Definitions for SWAYsweɪ

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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"

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sway

    swā, v.t. to swing or wield with the hand: to incline to one side: to influence by power or moral force: to govern: to hoist, raise.—v.i. to incline to one side: to govern: to have weight or influence.—n. the sweep of a weapon: that which moves with power: preponderance: power in governing: influence or authority inclining to one side: a thatcher's binding-switch.—adj. Swayed (Shak.), bent down and injured in the back by heavy burdens—said of a horse. [Prob. Scand., as Ice. sveigja, Dan. svaie, to sway; akin to swing.]

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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SWAY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SWAY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ruth Ashton:

    I like where Labour is going, so that would sway me.

  2. C. Kent Wright:

    To sway an audience, you must watch them as you speak.

  3. Walter Scott:

    A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.

  4. Jared Goodman:

    The tide has turned for SeaWorld, it's a last-ditch effort to sway a public that has already made up its mind.

  5. Jeanne Zaino:

    These types of contributions -- any contributions -- to public officials are important and they do sway votes.

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Translations for SWAY

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • swaaieAfrikaans
  • schwingen, beherrschen, schwenken, schwanken, schaukeln, sich wiegen, beeinflussenGerman
  • balancear, balanceoSpanish
  • vaikuttaa, vaikutusvalta, huojuminen, heiluminen, kallistua, heilua, huojunta, heilunta, huojua, hallita, heiluttaaFinnish
  • sveiggja, sveiggjFaroese
  • balancementFrench
  • hintázik, ringatózik, hintázás, hullámzás, suhint, ring, lóbál, hullámzik, ringatózás, inog, imbolyog, himbálózik, befolyásHungarian
  • לְהִתְנַעֲנֵעַHebrew
  • kōngangengange, raumaewa, tītahatahaMāori
  • whakapakepake, koiriMalay
  • svai, svinge, svaieNorwegian
  • zwaaienDutch
  • rządzić, władza, trząśćPolish
  • balançarPortuguese
  • legănareRomanian
  • власть, качание, качаться, качатьRussian

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