What does swimming mean?

Definitions for swimming
ˈswɪm ɪŋswim·ming

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word swimming.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swimming, swimadjective

    the act of swimming

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

  2. liquid, swimmingadjective

    filled or brimming with tears

    "swimming eyes"; "sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid"

  3. naiant, swimmingadjective

    applied to a fish depicted horizontally

Wiktionary

  1. swimmingnoun

    The action of the verb "to swim".

  2. swimmingnoun

    The activity of moving oneself through water using one's arms and legs while buoyed up by the water, carried out by humans for amusement, exercise, sport or entertainment.

Wikipedia

  1. Swimming

    Swimming is the self-propulsion of a person through water, or a liquid substance, usually for recreation, sport, exercise, or survival. Locomotion is achieved through coordinated movement of the limbs and the body. Humans can hold their breath underwater and undertake rudimentary locomotive swimming within weeks of birth, as a survival response.Swimming is consistently among the top public recreational activities, and in some countries, swimming lessons are a compulsory part of the educational curriculum. As a formalized sport, swimming features in a range of local, national, and international competitions, including every modern Summer Olympics.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swimming

    of Swim

    Etymology: [From Swim to be dizzy.]

  2. Swimmingadjective

    that swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming; as, a swimming bird; a swimming motion

    Etymology: [From Swim to be dizzy.]

  3. Swimmingadjective

    suffused with moisture; as, swimming eyes

    Etymology: [From Swim to be dizzy.]

  4. Swimmingnoun

    the act of one who swims

    Etymology: [From Swim to be dizzy.]

  5. Swimmingadjective

    being in a state of vertigo or dizziness; as, a swimming brain

    Etymology: [From Swim to be dizzy.]

  6. Swimmingnoun

    vertigo; dizziness; as, a swimming in the head

    Etymology: [From Swim to be dizzy.]

Freebase

  1. Swimming

    Swimming is a water based sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Swimming

    An activity in which the body is propelled through water by specific movement of the arms and/or the legs. Swimming as propulsion through water by the movement of limbs, tail, or fins of animals is often studied as a form of PHYSICAL EXERTION or endurance.

Editors Contribution

  1. swimming

    The act and process of swim.

    Swimming is a great sport and way to have fun.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 26, 2020  

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'swimming' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2939

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'swimming' in Nouns Frequency: #2021

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swimming in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swimming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of swimming in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Murphy:

    I think things were definitely, they were definitely taken a little bit differently than what the question I was asked intended, i was asked a question about doping and swimming and I answered honestly. I do think there’s doping in swimming.

  2. Warren Buffett:

    It's only when the tide goes out that you learn who's been swimming naked.

  3. The English newspaper:

    Calls for Russian swimmers to be excluded from the Games will grow after the investigation revealed that Portugalov, the doctor recommended for a lifetime ban by WADA as a key player at the heart of Russia's doping scandal, actively encouraged the national swimming team to adopt a systematic doping policy, since 2009, when Portugalov first offered to 'assist' Russian swimming, 23 swimmers have been handed suspensions for doping and the tally for all aquatics sports exceeds 40 in the past decade.

  4. Jonathan Brownlee:

    The water was fine. There has been a lot of talk about the water quality but I have swam in much worse. It is very, very good, we have trained in a lot hotter. When I was a young kid in the swimming pools of Leeds we trained in a lot hotter water than that so it was fine.

  5. Gretia Grayson Shrout:

    I immediately started swimming out to her.

Images & Illustrations of swimming

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