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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

swatswɒt(v.; n.)swat•ted, swat•ting

  1. (v.t.)to hit sharply; slap; smack:

    to swat a fly.

  2. (n.)a smart blow; slap; smack.

Origin of swat:

1790–1800; perh. identical to swat, dial. var. of squat

SWATas initials or swɒt(n.)

or S.W.A.T.

  1. a special section of some law enforcement agencies trained and equipped to deal with esp. dangerous or violent situations, as when hostages are being held (often used attributively):

    a SWAT team.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of SWAT:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. swat(verb)

    a sharp blow

  2. swat(verb)

    hit swiftly with a violent blow

    "Swat flies"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. swat(verb)ɒt

    to hit an insect

    She swatted a mosquito.


  1. swat(Noun)

    A hard stroke, hit or blow, e.g., as part of a spanking.

  2. swat(Noun)

    The exchange, in turns, of swats, usually with a paddle and to the buttocks, either as a macho dare or imposed as a 'self-inflicted' corporal punishment or as part of a fraternity-type hazing.

  3. swat(Verb)

    To beat off, as insects; to bat, strike, or hit.

  4. Swat(ProperNoun)

    a valley and a district in NWFP administrative province of Pakistan

  5. Swat(ProperNoun)

    a river in NWFP administrative province of Pakistan

  6. Origin: From swait-, from swoid-. Cognate with Old Saxon swet Old High German sweiz, Old Norse sveiti. The Indo-European root also gave Latin sudor, Sanskrit स्वेद.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swat

    imp. of Sweat

  2. Swat

    of Sweat


  1. SWAT

    SWAT is a commonly-used proper name for law enforcement units, which use military-style light weapons and specialized tactics in high-risk operations that fall outside of the capabilities of regular, uniformed police. "SWAT" is commonly-used internationally, as a colloquial, generic term for these units. Their duties include: confronting heavily-armed criminals; performing hostage rescue and counter-terrorism operations; high risk arrests; and entering armored or barricaded buildings. Such units are often equipped with specialized firearms including submachine guns, assault rifles, breaching shotguns, sniper rifles, riot control agents, and stun grenades. They have specialized equipment including heavy body armor, ballistic shields, entry tools, armored vehicles, advanced night vision optics, and motion detectors for covertly determining the positions of hostages or hostage takers, inside enclosed structures.

Anagrams of SWAT

  1. ATWS, AWTs, taws, 'twas, TWAs, wast, wats, WSTA

Translations for SWAT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an act of swatting

He gave the wasp a swat.

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