What does swipe mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term swipe:

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

  2. Swipe(noun)

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

  3. Swipe(noun)

    poor, weak beer; small beer

  4. Swipe(verb)

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

  5. Swipe(verb)

    to pluck; to snatch; to steal

  6. Origin: [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.]


  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

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