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English definition of “swathe”

swathe

noun (AREA) (also swath)     /sweɪð/
[C] a long strip or large area especially of land: Huge swathes of rainforest are being cleared for farming and mining.Areas of land in generalSpace - general words [S] literary a large part of something that includes several different things: These people represent a broad/wide swathe of public opinion.Groups and collections of thingsVariety and mixtures
(Definition of swathe noun (AREA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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