Definition of Swale

1. Noun. A low area (especially a marshy area between ridges).

Generic synonyms: Trough



Definition of Swale

1. n. A valley or low place; a tract of low, and usually wet, land; a moor; a fen.

2. v. i. & t. To melt and waste away; to singe. See Sweal, v.

3. n. A gutter in a candle.

Definition of Swale

1. Noun. A low tract of moist or marshy land. ¹

2. Noun. A long narrow and shallow trough between ridges on a beach, running parallel to the coastline. ¹

3. Noun. A shallow troughlike depression that's created to carry water during rainstorms or snow melts; a drainage ditch. ¹

4. Noun. A shallow, usually grassy depression sloping downward from a plains upland meadow or level vegetated ridgetop. ¹

5. Noun. A shallow trough dug into the land on contour (horizontally with no slope). Its purpose being to allow water time to percolate into the soil. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swale

1. a tract of low, marshy ground [n -S]

Swale Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Swale Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Swale

swainish
swainishness
swainishnesses
swainling
swainlings
swainmote
swainmotes
swains
swainship
swainsonine
swaip
swaiped
swaiping
swaips
swaknoite
swale (current term)
swaled
swales
swalier
swaliest
swaling
swalings
swallet
swallets
swallie
swallow
swallow-tailed
swallow-tailed coat
swallow-tailed hawk
swallow-tailed kite

Literary usage of Swale

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

1. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1900)
"... BRIDGE AND ITS ASSOCIATIONS. j)HE river swale, which has a course of nearly seventy-two miles through a tract of remarkably diversified country, ..."

2. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1899)
"... ramble by following that river from Clifton to swale Nab, a tongue of land which separates the Ure and the swale in their confluence with the Ouse, ..."

3. The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire: Transcribed from Private Manuscripts by Christopher James Davison Ingledew (1860)
"Wi' looks as sweet as angels wear, She soon was in the vale, And ah was walking by my fair Upon the banks o' swale. * A pleasant straggling village, ..."

4. A Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1900)
"... BRIDGE AND ITS ASSOCIATIONS. j)HE river swale, which has a course of nearly seventy-two miles through a tract of remarkably diversified country, ..."

5. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire for the Year (1858)
"FURTHER MEMORIALS OF THE LATE JH swale. By TT Wilkinson, FRAS, Ac., <tc. ... Mr. Charles swale has, however, kindly placed in my hands the only manuscripts ..."

6. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"A swale, having branches upon plaintiff's farm, extends into and through defendant's farm. The rain and snow water collected on plaintiff's land by the ..."

7. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1900)
"... BRIDGE AND ITS ASSOCIATIONS. j)HE river swale, which has a course of nearly seventy-two miles through a tract of remarkably diversified country, ..."

8. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1899)
"... ramble by following that river from Clifton to swale Nab, a tongue of land which separates the Ure and the swale in their confluence with the Ouse, ..."

9. The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire: Transcribed from Private Manuscripts by Christopher James Davison Ingledew (1860)
"Wi' looks as sweet as angels wear, She soon was in the vale, And ah was walking by my fair Upon the banks o' swale. * A pleasant straggling village, ..."

10. A Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1900)
"... BRIDGE AND ITS ASSOCIATIONS. j)HE river swale, which has a course of nearly seventy-two miles through a tract of remarkably diversified country, ..."

11. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire for the Year (1858)
"FURTHER MEMORIALS OF THE LATE JH swale. By TT Wilkinson, FRAS, Ac., <tc. ... Mr. Charles swale has, however, kindly placed in my hands the only manuscripts ..."

12. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"A swale, having branches upon plaintiff's farm, extends into and through defendant's farm. The rain and snow water collected on plaintiff's land by the ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Swale

Search for Swale on Dictionary.com!Search for Swale on Thesaurus.com!Search for Swale on Google!Search for Swale on Wikipedia!

Search