swathe Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “swathe” in the English Dictionary

"swathe" in British English

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(also swath) uk   us   /sweɪð/

swathe noun (AREA)

[C] a ​longstrip or ​largeareaespecially of ​land: Huge swathes ofrainforest are being ​cleared for ​farming and ​mining. [S] literary a ​largepart of something that ​includes several different things: These ​peoplerepresent a broad/​wide swathe ofpublicopinion.

swathe noun (CLOTH)

[C] a ​longstrip of ​cloth: His ​head was ​wrapped in swathes ofbandages.

swatheverb [T]

uk   us   /sweɪð/
to ​wrap around or ​cover with ​cloth: He came out of the ​hospital swathed inbandages. I ​love to swathe (= ​dress) myself insilk.
(Definition of swathe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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