Meaning of swath


Pronunciation: (swoth, swôth), [key]
  1. the space covered by the stroke of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine.
  2. the piece or strip so cut.
  3. a line or ridge of grass, grain, or the like, cut and thrown together by a scythe or mowing machine.
  4. a strip, belt, or long and relatively narrow extent of anything.
  5. to make a pretentious display; attract notice: The new doctor cut a swath in the small community.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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