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Webster 1913 Edition


Swimming

Swim′ming

,
Adj.
1.
That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming;
as, a
swimming
bird; a
swimming
motion
.
2.
Suffused with moisture;
as,
swimming
eyes
.
Swimming bell
(Zool.)
,
a nectocalyx. See Illust. under
Siphonophora
.
Swimming crab
(Zool.)
,
any one of numerous species of marine crabs, as those of the family
Protunidae
, which have some of the joints of one or more pairs of legs flattened so as to serve as fins.

Swim′ming

,
Noun.
The act of one who swims.

Swim′ming

,
Adj.
[From
Swim
to be dizzy.]
Being in a state of vertigo or dizziness;
as, a
swimming
brain
.

Swim′ming

,
Noun.
Vertigo; dizziness;
as, a
swimming
in the head
.
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Swimming

SWIM'MING

,
ppr.
Floating on a fluid; moving on a fluid; having a waving or reeling motion; overflowing; abounding.

SWIM'MING

,
Noun.
The act or art of moving on the water by means of the limbs; a floating.
1.
Dizziness.

Definition 2022


swimming

swimming

English

A freestyle swimming stroke animation.

Verb

swimming

  1. present participle of swim

Noun

swimming (countable and uncountable, plural swimmings)

  1. 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.
  2. A giddy sensation.
    the swimming of my head the day after heavy drinking

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