Definitions for SWIMswɪm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swimming, swim(verb)

    the act of swimming

    "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool"

  2. swim(verb)

    travel through water

    "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank"

  3. float, swim(verb)

    be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom

  4. swim(verb)

    be dizzy or giddy

    "my brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne"

  5. swim, drown(verb)

    be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"

  6. swim(verb)

    move as if gliding through water

    "this snake swims through the soil where it lives"


  1. swim(Noun)

    An act or instance of swimming.

    I'm going for a swim.

  2. swim(Verb)

    To float.

    sink or swim

  3. swim(Verb)

    To move through the water, without touching the bottom; to propel oneself in water by natural means.

  4. swim(Verb)

    To traverse (a specific body of water, or a specific distance) by swimming; or, to utilize a specific swimming stroke; or, to compete in a specific swimming event.

  5. swim(Verb)

    To cause to swim.

    Half of the guinea pigs were swum daily.

  6. Origin: From swimmen, from swimman (class III strong verb; past tense swamm, past participle geswummen), from swimmanan. Cognate with swimme, zwemmen, schwimmen, svømme, simma.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swim(verb)

    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. Swim(verb)

    to move progressively in water by means of strokes with the hands and feet, or the fins or the tail

  3. Swim(verb)

    to be overflowed or drenched

  4. Swim(verb)

    fig.: To be as if borne or floating in a fluid

  5. Swim(verb)

    to be filled with swimming animals

  6. Swim(verb)

    to pass or move over or on by swimming; as, to swim a stream

  7. Swim(verb)

    to cause or compel to swim; to make to float; as, to swim a horse across a river

  8. Swim(verb)

    to immerse in water that the lighter parts may float; as, to swim wheat in order to select seed

  9. Swim(noun)

    the act of swimming; a gliding motion, like that of one swimming

  10. Swim(noun)

    the sound, or air bladder, of a fish

  11. Swim(noun)

    a part of a stream much frequented by fish

  12. Swim(verb)

    to be dizzy; to have an unsteady or reeling sensation; as, the head swims

  13. Origin: [OE. swime dizziness, vertigo, AS. swma; akin to D. zwijm, Icel. svimi dizziness, svina to subside, sva to abate, G. schwindel dizziness, schwinden to disappear, to dwindle, OHG. swnan to dwindle. Cf. Squemish, Swindler.]


  1. Swim

    Swim was the second EP by the British alternative rock band Feeder. It was Feeder's second commercial release, but failed to have much commercial success. The EP had influences of Smashing Pumpkins early work along with Nirvana, Manic Street Preachers and Silverchair that would follow on Polythene. It was re-released in 2001 in an expanded form, with extra tracks. The re-release is considered to be an "album" since it contains more tracks.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SWIM' in Verbs Frequency: #619

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joseph Murray:

    I've never regretted a swim

  2. Terpsichore Lindeman:

    If you burn a bridge be prepared to swim.

  3. Jonathan Winters:

    If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it

  4. Babul Akhter:

    Most of the passengers were able to swim ashore.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

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