistcoat, throw into prison, cast into prison, put into bilboes, arrest, take up, take charge of, take into custody, take prisoner, take captive, make prisoner, make captive, captivate, lead captive, lead into captivity, send to prison, commit to prison, commit, give in charge, give in custody, subjugate.


VB invest, cover, envelope, lap, involve, inwrap, enwrap, wrap, fold up, wrap up, lap up, muffle up, overlap, sheath, swathe, swaddle, roll up in, circumvest, vest, clothe, array, dress, dight, drape, robe, enrobe, attire, apparel, accounter, rig, fit out, deck, perk, equip, harness, caparison, wear, don, put on, huddle on, slip on, mantle.

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