Definition of Swimming

1. Noun. The act of swimming. "They took a short swim in the pool"

Exact synonyms: Swim
Generic synonyms: Aquatics, Water Sport
Specialized synonyms: Bathe, Skinny-dip, Dip, Plunge, Dive, Diving, Floating, Natation, Skin Diving, Skin-dive
Derivative terms: Swim, Swim, Swim

2. Adjective. Filled or brimming with tears. "Sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid"
Exact synonyms: Liquid
Similar to: Tearful
Derivative terms: Liquidness

3. Adjective. Applied to a fish depicted horizontally.
Exact synonyms: Naiant
Category relationships: Heraldry
Similar to: Horizontal

Definition of Swimming

1. a. That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming; as, a swimming bird; a swimming motion.

2. n. The act of one who swims.

3. a. Being in a state of vertigo or dizziness; as, a swimming brain.

4. n. Vertigo; dizziness; as, a swimming in the head.

Definition of Swimming

1. Verb. (present participle of swim) ¹

2. Noun. The action of the verb "to swim". ¹

3. Noun. The activity of moving oneself through water using one's arms and legs while buoyed up by the water, carried out by humans for amusement, exercise, sport or entertainment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swimming

1. the act of one that swims [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swimming

swimfins
swimlane
swimmable
swimmably
swimmed
swimmer's itch
swimmeret
swimmerets
swimmers
swimmest
swimmeth
swimmier
swimmiest
swimmily
swimming bath
swimming bell
swimming cap
swimming costume
swimming costumes
swimming crab
swimming event
swimming goggles
swimming hole
swimming kick
swimming meet
swimming pool
swimming pools
swimming stroke

Literary usage of Swimming

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"11 Bankers M 98:97-106 Ja 49 swimming To what extent should the board of education furnish facilities for the teaching and practice of swimming? ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"swimming, the art or practice of locomotion or mode of progression in the water by using the arms and legs as paddles. According to the best authorities, ..."

3. Sportby C. M. van Stockum by C. M. van Stockum (1914)
"New instruction book on ocean bathing, swimming and boating. 1910. Doyle. ... swimming and life saving with a chapter on channel swims, cr. 8°. 1906. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The method gives a more lengthened reach and when properly acquired, is the most useful and easy of all the various methods of swimming; bnt the side stroke ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"The state of swimming; an appearance of swimming; especially, tearfulness; ... A wooden plate fitted to the hand or toot for assistance in swimming. ..."

6. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1901)
"On motion, a vote of thanks from the Society was tendered to Dr. Osier for his interesting and valuable paper. A Summer Cold: swimming Pools as an ..."

7. Positions by Richard Mulcaster, Robert Hebert Quick (1888)
"The swimming is salt water is very good to remoue the headache, ... Yet all swimming must needes be ill for the head, considering the continuall exhalation, ..."

8. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"11 Bankers M 98:97-106 Ja 49 swimming To what extent should the board of education furnish facilities for the teaching and practice of swimming? ..."

9. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"swimming, the art or practice of locomotion or mode of progression in the water by using the arms and legs as paddles. According to the best authorities, ..."

10. Sportby C. M. van Stockum by C. M. van Stockum (1914)
"New instruction book on ocean bathing, swimming and boating. 1910. Doyle. ... swimming and life saving with a chapter on channel swims, cr. 8°. 1906. ..."

11. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The method gives a more lengthened reach and when properly acquired, is the most useful and easy of all the various methods of swimming; bnt the side stroke ..."

12. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"The state of swimming; an appearance of swimming; especially, tearfulness; ... A wooden plate fitted to the hand or toot for assistance in swimming. ..."

13. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1901)
"On motion, a vote of thanks from the Society was tendered to Dr. Osier for his interesting and valuable paper. A Summer Cold: swimming Pools as an ..."

14. Positions by Richard Mulcaster, Robert Hebert Quick (1888)
"The swimming is salt water is very good to remoue the headache, ... Yet all swimming must needes be ill for the head, considering the continuall exhalation, ..."

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