Definition of Swaddle

1. Verb. Wrap in swaddling clothes. "Swaddled the infant"

Exact synonyms: Swathe
Generic synonyms: Bind
Derivative terms: Swathe, Swathing

Definition of Swaddle

1. n. Anything used to swaddle with, as a cloth or band; a swaddling band.

2. v. t. To bind as with a bandage; to bind or warp tightly with clothes; to swathe; -- used esp. of infants; as, to swaddle a baby.

Definition of Swaddle

1. Verb. To bind (a baby) with long narrow strips of cloth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swaddle

1. to wrap in bandages [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swaddle

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swab
swabbed
swabber
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swabbie
swabbies
swabbing
swabby
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swack
swacked
swad
swaddies
swaddle (current term)
swaddled
swaddler
swaddlers
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swaddling bands
swaddling clothes
swaddlings
swaddy
swads
swadust mushroom
swag
swagbellied

Literary usage of Swaddle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of Montville, Connecticut: Formerly the North Parish of New London by Henry Augustus Baker (1896)
"William swaddle was an inhabitant on the east side of the river, Groton, in 1689, ... 26 Jan., 1722, eon of William swaddle and Elizabeth Crocker; ..."

2. Early English Prose Romances: With Bibliographical and Historical Introductions by William John Thoms (1858)
"... now bee as good as your word and swaddle him soundly. I protest (said the goodman) your Devil! is as like Goodman Stumpe the tooth-drawer, ..."

3. The Visitation of the County of Cornwall, in the Year 1620 by Samson Lennard, College of Arms (Great Britain) (1884)
"... 14 Elizabeth d. of Will'm More July 21 Marie d. of Richard Hunt July 28 Samuell s. of John swaddle July 28 Anne d. of Will'm Bick July 30 Nathaniell s. ..."

4. Monthly Chronicle of North-country Lore and Legend (1888)
"They went and turned swaddle out, the latter making no disturbance about the matter ... An hour later, however, the officers came across swaddle carrying a ..."

5. Early English Prose Romances: With Bibliographical and Historical Introductions by William John Thoms (1858)
"... now bee as good as your word and swaddle him soundly. I protest (said the goodman) your Devill is as like Goodman Stumpe the tooth-drawer, ..."

6. History of Montville, Connecticut: Formerly the North Parish of New London by Henry Augustus Baker (1896)
"William swaddle was an inhabitant on the east side of the river, Groton, in 1689, ... 26 Jan., 1722, eon of William swaddle and Elizabeth Crocker; ..."

7. Early English Prose Romances: With Bibliographical and Historical Introductions by William John Thoms (1858)
"... now bee as good as your word and swaddle him soundly. I protest (said the goodman) your Devil! is as like Goodman Stumpe the tooth-drawer, ..."

8. The Visitation of the County of Cornwall, in the Year 1620 by Samson Lennard, College of Arms (Great Britain) (1884)
"... 14 Elizabeth d. of Will'm More July 21 Marie d. of Richard Hunt July 28 Samuell s. of John swaddle July 28 Anne d. of Will'm Bick July 30 Nathaniell s. ..."

9. Monthly Chronicle of North-country Lore and Legend (1888)
"They went and turned swaddle out, the latter making no disturbance about the matter ... An hour later, however, the officers came across swaddle carrying a ..."

10. Early English Prose Romances: With Bibliographical and Historical Introductions by William John Thoms (1858)
"... now bee as good as your word and swaddle him soundly. I protest (said the goodman) your Devill is as like Goodman Stumpe the tooth-drawer, ..."

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