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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Swingingadjective

    Great; huge. A low word.

    Etymology: from swinge.

    The countryman seeing the lion disarmed, with a swinging cudgel broke off the match. Roger L'Estrange.

    A good swinging sum of John’s readiest cash went towards building of Hocus’s countryhouse. Arbuthnot.

ChatGPT

  1. swinging

    Swinging generally refers to the act of moving back and forth or from side to side with a regular rhythm, pivoting from a fixed point. This term can be applied to objects, people, or even concepts and scenarios. For instance, in sports like baseball or golf, references to 'swinging' often describe the act of moving a bat or club. In music, it refers to a rhythmic style that has a flowing and syncopated rhythm. Furthermore, in a social context, 'swinging' can imply a certain lifestyle involving partner swapping.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swinging

    of Swing

Wikidata

  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. Mike Trout:

    It’s just one of the things that’s got to get right before I start swinging, it is frustrating for sure. I can’t really pinpoint what caused it. It just started to bother me.

  2. Grayson Murray:

    This is the first time I've seen this course, other than yesterday, you can hit a lot of drivers out there, which is my strength when I'm swinging it well.

  3. Alan Marshall Beck:

    Boys are found everywhere-on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.

  4. Matthew Friedell:

    In active or simulated combat environments, we don’t want Marines out there swinging hammers and holding plywood up, having a concrete printer that can make buildings on demand is a huge advantage for Marines operating down range.

  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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