sway

  • 1 Sway — (sw[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swaying}.] [OE. sweyen, Icel. sveigja, akin to E. swing; cf. D. zwaaijen to wield, swing. See {Swing}, and cf. {Swag}, v. i.] 1. To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Sway — Sway, n. 1. The act of swaying; a swaying motion; the swing or sweep of a weapon. [1913 Webster] With huge two handed sway brandished aloft. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side; as, the sway of… …

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  • 3 Sway — ist: ein Ort in England, siehe Sway (Hampshire) ein Unternehmen für Spezialeffekt in der Filmbranche, siehe Sway (Unternehmen) ein Konzept für eine schwimmende Windkraftanlage ein Künstlername, siehe Sister Sway eine Hardrockband aus Hannover,… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4 Sway — (sw[=a]), v. i. 1. To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline. [1913 Webster] The balance sways on our part. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward. [1913 Webster] 3. To have… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Sway — Sway  англоязычная версия песни «¿Quién será?», мамбо 1953 года мексиканского композитора и руководителя оркестра Пабло Бельтрана Руиса. В 1954 году английский текст написал Норман Джимбел[1], и песню записал Дин Мартин (его запись …

    Википедия

  • 6 sway — sway; sway·er; sway·ing·ly; sway·less; …

    English syllables

  • 7 sway — [n] strong influence amplitude, authority, clout, command, control, dominion, empire, expanse, government, jurisdiction, mastery, might, power, predominance, range, reach, regime, reign, rule, run, scope, sovereignty, spread, stretch, sweep;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 sway — [swā] vi. [ME sweyen < ON sveigja, to turn, bend: for IE base see SWATHE1] 1. a) to swing or move from side to side or to and fro b) to vacillate or alternate between one position, opinion, etc. and another c) to lean or incline to one side;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 sway — ► VERB 1) move slowly and rhythmically backwards and forwards or from side to side. 2) cause (someone) to change their opinion; influence. 3) literary rule; govern. ► NOUN 1) a swaying movement. 2) influence; rule. ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 sway — c.1300, to go, glide, move, probably from O.N. sveigja to bend, swing, give way, from P.Gmc. *swaigijanan and related to SWAG (Cf. swag) (v.) and SWING (Cf. swing). The sense of swing, wave, waver is first recorded c.1500. Related: Swayed;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 sway — vb 1 *swing, oscillate, fluctuate, pendulate, vibrate, waver, undulate Analogous words: *shake, rock, agitate, convulse 2 influence, impress, strike, touch, *affect Analogous words: control, direct, manage, *conduct: rule, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 sway — I noun authority, command, control, domain, dominance, domination, dominion, force, governance, influence, jurisdiction, leadership, power, predominance, prestige, primacy, reign, rule, supremacy II (persuade) verb actuate, coax, control, convert …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 Sway — Things and places commonly known as Sway or sway include:Music* Sway (dance), a motion in ballroom dance * Sway DaSafo, British hip hop/grime artist * Sway, first artist name used by the norwegian singer Espen Lind * Sister Sway, a singerSongs *… …

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  • 14 sway — I n. dominance 1) to hold sway over 2) under smb. s sway II v. 1) to sway gently 2) (D; intr.) to sway to (to sway to the music) 3) (misc.) to sway from side to side; to sway back and forth; to sway in the breeze * * * [sweɪ] to sway back and… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 Sway — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Sway », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Sway est un titre : de chansons : La… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 16 sway — sway1 [ sweı ] verb * 1. ) intransitive to move or swing gently from side to side: The ladder swayed precariously. Their bodies swayed to the music. a ) transitive to make something move or swing from side to side: She walked along, swaying her… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 sway — [[t]swe͟ɪ[/t]] sways, swaying, swayed 1) VERB When people or things sway, they lean or swing slowly from one side to the other. [V adv/prep] The people swayed back and forth with arms linked... The whole boat swayed and tipped. [V ing] ...a… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 sway — 01. The trees were [swaying] slightly in the wind. 02. During the earthquake, we could actually feel our apartment building [swaying] a bit. 03. He tried to convince his parents to let him travel to Europe with his friends, but they wouldn t be… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 sway — sway1 [sweı] v [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) to move slowly from one side to another ▪ The trees swayed gently in the breeze. 2.) [T] to influence someone so that they change their opinion ▪ Don t allow… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 sway — I UK [sweɪ] / US verb Word forms sway : present tense I/you/we/they sway he/she/it sways present participle swaying past tense swayed past participle swayed * 1) a) [intransitive] to move or swing gently from side to side The ladder swayed… …

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