verb[with object] (usually be swathed in)
- Wrap in several layers of fabric: his hands were swathed in bandagesMore example sentences
- It was as if the models were swathed in giant fabric sample books, each layer peeling off to reveal another beneath.
- Ayrshire landmark Ailsa Craig is swathed in a layer of mist, thick enough to maintain a veil of secrecy.
- For the second day in a row the moors were swathed in mists first thing in the morning, a sea mist rolling in again to meet them, and the world damp, drizzly and chill.
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- A piece or strip of material in which something is wrapped.More example sentences
- In fact, the swathe of material - about six yards long and two feet wide - is a saree, a traditional Indian dress.
- There is a rough and ready quality to the portraits, which often feature a swathe of canvas carelessly draped, by leading Swiss photographer Christian Coigny.
- Liquid Dreaming by lorrainemd is just plain pretty - especially that swathe of red material behind the model which looks more like ink diffused in water than fabric.
late Old English swath- (noun), swathian (verb); compare with swaddle.