Swatch vs. Swath

Swatch vs. Swath — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Swatch and Swath

Swatchnoun

A sample strip cut from a piece of material.

Swathnoun

The width of a scythe stroke or a mowing-machine blade.

Swatchnoun

A representative portion; a sample

quoted swatches of the speech in his article.

Swathnoun

A path of this width made in mowing.

Swatchnoun

A strip or swath of land

"I ... drove through this hilly swatch of field and forest that wraps around the east and north of town" (Jean Anderson). "Stunning swatches of sprouting green wheat fields added a brief flash of life to the bleached landscape" (Terence Ward).

Swathnoun

The mown grass or grain lying on such a path.

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Swatchnoun

A piece, pattern, or sample, generally of cloth or a similar material.

He held a swatch of the wallpaper up to see if the colors would match the room.

Swathnoun

Something likened to a swath, especially a strip, path, or extension

"the motor humming as a girl on skis cut a swath back and forth across the water" (Sarah Dessen).

Swatchnoun

A selection of such samples bound together.

Swathnoun

A great stir, impression, or display

"a man who rose from humble beginnings to cut a wide swath in the world" (Garrison Keillor).

Swatchnoun

(figuratively) A clump or portion of something.

Swathnoun

The track cut out by a scythe in mowing.

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Swatchnoun

(figuratively) A demonstration, an example, a proof.

Swathnoun

A broad sweep or expanse, such as of land or of people.

A large swath of the population is opposed to this government policy.Five days after Hurricane Katrina, large swaths of New Orleans are still submerged in water.

Swatchnoun

A tag or other small object attached to another item as a means of identifying its owner; a tally; specifically the counterfoil of a tally.

Swathnoun

the space created by the swing of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine

Swatchnoun

(UK) A channel or passage of water between sandbanks, or between a sandbank and a seashore.

Swathnoun

a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)

Swatchverb

To create a swatch, especially a sample of knitted fabric.

Swatching is important in knitting to obtain the correct gauge.

Swatchnoun

a sample piece of cloth