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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swing, swinging, vacillationadjective

    changing location by moving back and forth

  2. lilting, swinging, swingy, trippingadjective

    characterized by a buoyant rhythm

    "an easy lilting stride"; "the flute broke into a light lilting air"; "a swinging pace"; "a graceful swingy walk"; "a tripping singing measure"

Wiktionary

  1. swingingnoun

    An activity where couples engage in sexual activity with different partners

  2. swingingadjective

    Fine, good, successful.

    The party was swinging.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swinging

    of Swing

Freebase

  1. Swinging

    Swinging or partner swapping is a non-monogamous behavior, in which singles or partners in a committed relationship engage in sexual activities with others as a recreational or social activity. Swinging can take place in a number of contexts, ranging from spontaneous sexual activity at informal gatherings of friends to planned regular social meetings to hooking up with like-minded people at a swingers' club. It can also involve Internet-based swinger social networking services online. The phenomenon of swinging, or at least its wider discussion and practice, is regarded by some as arising from the upsurge in sexual activity during the sexual revolution of the 1960s, made possible by the invention of the contraceptive pill and the emergence of treatments for many of the sexually transmitted diseases that were known at that time. The older term wife-swapping, once considered to be equivalent to "swinging," is criticized today as being androcentric where it is presumed that the partners are a married heterosexual couple and that it is the male who is in control of the sexual activities and also that it does not accurately describe the full range of sexual activities in which both singles or couples may take part.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swinging in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swinging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of swinging in a Sentence

  1. E. B. White:

    The liberal holds that he is true to the republic when he is true to himself. (It may not be as cozy an attitude as it sounds.) He greets with enthusiasm the fact of the journey, as a dog greets a man's invitation to take a walk. And he acts in the dog's way too, swinging wide, racing ahead, doubling back, covering many miles of territory that the man never traverses, all in the spirit of inquiry and the zest for truth. He leaves a crazy trail, but he ranges far beyond the genteel old party he walks with and he is usually in a better position to discover a skunk.

  2. Thomas Middleditch:

    To be honest, swinging has saved our marriage. We have different speeds, and we argue over it constantly, but it’s better than feeling unheard and alone and that you have to scurry in the shadows.

  3. John Kilduff:

    To a certain degree, this reduces the economics of storing oil for later delivery, it's also feeds the idea that the supply-demand balance is swinging the other way, from surplus to tightness.

  4. Nick Hague:

    When the parachute opens, it's five to six Gs of lateral side to side of swinging back and forth, before the chutes open, we're trying to collect loose items in capsule so they don't become projectiles.

  5. Ryan Mountcastle:

    I thought we had a pretty good chance to come back and win the game with the way we were swinging the bats, unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough.

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