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swim

 (swĭm)
v. swam (swăm), swum (swŭm), swim·ming, swims
v.intr.
1.
a. To move through or on top of water by moving the limbs, fins, or tail or by undulating the body: Ducks swam in the pond.
b. To play or relax in water: The children went swimming in the surf.
2. To float on water or another liquid: Suds swam on the surface of the dishwater.
3.
a. To be covered or flooded with a liquid: chicken swimming in gravy.
b. To possess a superfluity; abound: After winning the lottery, she was swimming in money.
4. To experience a floating or giddy sensation; be dizzy: "his brain still swimming with the effects of the last night's champagne" (Robert Smith Surtees).
5. To appear to float or spin slowly: The room swam before my eyes.
v.tr.
1. To move through or across (a body of water or a distance) by swimming: She swam the channel. I swam 10 laps.
2. To execute (a particular stroke) in swimming.
n.
1.
a. The act of swimming: went for a swim before lunch.
b. A distance covered by or period of time spent swimming.
2. An area, as of a river, abounding in fish.
adj.
Of, relating to, or used for swimming: a swim mask.
Idioms:
in the swim
Active in the general current of affairs.
swim against the stream
To move counter to a prevailing trend.

[Middle English swimmen, from Old English swimman.]

swim′ma·ble adj.
swim′mer n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swimmer - a trained athlete who participates in swimming meetsswimmer - a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets; "he was an Olympic swimmer"
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
backstroker - someone who swims the backstroke
breaststroker - someone who swims the breaststroke
diver, plunger - someone who dives (into water)
skinny-dipper - a naked swimmer
2.swimmer - a person who travels through the water by swimmingswimmer - a person who travels through the water by swimming; "he is not a good swimmer"
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
floater - a swimmer who floats in the water
aquanaut, skin-diver - an underwater swimmer equipped with a face mask and foot fins and either a snorkel or an air cylinder
surfboarder, surfer - someone who engages in surfboarding
Translations
سَابِحسَبّاح، سابِح
plavec-kyně
svømmer
uimari
plivač
sundmaîur
泳ぐ人
수영하는 사람
plavec
plavalec
simmare
นักว่ายน้ำ
người bơi

swimmer

[ˈswɪməʳ] Nnadador(a) m/f

swimmer

[ˈswɪmər] nnageur/euse m/f
She's a good swimmer → C'est une bonne nageuse.

swimmer

nSchwimmer(in) m(f)

swimmer

[ˈswɪməʳ] nnuotatore/trice

swim

(swim) present participle ˈswimming: past tense swam (swӕm) : past participle swum (swam) verb
1. to move through water using arms and legs or fins, tails etc. The children aren't allowed to go sailing until they've learnt to swim; I'm going / I've been swimming; She swam to the shore; They watched the fish swimming about in the aquarium.
2. to cross (a river etc), compete in (a race), cover (a distance etc) by swimming. He swam three lengths of the swimming-pool; She can't swim a stroke (= at all).
3. to seem to be moving round and round, as a result of dizziness etc. His head was swimming; Everything began to swim before his eyes.
noun
an act of swimming. We went for a swim in the lake.
ˈswimmer noun
a person who swims or who can swim. He's a strong swimmer.
ˈswimming adjective
covered with, or floating in, a liquid. meat swimming in/with grease.
ˈswimming-bath, ˈswimming-pool nouns
an indoor or outdoor pool for swimming in.
ˈswimming-trunks noun plural
short pants worn by boys and men for swimming.
ˈswimsuit, ˈswimming-costume nouns
a (woman's) garment worn for swimming.

swimmer

سَابِح plavec svømmer Schwimmer κολυμβητής nadador uimari nageur plivač nuotatore 泳ぐ人 수영하는 사람 zwemmer svømmer pływak nadador пловец simmare นักว่ายน้ำ yüzücü người bơi 游泳者

swimmer

n. nadador-a;
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References in classic literature ?
She had not gone any great distance that is, what would have been a great distance for an experienced swimmer.
But the whale rushed round in a sudden maelstrom; seized the swimmer between his jaws; and rearing high up with him, plunged headlong again, and went down.
Now, in calm weather, to swim in the open ocean is as easy to the practised swimmer as to ride in a spring-carriage ashore.
In blood he died as he had lived in blood, for the climber at last falls with the tree, and in the end the swimmer is borne away by the stream.
I fell over head and ears, and, if I had not been a good swimmer, it might have gone very hard with me; for Glumdalclitch in that instant happened to be at the other end of the room, and the queen was in such a fright, that she wanted presence of mind to assist me.
Kotick followed, and the pace astonished him, for he never dreamed that Sea Cow was anything of a swimmer.
Being something of a swimmer, he at last made up his mind to kick the bottom out of the barrel, and having done so he was able to get on shore, for the rocks by the sea were smooth and level; but overhead there were high cliffs.
I am a good swimmer (though without pretending to rival Byron or Edgar Poe, who were masters of the art), and in that plunge I did not lose my presence of mind.
The main current ran rather swiftly, but not too strongly for even a moderate swimmer.
My son," said the abbe, "you, who are a sailor and a swimmer, must know as well as I do that a man so loaded would sink before he had done fifty strokes.
As he hung by the ladder, like a resting swimmer, the sea lightning played about his limbs at every stir; and he appeared in it ghastly, silvery, fishlike.
If so our doom was sealed, for these savages, unlike the feeble swimmer of civilized countries, are, if anything, more formidable antagonists in the water than when on the land.