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

  2. Swimmingadjective

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

  3. Swimmingadjective

    suffused with moisture; as, swimming eyes

  4. Swimmingnoun

    the act of one who swims

  5. Swimmingadjective

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

  6. Swimmingnoun

    vertigo; dizziness; as, a swimming in the head

  7. 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. Kukors Smith:

    Those at USA Swimming need to change the culture of protecting predator coaches over young and vulnerable athletes such as myself.

  2. Travis Mills:

    My biggest part of recovery, the reason I got better, was my little girl Chloe and my wife Kelsey, so I wanted to bring my family with me so we could achieve the goal of kayaking together or swimming, or any activity and I thought : Why not have a place that’s 100 percent ADA accessible ?

  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. Van Roy:

    Given the huge size of Aegirocassis and its very alien appearance, I assume most people would probably be terrified if they'd encounter it while swimming. However, contrary to almost all other anomalocaridids which were active predators, our animal would have been a very peaceful guy.

  5. Eleanor Holmes Norton:

    When it comes to swimmers, I’m sure that must be rare. Did he know where he was? Maybe he was just swimming and found his way to your shore?

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