What does swoop mean?

Definitions for swoop
swupswoop

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word swoop.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swoop, slidenoun

    (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale

    "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"

  2. swoopnoun

    a very rapid raid

  3. swoopverb

    a swift descent through the air

  4. pounce, swoopverb

    move down on as if in an attack

    "The raptor swooped down on its prey"; "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"

  5. swoopverb

    move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc

  6. swoop, swoop upverb

    seize or catch with a swooping motion

Wiktionary

  1. swoopnoun

    an instance, or the act of suddenly plunging downward

    The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. uE000160914uE001 Sun Tzu

    Etymology: From swopen, from swapan.

  2. swoopnoun

    an act of rushedly doing something

    Fortune's a right whore. If she give ought, she deals it in small parcels, that she may take away all at one swoop. uE000160915uE001 John Webster

    Etymology: From swopen, from swapan.

  3. swoopnoun

    passing quickly from one note to the next

    Etymology: From swopen, from swapan.

  4. swoopverb

    to fly or glide downwards suddenly; to plunge (in the air) or nosedive

    The lone eagle swooped down into the lake, snatching its prey, a small fish.

    Etymology: From swopen, from swapan.

  5. swoopverb

    to move swiftly, as if with a sweeping movement, especially to attack something

    The dog had enthusiastically swooped down on the bone.

    Etymology: From swopen, from swapan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swoopnoun

    to fall on at once and seize; to catch while on the wing; as, a hawk swoops a chicken

    Etymology: [OE. swopen, usually, to sweep, As. swpan to sweep, to rush; akin to G. schweifen to rove, to ramble, to curve, OHG. sweifan to whirl, Icel. sveipa to sweep; also to AS. swfan to move quickly. Cf. Sweep, Swift, a. & n., Swipe, Swivel.]

  2. Swoopnoun

    to seize; to catch up; to take with a sweep

    Etymology: [OE. swopen, usually, to sweep, As. swpan to sweep, to rush; akin to G. schweifen to rove, to ramble, to curve, OHG. sweifan to whirl, Icel. sveipa to sweep; also to AS. swfan to move quickly. Cf. Sweep, Swift, a. & n., Swipe, Swivel.]

  3. Swoopverb

    to descend with closed wings from a height upon prey, as a hawk; to swoop

    Etymology: [OE. swopen, usually, to sweep, As. swpan to sweep, to rush; akin to G. schweifen to rove, to ramble, to curve, OHG. sweifan to whirl, Icel. sveipa to sweep; also to AS. swfan to move quickly. Cf. Sweep, Swift, a. & n., Swipe, Swivel.]

  4. Swoopverb

    to pass with pomp; to sweep

    Etymology: [OE. swopen, usually, to sweep, As. swpan to sweep, to rush; akin to G. schweifen to rove, to ramble, to curve, OHG. sweifan to whirl, Icel. sveipa to sweep; also to AS. swfan to move quickly. Cf. Sweep, Swift, a. & n., Swipe, Swivel.]

  5. Swoopnoun

    a falling on and seizing, as the prey of a rapacious bird; the act of swooping

    Etymology: [OE. swopen, usually, to sweep, As. swpan to sweep, to rush; akin to G. schweifen to rove, to ramble, to curve, OHG. sweifan to whirl, Icel. sveipa to sweep; also to AS. swfan to move quickly. Cf. Sweep, Swift, a. & n., Swipe, Swivel.]

Freebase

  1. Swoop

    Swoop is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers fictional series and toy line. He was first introduced in 1985 and was voiced by Michael Bell in the animated The Transformers series.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swoop

    swōōp, v.t. to sweep down upon: to take with a sweep: to catch while on the wing: to catch up.—v.i. to descend with a sweep.—n. the act of swooping: a seizing, as a bird on its prey. [A.S. swápan, to sweep; Ger. schweifen, to rove.]

CrunchBase

  1. Swoop

    Swoop is a Native Advertising service that seamlessly integrates relevant information about products and services - at times in the form of sponsored content or advertising - into the content that consumers are engaged with online. Through its patent pending technology Swoop has made a breakthrough that allows for Conceptual Advertising; the ability to understand not just the content, but the actual human concepts that are being expressed. This provides advertisers with the intent and relevancy of search, but at the scale of the Web. Swoop case studies highlight consistent search-like engagement that outperforms traditional display advertising by as much as 50 fold.Founded by a team with deep experience in web publishing, advertising technology and consumer marketing, Swoop is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Suggested Resources

  1. swoop

    Song lyrics by swoop -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by swoop on the Lyrics.com website.

How to pronounce swoop?

How to say swoop in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swoop in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swoop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of swoop in a Sentence

  1. Matt Damon:

    You guys did it here in one fell swoop and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly, people get so emotional that even when you make a suggestion about not selling AK-47s to people on terror watch lists, that’s a non-starter.

  2. Michael McConnell:

    We are not the internet police, don't think of us as sort of a fast-action group that's going to swoop in and deal with rapidly moving problems.

  3. Sun Tzu:

    The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.

  4. Markus Soeder:

    I think, basically, the lockdown will have to be extended for the time being, there is no point in just breaking it off now. Imagine: we open everything in one fell swoop, then within two, three weeks we will be in a situation maybe even worse than before.

  5. Novartis Chief Executive Joe Jimenez:

    We have over 25,000 field sales representatives around the world, we train them very hard on compliance, whenever we see any activity of bad behaviour, we swoop in and then we get rid of that behavior -- one way or another.

Images & Illustrations of swoop

  1. swoopswoopswoopswoopswoop

Popularity rank by frequency of use

swoop#10000#41049#100000

Translations for swoop

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • picada, precipitarse, lanzarse en picada, volar en picada, picado, precipitación, arrebato, abalanzarseSpanish
  • syöksy, syöksyä, hyökätä, rynnätäFinnish
  • précipitationFrench
  • झपट्टाHindi
  • whakatopa, kurutohitohi, topaMāori
  • налетатьRussian
  • pustiť sa strmhlav, vrhnúť sa (na)Slovak
  • திடீர்த்தாக்குதல்Tamil

Get even more translations for swoop »

Translation

Find a translation for the swoop definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these swoop definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "swoop." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 16 Sep. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/swoop>.

    Are we missing a good definition for swoop? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    lacking orderly continuity
    • A. tight
    • B. disjointed
    • C. busy
    • D. cosmopolitan

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for swoop: