from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To wrap or bind with or as if with bandages.
- transitive v. To enfold or constrict.
- n. A wrapping, binding, or bandage.
- n. Variant of swath.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bandage; a band;
- n. A group of people.
- n. Alternative spelling of swath.
- v. To bind with a swathe, band, bandage, or rollers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bind with a swathe, band, bandage, or rollers.
- n. A bandage; a band; a swath.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old spelling of swath.
- n. A bandage; a band of linen or other fabric; a swaddling-band; a winding, as of a bandage.
- To bind with a bandage or bandages; swaddle; bind; wrap.
- To make a bundle of; tie up in bundles or sheaves, as corn.
- To bind about; inclose; confine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. wrap in swaddling clothes
- n. an enveloping bandage
Middle English swathen, from Old English swathian.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English swæþ (Wiktionary)