Associations to the word «Sway»

Wiktionary

SWAY, noun. The act of swaying; a swaying motion; a swing or sweep of a weapon.
SWAY, noun. A rocking or swinging motion.
SWAY, noun. Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side; as, the sway of desires.
SWAY, noun. Preponderance; turn or cast of balance.
SWAY, noun. Rule; dominion; control.
SWAY, noun. A switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work.
SWAY, noun. The maximum amplitude of a vehicle's lateral motion
SWAY, verb. To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward; to rock.
SWAY, verb. To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield.
SWAY, verb. To influence or direct by power, authority, persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide. Compare persuade.
SWAY, verb. To cause to incline or swing to one side, or backward and forward; to bias; to turn; to bend; warp.
SWAY, verb. (nautical) To hoist (a mast or yard) into position.
SWAY, verb. To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline.
SWAY, verb. To have weight or influence.
SWAY, verb. To bear sway; to rule; to govern.
SWAY BAR, noun. An anti-sway bar.
SWAY BARS, noun. Plural of sway bar

Dictionary definition

SWAY, noun. Controlling influence.
SWAY, noun. Pitching dangerously to one side.
SWAY, verb. Move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet".
SWAY, verb. Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back".
SWAY, verb. Win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters".
SWAY, verb. Cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats