What does swipe mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swipe(verb)

    a sweeping stroke or blow

  2. swipe(verb)

    strike with a swiping motion

  3. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift(verb)

    make off with belongings of others


  1. swipe(Noun)

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

  2. swipe(Noun)

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

  3. swipe(Noun)

    A rough guess; an estimate or swag.

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

  4. swipe(Noun)

    Poor, weak beer; small beer.

  5. swipe(Verb)

    To steal or snatch.

    Hey! Who swiped my lunch?

  6. swipe(Verb)

    To scan or register by sliding something through a reader.

    He swiped his card at the door.

  7. swipe(Verb)

    To grab or bat quickly.

    The cat swiped at the shoelace.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swipe(noun)

    a swape or sweep. See Sweep

    Etymology: [Cf. Sweep, Swiple.]

  2. Swipe(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Sweep, Swiple.]

  3. Swipe(noun)

    poor, weak beer; small beer

    Etymology: [Cf. Sweep, Swiple.]

  4. Swipe(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Sweep, Swiple.]

  5. Swipe(verb)

    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. Ned Ryun:

    I disagree with the Left on their policy ideas, but on their organizing and training...I swipe their ideas all the time.

  2. 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, ’.

  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. Walid Mohammed:

    Until Instagram figures out their algorithm, people aren't going to use it, i'll swipe through a couple of Reels, but it's not like TikTok where I get lost for hours.

  5. Claire Foy:

    This is the ring that my dad put on my mom’s finger 67 years ago. And to my sisters and brothers, I didn’t swipe it, dad knows I have it… Jen, I want to put this ring that my mom wore on your finger.

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