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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 ?
I wondered if a practiced swimmer like myself had ever tried to commit suicide by drowning, and had been so resolute to die that he had resisted the temptation to let his own skill keep him from sinking.
The swimmer scowled with a futile effort at recollection.
I was a good swimmer, and in my inflamed condition the contact of the water with my skin soothed me like cool linen.
And from the opposite bank a sinister ripple, unseen by either man, moving steadily toward the half-naked swimmer.
The panglima Ninaka of the Signana Dyaks who manned Muda Saffir's war prahu saw his chief disappear beneath the swift waters of the river, but the word of command that would have sent the boat hurriedly back to pick up the swimmer was not given.
This was an easy feat to him, for he usually attracted a crowd of spectators in the bay before the lighthouse at Marseilles when he swam there, and was unanimously declared to be the best swimmer in the port.
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.
It was evident that the brute either was no swimmer or else was severely in-jured, for by now he was making practically no head-way.
But sharks were sharks, and he had known of more than one good swimmer drowned in a tide-rip.
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.
Being a stronger swimmer than Delcarte, I soon was far in the lead, reaching the center of the channel just as the launch bore down upon me.
You can climb on my shoulders and I, who am a fine swimmer, will carry you safely to the shore.