Swashes vs Swathes - What's the difference?

swashes | swathes |


As verbs the difference between swashes and swathes

is that swashes is (swash) while swathes is (swathe).

As a noun swathes is

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swashes

English

Verb

(head)
  • (swash)

  • swash

    English

    Noun

  • The water that washes up on shore after an incoming wave has broken
  • (typography) a long, protruding ornamental line or pen stroke found in some typefaces and styles of calligraphy.
  • A narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore, or a bar over which the sea washes.
  • (obsolete) Liquid filth; wash; hog mash.
  • (obsolete) A blustering noise.
  • (obsolete) swaggering behaviour.
  • (obsolete) A swaggering fellow; a swasher.
  • (architecture) An oval figure, whose mouldings are oblique to the axis of the work.
  • (Moxon)
    (Webster 1913)

    Verb

    (es)
  • To swagger; to bluster and brag.
  • To dash or flow noisily; to splash.
  • *1851 ,
  • How the sea rolls swashing ‘gainst the side! Stand by for reefing, hearties!
  • To fall violently or noisily.
  • (Holinshed)

    See also

    * swashbuckler * swash letter

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Soft, like overripe fruit; swashy; squashy.
  • (Pegge)

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    swathes

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (swathe)