Definition of "sway"
The act of swaying; a swaying motion; a swing or sweep of a weapon.
A rocking or swinging motion.
Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side; as, the sway of desires.
Preponderance; turn or cast of balance.
Rule; dominion; control.
A switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work.
The maximum amplitude of a vehicle's lateral motion.
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.
To influence or direct by power, authority, persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide. Compare persuade.
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.
To hoist (a mast or yard) into position.
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.