Swimming Swim"ming, a. [From {Swim} to be dizzy.] Being in a state of vertigo or dizziness; as, a swimming brain. [1913 Webster]

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  • Swimming — is the movement by humans or animals through water, usually without artificial assistance. Swimming is an activity that can be both useful and recreational. Its primary uses are bathing, cooling, travel, fishing, escape, and sport. Animals with… …   Wikipedia

  • Swimming — Swim ming, a. 1. That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming; as, a swimming bird; a swimming motion. [1913 Webster] 2. Suffused with moisture; as, swimming eyes. [1913 Webster] {Swimming bell} (Zo[ o]l.), a nectocalyx. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • swimming — swimming1 [swim′iŋ] n. the act, practice, sport, etc. of a person or animal that swims adj. 1. that swims 2. of, for, or used in swimming 3. flooded or overflowing with or as with water [swimming eyes] swimming2 [swim′iŋ] n. [see …   English World dictionary

  • Swimming — Swim ming, n. Vertigo; dizziness; as, a swimming in the head. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swimming — Swim ming, n. The act of one who swims. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swimming — adj *giddy, dizzy, vertiginous, dazzled Analogous words: reeling, whirling, tottering (see REEL): swaying, wavering, fluctuating (see SWING) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • swimming — swimmingness, n. /swim ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that swims. 2. the skill or technique of a person who swims. 3. the sport of swimming. adj. 4. pertaining to, characterized by, or capable of swimming. 5. used in or for swimming:… …   Universalium

  • swimming — 1. (swimming) (1149↑, 127↓) a way to stop from drowning My boat sunk, so i started to swim Author: Stu http://swimming.urbanup.com/224020 2. (swimming) (778↑, 138↓) swimming a tiring sport. however statistics show that female swimmers have the… …   Urban English dictionary

  • Swimming — Thomas Eakins, 1885 Öl auf Leinwand, 69,5 cm × 92,4 cm Amon Carter Museum Swimming (oder Swimming Hole) ist ein Ölgemälde von Thomas Eakins …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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