What does swipe mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swipeverb

    a sweeping stroke or blow

  2. swipeverb

    strike with a swiping motion

  3. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, liftverb

    make off with belongings of others


  1. swipenoun

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

  2. swipenoun

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

  3. swipenoun

    A rough guess; an estimate or swag.

    Take a swipe at the answer, even if you're not sure.

  4. swipenoun

    Poor, weak beer; small beer.

  5. swipeverb

    To steal or snatch.

    Hey! Who swiped my lunch?

  6. swipeverb

    To scan or register by sliding something through a reader.

    He swiped his card at the door.

  7. swipeverb

    To grab or bat quickly.

    The cat swiped at the shoelace.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swipenoun

    a swape or sweep. See Sweep

    Etymology: [Cf. Sweep, Swiple.]

  2. Swipenoun

    a strong blow given with a sweeping motion, as with a bat or club

    Etymology: [Cf. Sweep, Swiple.]

  3. Swipenoun

    poor, weak beer; small beer

    Etymology: [Cf. Sweep, Swiple.]

  4. Swipeverb

    to give a swipe to; to strike forcibly with a sweeping motion, as a ball

    Etymology: [Cf. Sweep, Swiple.]

  5. Swipeverb

    to pluck; to snatch; to steal

    Etymology: [Cf. Sweep, Swiple.]


  1. Swipe

    The Swipe is one of the most recognizable power moves in b-boying. The b-boy or b-girl leans back, whips his or her arms to one side to touch the ground, and his or her legs follow closely behind, twisting 360 degrees to land on the ground once again. An example many might remember is the swipe performed by the character Samir in the movie Office Space.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swipe

    swīp, n. a hard blow.—v.t. to give a strong blow to: to steal by snatching.—n. Swī′per, one who swipes. [A.S. swipe, a whip.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swipe in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swipe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of swipe in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Shinder:

    Swipe fees are an improper and unnecessary hidden tax on consumers.

  2. Jill Biden:

    He said we are not going back to lockdowns. I think he knows that that is, number one, not necessary, but also politically untenable, he maxed out on his COVID credit card and now he wants to continue to swipe it -- but everyone’s like no, you are maxed out, you don’t have any more room to run on that.

  3. Danny Shapiro:

    What we’re doing is developing graphics that are intuitive, so you can gesture or swipe or zoom, something that responds like that, and is big, is much safer than a smartphone.

  4. Natalia Rutkowski:

    I had already checked my bag and was helping my mom to check in on the computer when a prompt on the screen said a United Airlines staff member had to swipe, at first, an old woman said, ‘ No, she is not allowed to take her bag onto the plane, ’.

  5. Joe Biden:

    Joe Biden, whose struggling campaign got only a slight boost in Nevada, took an indirect swipe bothBloomberg and Bernie Sanders, who is an independent and not a member of the party hes seeking to represent in November. I aint a socialist. Im not a plutocrat. Im a Nevada Democrats.

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