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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British National Corpus

  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. Mark Bowditch:

    Initially, I just thought it was a basking shark swimming slowly across the surface, then when I got a little bit closer and it turned, I saw it had two ears!

  2. Deanna RocQuermore:

    No child including mine or anybody else's ever, ever, deserves that type of abuse or treatment or to be struck not once, not twice, but three times by someone that is upset because of the color of someone's skin, and they feel as though they don't belong at their swimming pool.

  3. United States:

    Then came Rio Olympics. United States ' Missy Franklin had never been through anything like Rio Olympics before. There were plenty of tears, even as United States ' Missy Franklin tried to maintain United States ' Missy Franklin smiling, upbeat facade. It was brutal, United States ' Missy Franklin recalled. You are literally on the biggest stage in the world and falling short of every single goal youve set for yourself. You truly feel like youre embarrassing yourself. Yet, that was when United States ' Missy Franklin found something deep inside, something United States ' Missy Franklin always hoped was there but wouldnt really know until she went through such a trying ordeal. Its really easy to inspire people in success and when youre doing well. Its really hard to inspire people when youre failing, when youre falling on your butt, now I have to show up and be that person I always said I wanted to be in a situation like this. While this has been a solitary journey in many ways, Franklins husband has helped greatly in easing the transition from competitive swimming. When his wife-to-be was contemplating whether to have another surgery, he pointed out that there were far more important things still to come, that had nothing to do with being a star athlete. Theres always going to be a part of me thats still working through it, still reflecting and seeing what else I can take away from it.

  4. Mikey Wright:

    That lady had no intention of swimming. It was a 15-foot swell about where she was, the wave had washed up and dragged her out.

  5. Richard Rosenfeld:

    Keep water out of the ear if at all possible, dry the ear after swimming with the edge of a towel or blow dry. You can also use alcohol drops.

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