Yahoo Dictionary Web Search

  1. swipe
    IPA[swīp]
  2. verb

    • 1. hit or try to hit with a swinging blow:

      she swiped me right across the nose she lifted her hand to swipe at a cat
      Synonym : strike, swing, hit, slap, cuff, lash out, belt, wallop, sock, biff, clout
    • 2. pass (a swipe card) through an electronic device designed to read and process the information encoded on it.

    • 3. move (one's finger) across a touchscreen in order to activate a function:

      simply swipe a finger across the phone's display screen to switch to another program swipe to the left on the main navigation page and you'll see a user login menu
    • 4. steal:

      someone swiped one of his sausages
      Synonym : steal, thieve, take, pilfer, purloin, snatch, help oneself to, appropriate, abstract, shoplift, filch, lift, snaffle, rob, nab, nick, pinch, whip, half-inch, blag, glom

    noun

    • 1. a sweeping blow:

      he missed the ball with his first swipe
    • 2. an attack or criticism:

      he took a swipe at his critics
    • 3. an act or instance of moving one's finger across a touchscreen to activate a function:

      a swipe to the right archives or deletes the message
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: swipe, plural noun: swipes

    • v.: verb: swipe, 3rd person present: swipes, gerund or present participle: swiping, past tense: swiped, past participle: swiped

    • verb

      hit or try to hit with a swinging blow:

      pass (a swipe card) through an electronic device designed to read and process the information encoded on it.

    • noun

      a sweeping blow:

      an attack or criticism:

    • noun

      a plastic card such as a credit card or ID card bearing magnetically encoded information which is read when the edge of the card is slid through an electronic device.
    • (on the online dating app Tinder) indicate that one finds someone unattractive by moving one's finger to the left across an image of them on a touchscreen
    • (on the online dating app Tinder) indicate that one finds someone attractive by moving one's finger to the right across an image of them on a touchscreen
    • noun

      an electronic reader through which a credit or charge card or cheque guarantee card is passed in order to record the information it bears:
    • noun

      a plastic card such as a credit card or ID card bearing magnetically encoded information which is read when the edge of the card is slid through an electronic device.
    • (on the online dating app Tinder) indicate that one finds someone unattractive by moving one's finger to the left across an image of them on a touchscreen
    • (on the online dating app Tinder) indicate that one finds someone attractive by moving one's finger to the right across an image of them on a touchscreen
    • (on the online dating app Tinder) indicate that one finds someone attractive (or unattractive) by moving one's finger to the right (or left) across an image of them on a touchscreen
  1. 1211 results