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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 ?
Dab-Dab, the duck, used to keep herself cool by jumping into the sea and swimming behind the ship.
But, as Matkah told Kotick, "So long as you don't lie in muddy water and get mange, or rub the hard sand into a cut or scratch, and so long as you never go swimming when there is a heavy sea, nothing will hurt you here.
Every cell in his brain was occupied, to the exclusion of all other thoughts, by the girl swimming in the water below.
I shouted, swimming towards the Abraham Lincoln in desperation.
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.
For the Mouse was swimming away from her as hard as it could go, and making quite a commotion in the pool as it went.
The girl had seen the lioness take to the water, and she had also seen that I was swimming much more slowly than she, and what did she do?
Ojo, who was on the front of the raft, looked over into the water and thought he saw some large fishes swimming about.
and this time three years, if I am not at home, tell them to address them to At that moment the two wakes were fairly crossed, and instantly, then, in accordance with their singular ways, shoals of small harmless fish, that for some days before had been placidly swimming by our side, darted away with what seemed shuddering fins, and ranged themselves fore and aft with the stranger's flanks.
Ulysses' heart now began to fail him, and he said despairingly to himself, "Alas, Jove has let me see land after swimming so far that I had given up all hope, but I can find no landing place, for the coast is rocky and surf-beaten, the rocks are smooth and rise sheer from the sea, with deep water close under them so that I cannot climb out for want of foot hold.
The children often spent long summer days on this lagoon, swimming or floating most of the time, playing the mermaid games in the water, and so forth.
Swimming was one of the things he did not have to think about.