1 controlling influence
1 move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet" [syn: rock, shake]
2 move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back" [syn: swing]
3 win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters" [syn: carry, persuade]
4 cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently" [syn: rock]
- , /sweɪ/, /sweI/
EtymologyAkin with sveigja.
- The act of swaying; a swaying motion; a swing or sweep of a weapon.
- A rocking or swinging motion.
weight, or authority that inclines to one
side; as, the sway of desires.
- I doubt I'll hold much sway with someone so powerful.
- Preponderance; turn or cast of balance.
- Rule; dominion; control.
- A switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work.
A rocking or swinging motion
Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side
- Finnish: vaikutusvalta
Preponderance; turn or cast of balance
Rule; dominion; control
- Polish: władza
A switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work
- To move or swing from side to side; or
backward and forward; to rock.
- The trees swayed in the breeze.
- To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter.
- To influence or direct by power and authority; by
persuasion, or by
moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide. Cf. persuade
- Do you think you can sway their decision?
- To cause to incline or swing to one side, or backward and
forward; to bias; to turn; to bend; warp; as, reeds swayed by wind
- judgment swayed by passion
- To hoist
- to sway up the yards
- To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline.
- To have weight or influence.
- To bear sway; to rule; to govern.
To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward; to rock
To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter
- Finnish: heiluttaa
To influence or direct by power and authority; by persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide
To cause to incline or swing to one side, or backward and forward; to bias; to turn; to bend; warp
To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline
- Finnish: kallistua
To have weight or influence
To bear sway; to rule; to govern
Things and places commonly known as Sway or sway include:
- Sway (musical genre)
- Sway (dance), a motion in ballroom dance
- Sway (band), an Irish rock band
- Sway DaSafo, British hip hop rapper
- SWAY, North Carolina based Rock and Roll Band founded in 2005 by members Jon Buff, Bryan Bullock, Gene Clements, Darwin Hadley and Dave Rickard. Charlotte, NC's 'Party Band'
- Sway, first artist name used by the norwegian singer Espen Lind
- Sway (song), a song recorded by Dean Martin, Michael Bublé, The Pussycat Dolls, and many others
- Sway (Bic Runga song), a song by Bic Runga, popularized by the film American Pie
- Sway (The Rolling Stones song), a song by The Rolling Stones
- "Sway", a song by Lostprophets from the album Start Something
- Sway (Coal Chamber song), a song by Coal Chamber
- Sway, Hampshire, a village and civil parish in the New Forest in England
PeoplePeople commonly known as Sway include:
- One of the linear degrees of freedom in engineering
sway in French: Sway
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