Definition of Swipe

1. Noun. A sweeping stroke or blow.

Generic synonyms: Shot, Stroke



2. Verb. Strike with a swiping motion. "The fighter managed to swipe his opponent"
Generic synonyms: Hit
Also: Sideswipe

3. Verb. Make off with belongings of others. "They swipe the money "
Exact synonyms: Abstract, Cabbage, Filch, Hook, Lift, Nobble, Pilfer, Pinch, Purloin, Snarf, Sneak
Generic synonyms: Steal
Derivative terms: Cabbage, Lifter, Pilferage, Pilferer

Definition of Swipe

1. n. A swape or sweep. See Sweep.

2. v. t. To give a swipe to; to strike forcibly with a sweeping motion, as a ball.

Definition of Swipe

1. Verb. (transitive) To steal or snatch. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To scan or register by sliding something through a reader. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To grab or bat quickly. ¹

4. Noun. A quick grab, bat, or other motion with the hand or paw; A sweep. ¹

5. Noun. A strong blow given with a sweeping motion, as with a bat or club. ¹

6. Noun. (countable informal) A rough guess; an estimate or swag. ¹

7. Noun. Poor, weak beer; small beer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swipe

1. to strike with a sweeping blow [v SWIPED, SWIPING, SWIPES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swipe

swingtree
swingtrees
swingy
swinish
swinishly
swinishness
swinishnesses
swink
swinked
swinker
swinkers
swinking
swinks
swinney
swinneys
swipe (current term)
swipeable
swipecard
swipecards
swiped
swiper
swipers
swipes
swipey
swipier
swipiest
swiping
swiple
swiples
swipper

Literary usage of Swipe

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

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Same as sweeny. swipe (swip), rt and t. ; prêt, and pp. swiped, ppr. swiping. [In earlier use with a short vowel, as if mod. ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopaedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield (1904)
"—To swipe is defined as " to pluck, to snatch, to steal." * SWISS MUSLINS. ... State, 30 Tex. App. 382 ; Cline v. State, 43 Tex. 497. 1. swipe. — State v. ..."

3. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"... to snake ; to snam ; to snap ; to snatch ; to sneak ; to snipe ; to speak ; to spice ; to swipe ; to tool ; to touch ; to trot ; to wolf ; to work. ..."

4. A Treatise on Hydraulics: For the Use of Engineers by Jean François Aubuisson de Voissins (1852)
"When we have to raise only a small quantity of swipe with water from a depth of 16 to 20 ... accomplished by suspending a bucket from the end of a swipe, ..."

5. A Treatise on Hydraulics: For the Use of Engineers by Joseph Bennett (1858)
"When we have to raise only a small quantity of swipe with water from a depth of 1C to 20 ft., for one or two hours of the day only, the object is ..."

6. American Horses and Horse Breeding: A Complete History of the Horse from the by John Dimon (1895)
"But the success in this business is not alone dependent upon the driver, for in the " swipe," or care-taker of the trotter, really depends nearly as much as ..."

7. The Shores of Lake Aral by Herbert Wood (1876)
"... and superstition — Saints' days—Vodka-drinking—National intemperance—Hand-swipe for raising water—Bird-cots—Debateable ground between Europe and Asia. ..."

8. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Same as sweeny. swipe (swip), rt and t. ; prêt, and pp. swiped, ppr. swiping. [In earlier use with a short vowel, as if mod. ..."

9. The American and English Encyclopaedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield (1904)
"—To swipe is defined as " to pluck, to snatch, to steal." * SWISS MUSLINS. ... State, 30 Tex. App. 382 ; Cline v. State, 43 Tex. 497. 1. swipe. — State v. ..."

10. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"... to snake ; to snam ; to snap ; to snatch ; to sneak ; to snipe ; to speak ; to spice ; to swipe ; to tool ; to touch ; to trot ; to wolf ; to work. ..."

11. A Treatise on Hydraulics: For the Use of Engineers by Jean François Aubuisson de Voissins (1852)
"When we have to raise only a small quantity of swipe with water from a depth of 16 to 20 ... accomplished by suspending a bucket from the end of a swipe, ..."

12. A Treatise on Hydraulics: For the Use of Engineers by Joseph Bennett (1858)
"When we have to raise only a small quantity of swipe with water from a depth of 1C to 20 ft., for one or two hours of the day only, the object is ..."

13. American Horses and Horse Breeding: A Complete History of the Horse from the by John Dimon (1895)
"But the success in this business is not alone dependent upon the driver, for in the " swipe," or care-taker of the trotter, really depends nearly as much as ..."

14. The Shores of Lake Aral by Herbert Wood (1876)
"... and superstition — Saints' days—Vodka-drinking—National intemperance—Hand-swipe for raising water—Bird-cots—Debateable ground between Europe and Asia. ..."

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