Associations to the word «Sway»


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

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope