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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.

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. Tom Cross:

    The (Senate) president, the speaker and the governor's office are all dug in, maybe this is like a boxing match where they are swinging pretty hard, but they're going to be worn out and then figure this out.

  2. Rakeem Jones:

    The police jumped on me like I was the one swinging, my eye still hurts. It’s just shocking. The shock of it all is starting to set in. It’s like this dude really hit me and they let him get away with it. I was basically in police custody and got hit.

  3. Dustin Johnson:

    I've got a lot of confidence in the game right now, i feel like I'm swinging really well.

  4. Effie Vasilopoulos:

    It is very difficult for the regulators to police such a vast landscape so now they're trying to shake this number out, this is a sensible thing to do, but the risk is that in trying to recalibrate, the pendulum is swinging too far in the opposite direction.

  5. Barack Obama:

    It's been a volatile few weeks around the world. There's been a lot of reports in the news, and stock markets swinging, and worries about China and about Europe, but the United States of America, for all the challenges we still have, continues to have the best cards. We just have to play them right.

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