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swim·ming

 (swĭm′ĭng)
n.
The act, sport, or technique of one that swims.
adj.
1. Relating to or used in swimming.
2. Capable of swimming: swimming insects.

swim•ming

(ˈswɪm ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that swims.
2. a sport based on the ability to swim.
adj.
3. capable of swimming.
4. used in or for swimming.
[before 1000]

swimming

  • enatation - Escape by swimming.
  • butterfly stroke - In swimming, the stroke in which both arms are raised out of the water and lifted forward together.
  • shoal - A synonym for "school," referring to a large number of fish swimming together.
  • supernatant - Means "swimming on the surface."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swimming - the act of swimmingswimming - the act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool"
aquatics, water sport - sports that involve bodies of water
bathe - the act of swimming; "the Englishman said he had a good bathe"
skinny-dip - a naked swim
plunge, dip - a brief swim in water
dive, diving - a headlong plunge into water
floating, natation - the act of someone who floats on the water
skin diving, skin-dive - underwater swimming without any more breathing equipment than a snorkel
Adj.1.swimming - filled or brimming with tears; "swimming eyes"; "sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid"
tearful - filled with or marked by tears; "tearful eyes"; "tearful entreaties"
2.swimming - applied to a fish depicted horizontally
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
horizontal - parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a horizontal surface"
Translations
سابِحٌ في، عائِمسِبَاحَة
plaváníplující
dækket afflyde rundt isvømning
uinti
plivanje
syndandi/fljótandi í
水泳
수영
plávajúci
plavanje
simning
การว่ายน้ำ
ile kaplıyüzenyüzme
sự bơi

swimming

[ˈswɪmɪŋ]
A. Nnatación f
do you like swimming?¿te gusta nadar?
B. CPD swimming bath(s) N(PL) = swimming pool swimming cap Ngorro m de baño
swimming costume Ntraje m de baño, bañador m (Sp)
swimming gala Nfestival m de natación
swimming lesson Nclase f de natación
swimming pool Npiscina fsing, alberca fsing (Mex), pileta fsing (de natación) (S. Cone)
swimming trunks NPLbañador msing (Sp)

swimming

[ˈswɪmɪŋ]
nnatation f
Do you like swimming? → Tu aimes la natation?
modif [champion, event, lesson, club] → de natationswimming baths npl (British)piscine fswimming cap nbonnet m de bainswimming costume n (British)tenue m de bainswimming gala ncompétition f de natationswimming instructor nmaître m/f nageur/euseswimming pool npiscine fswimming trunks nplmaillot m de bain (pour homme)

swimming

nSchwimmen nt; do you like swimming?schwimmen Sie gern?
adj (= dizzy) feelingschwummrig (inf)

swimming

in cpdsSchwimm-;
swimming bath
n usu pl (Brit) → Schwimmbad nt
swimming cap
n (Brit) → Badekappe f, → Bademütze f
swimming costume
n (Brit) → Badeanzug m
swimming gala
nSchwimmfest nt
swimming instructor
nSchwimmlehrer(in) m(f)

swimming

:
swimming pool
nSchwimmbad nt; (outdoor also) → Freibad nt; (indoor also) → Hallenbad nt
swimming ring
nSchwimmring m
swimming things
plBadesachen pl, → Badezeug nt
swimming trunks
pl (Brit) → Badehose f

swimming

[ˈswɪmɪŋ] nnuoto

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.

swimming

سِبَاحَة plavání svømning Schwimmen κολύμβηση natación uinti natation plivanje nuoto 水泳 수영 zwemmen svømming pływanie natação плавание simning การว่ายน้ำ yüzme sự bơi 游泳

swimming

n natación f, (el) nadar
References in classic literature ?
He gave us knives, but no plates, and the top of the table was soon swimming with juice and seeds.
She threw out her arms as if swimming when she walked, beating the tall grass as one strikes out in the water.
You have seen the gray-head in front of his warriors, Magua; but I have seen his eyes swimming in water, when he spoke of those children who are now in your power
In his devouring mind's eye, he pictured to himself every roasting-pig running about with a pudding in his belly, and an apple in his mouth; the pigeons were snugly put to bed in a comfortable pie, and tucked in with a coverlet of crust; the geese were swimming in their own gravy; and the ducks pairing cosily in dishes, like snug married couples, with a decent competency of onion sauce.
For three minutes or more he was seen swimming like a dog, throwing his long arms straight out before him, and by turns revealing his brawny shoulders through the freezing foam.
You observe that in the ordinary swimming position of the Sperm Whale, the front of his head presents an almost wholly vertical plane to the water; you observe that the lower part of that front slopes considerably backwards, so as to furnish more of a retreat for the long socket which receives the boom-like lower jaw; you observe that the mouth is entirely under the head, much in the same way, indeed, as though your own mouth were entirely under your chin.
He would go in like a man swimming under water; he would put his handkerchief over his face, and begin to cough and choke; and then, if he were still obstinate, he would find his head beginning to ring, and the veins in his forehead to throb, until finally he would be assailed by an overpowering blast of ammonia fumes, and would turn and run for his life, and come out half-dazed.
A broad-chested, strong-armed fellow, it was nothing for him to keep afloat in the water, till, in a moment or two the child rose to the surface, and he caught her in his arms, and, swimming with her to the boat-side, handed her up, all dripping, to the grasp of hundreds of hands, which, as if they had all belonged to one man, were stretched eagerly out to receive her.
I was surveying for a man the other day a single straight line one hundred and thirty-two rods long, through a swamp at whose entrance might have been written the words which Dante read over the entrance to the infernal regions,--"Leave all hope, ye that enter"--that is, of ever getting out again; where at one time I saw my employer actually up to his neck and swimming for his life in his property, though it was still winter.
Earlier it could have annoyed me, but now everything was in good hands and swimming right along.
One day, while Nicodemus was in swimming, Tom McElroy "tied" his clothes.
Tom always made Chambers go in swimming with him, and stay by him as a protection.