Definition of Swimming. Meaning of Swimming. Synonyms of Swimming

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Definition of Swimming

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Swimming Swim"ming, n. The act of one who swims.
Swimming
Swimming Swim"ming, a. [From Swim to be dizzy.] Being in a state of vertigo or dizziness; as, a swimming brain.
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Swimming Swim"ming, n. Vertigo; dizziness; as, a swimming in the head. --Dryden.
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Swim Swim, v. i. [imp. Swamor Swum; p. p. Swum; p. pr. & vb. n. Swimming.] [AS. swimman; akin to D. zwemmen, OHG. swimman, G. schwimmen, Icel. svimma, Dan. sw["o]mme, Sw. simma. Cf. Sound an air bladder, a strait.] 1. To be supported by water or other fluid; not to sink; to float; as, any substance will swim, whose specific gravity is less than that of the fluid in which it is immersed. 2. To move progressively in water by means of strokes with the hands and feet, or the fins or the tail. Leap in with me into this angry flood, And swim to yonder point. --Shak. 3. To be overflowed or drenched. --Ps. vi. 6. Sudden the ditches swell, the meadows swim. --Thomson. 4. Fig.: To be as if borne or floating in a fluid. [They] now swim in joy. --Milton. 5. To be filled with swimming animals. [Obs.] [Streams] that swim full of small fishes. --Chaucer.
Swimming
Swimming Swim"ming, a. 1. That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming; as, a swimming bird; a swimming motion. 2. Suffused with moisture; as, swimming eyes. Swimming bell (Zo["o]l.), a nectocalyx. See Illust. under Siphonophora. Swimming crab (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of marine crabs, as those of the family Protunid[ae], which have some of the joints of one or more pairs of legs flattened so as to serve as fins.

Meaning of Swimming from wikipedia

- Swimming is the self-propulsion of a person through water, or a liquid substance, usually for recreation, sport, exercise, or survival. Locomotion is achieved...
- Swimming is an individual or team racing sport that requires the use of one's entire body to move through water. The sport takes place in pools or open...
- A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, paddling pool, or simply pool, is a structure designed to hold water to enable swimming or other leisure activities...
- Nude swimming, or skinny dipping, is the practice of swimming or bathing naked, whether in natural bodies of water or in swimming pools. The term skinny-dip...
- Competitive swimming in Britain started around 1830, mostly using ****troke. Swimming was part of the first modern Olympic games in 1896 in Athens....
- aquatics sports: swimming, diving, high diving, open water swimming, artistic swimming, and water polo. They are run by FINA, and all swimming events are contested...
- The world records in swimming are ratified by FINA, the international governing body of swimming. Records can be set in long course (50 metres) or short...
- Swimming to Cambodia, also known as Spalding Gray's Swimming to Cambodia, is a 1987 American concert film written by and starring Spalding Gray, and directed...
- Swimming with Sharks (also known as The Boss and Buddy Factor) is a 1994 American dark psychological comedy-drama film written and directed by George Huang...
- Swimming has been a sport at every modern Summer Olympics. It has been open to women since 1912. Swimming has the second-highest number of Olympic medal...