or swathe noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English swæth footstep, trace; akin to Middle High German swade swath Date: 14th century 1. a. a row of cut grain or grass left by a scythe or mowing machine b. the sweep of a scythe or a machine in mowing or the path cut in one course 2. a long broad strip or belt 3. a stroke of or as if of a scythe 4. a space devastated as if by a scythe

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  • SWATH — (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull)  двухкорпусное судно с малой площадью ватерлинии. Обозначает специальную форму корпуса кораблей, которая мало восприимчива к морским волнениям. В 1938 она была представлена Британскому морскому флоту её… …   Википедия

  • Swath — (sw[add]th; 277), n. [AS. swa[eth]u a track, trace; akin to D. zwaad, zwad, zwade, a swath of grass, G. schwad, schwaden; perhaps, originally, a shred. Cf. {Swathe}, v. t.] 1. A line of grass or grain cut and thrown together by the scythe in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swath — [swäth, swôth] n. [ME swathe < OE swathu, a track, akin to Ger schwade, space covered by a scythe swing: for IE base see SWATHE1] 1. the space or width covered with one cut of a scythe or other mowing device 2. Rare a stroke with a scythe 3. a …   English World dictionary

  • swath — [ swaθ ] noun count FORMAL 1. ) a large area of land, usually longer than it is wide 2. ) a large number of people or things or a large area of something: The disease killed huge swaths of the population. cut a (wide) swath through something to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • swath — swath·er; swath; …   English syllables

  • swath — swath, swathe The word meaning ‘a ridge of grass left after mowing’ and ‘a strip’ is spelt swath (pronounced swawth; preferred) or swathe (pronounced swaydh). The noun and verb meaning ‘a bandage or wrapping’ and ‘to wrap in bandages’ is spelt… …   Modern English usage

  • SWATH — ist Abkürzung für Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull, Bauart eines Schiffrumpfs engl. Begriff für Schwad, Aufnahmestreifen eines Satelliten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Swath — ist Abkürzung für Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull, Bauart eines Schiffrumpfs engl. Begriff für Schwad, Aufnahmestreifen eines Satelliten Ähnlicher Begriff: SWAT Diese Seite ist eine Begriff …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • swath — O.E. swæð, swaðu track, trace, band, from P.Gmc. *swathan, *swatho (Cf. O.Fris. swethe boundary made by a scythe, M.Du. swade, Ger. Schwad a row of cut grass ); ulterior connections uncertain. Meaning space covered by the single cut of a scythe… …   Etymology dictionary

  • SWATH — Barco tipo SWATH piloteado. Un SWATH (siglas de las palabras inglesas Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull/ = Acuaplano Doble Casco y Área Pequeña) es un navío tipo catamarán con una leve superficie de flotación . El concepto fue inventado por el… …   Wikipedia Español

  • SWATH — Bateau pilote Un SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) est un navire catamaran à faible surface de flottaison. Ce concept a été inventé par le Canadien Frederick G. Creed en 1938. Un SWATH est un navire motorisé à deux coques, chaque coque… …   Wikipédia en Français

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