Definitions for SWAYsweɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

swaysweɪ(v.i.)

  1. to move or swing to and fro, as something fastened at one end.

  2. to move or incline to one side.

  3. to incline in opinion, sympathy, etc.

  4. to fluctuate or vacillate, as in opinion.

  5. to wield power; exercise rule.

  6. (v.t.)to cause to move to and fro.

  7. to cause to move to one side.

  8. Naut. to hoist or raise (a yard, topmast, or the like) (usu. fol. by up).

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  9. to cause to fluctuate or vacillate.

  10. to influence (the mind, emotions, etc., or a person).

  11. to cause to swerve, as from a purpose or a course of action.

  12. to dominate; rule or govern.

  13. (n.)the act of swaying; swaying movement.

  14. dominating power or influence.

  15. rule; dominion.

Origin of sway:

1300–50; ME sweyen < ON sveigja to bend, sway (transit.)

sway′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sway(noun)

    controlling influence

  2. rock, careen, sway, tilt(verb)

    pitching dangerously to one side

  3. rock, sway, shake(verb)

    move back and forth or sideways

    "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"

  4. swing, sway(verb)

    move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

    "He swung back"

  5. carry, persuade, sway(verb)

    win approval or support for

    "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"

  6. rock, sway(verb)

    cause to move back and forth

    "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sway(verb)ɪ

    to move from side to side

    buildings swaying in the earthquake; The dancers sway to the beat.

  2. swayɪ

    to change sb's opinion or belief

    The new speech failed to sway voters.

Wiktionary

  1. sway(Noun)

    The act of swaying; a swaying motion; a swing or sweep of a weapon.

  2. sway(Noun)

    A rocking or swinging motion.

    The old song caused a little sway in everyone in the room.

  3. sway(Noun)

    Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side; as, the sway of desires.

    I doubt I'll hold much sway with someone so powerful.

  4. sway(Noun)

    Preponderance; turn or cast of balance.

  5. sway(Noun)

    Rule; dominion; control.

  6. sway(Noun)

    A switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work.

  7. sway(Noun)

    The maximum amplitude of a vehicle's lateral motion

  8. sway(Verb)

    To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward; to rock.

  9. sway(Verb)

    To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter.

  10. sway(Verb)

    To influence or direct by power, authority, persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide. Compare persuade

    Do you think you can sway their decision?

  11. sway(Verb)

    To cause to incline or swing to one side, or backward and forward; to bias; to turn; to bend; warp; as, reeds swayed by wind

    judgment swayed by passion

  12. sway(Verb)

    To hoist (a mast or yard) into position

    to sway up the yards

  13. sway(Verb)

    To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline.

  14. sway(Verb)

    To have weight or influence.

  15. sway(Verb)

    To bear sway; to rule; to govern.

  16. Origin: Earlier 'to fall, swoon', from sweyen, from sveigja 'to bend, bow', from swaigijanan (cf. East Frisian swooie 'to swing, wave', Dutch zwaaien 'id.', Low German 'to sway in the wind'), from swaig- (cf. Lithuanian svaĩgti ‘to become giddy or dizzy’, Avestan pairipairišxuaxta ‘to surround’, Sanskrit ‘he embraces, enfolds’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sway(verb)

    to move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter

  2. Sway(verb)

    to influence or direct by power and authority; by persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide

  3. Sway(verb)

    to cause to incline or swing to one side, or backward and forward; to bias; to turn; to bend; warp; as, reeds swayed by wind; judgment swayed by passion

  4. Sway(verb)

    to hoist; as, to sway up the yards

  5. Sway(verb)

    to be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline

  6. Sway(verb)

    to move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward

  7. Sway(verb)

    to have weight or influence

  8. Sway(verb)

    to bear sway; to rule; to govern

  9. Sway(noun)

    the act of swaying; a swaying motion; the swing or sweep of a weapon

  10. Sway(noun)

    influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side; as, the sway of desires

  11. Sway(noun)

    preponderance; turn or cast of balance

  12. Sway(noun)

    rule; dominion; control

  13. Sway(noun)

    a switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work

Freebase

  1. Sway

    "Sway" is the English version of "¿Quién será?", a 1953 mambo song by Mexican composer and bandleader Pablo Beltrán Ruiz. The most famous version is that of Dean Martin recorded in 1954. English lyrics are by Norman Gimbel. Since then the song has been recorded and remixed by many artists.

CrunchBase

  1. Sway

    Headquartered in the Silicon Prairie of Madison, Wisconsin, Shoutlet, Inc. was a privately held technology firm that developed tools to help global brands, small businesses, and marketing agencies build, engage, and measure social media communication via one affordable, easy-to-use, multi-user application.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sway(noun)

the motion of swaying

the sway of the ship's deck.

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