American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or skill of swimming.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art or act of swimming.
- n. The act or process of swimming
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of floating on the water; swimming.
- n. the act of someone who floats on the water
- From Latin natatio (Wiktionary)
- Latin natātiō, natātiōn-, from natātus, past participle of natāre, frequentative of nāre, to swim; see snā- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Je me rappelle avoir eu exactement la même sensation après un cours J+S de natation… c'était il y a plus de dix ans… mais je m'en rappelle comme si c'était hier.”
“Outdoor: garden and fieldwork, cycling on level macadamised causeways ascents of moderately high hills, natation in secluded fresh water and unmolested river boating in secure wherry or light curricle with kedge anchor on reaches free from weirs and rapids”
““A poor country for the land-owners!” said Joe, once more vigorously resorting to his skill in the art of natation.”
“It was an unfavourable time of the year for such an unprecedented feat of natation, but the Hatfield Champion was confident of success.”
“Now, as natation is generally effected by repeated and vigorous lateral flexions of the body, we ought to find the segmentation much more complete laterally than on the dorsal and ventral aspects of the spinal column.”
“The lads dived deep, swimming the while with long, powerful strokes, for both were accomplished in the art of natation.”
“Outdoor: garden and fieldwork, cycling on level macadamised causeways ascents of moderately high hills, natation in secluded fresh water and unmolested river boating in secure wherry or light curricle with kedge anchor on reaches free from weirs and rapids (period of estivation), vespertinal perambulation or equestrian circumprocession with inspection of sterile landscape and contrastingly agreeable cottagers 'fires of smoking peat turves (period of hibernation).”
“The bay at Skelwick was so dangerous that Father would not allow any of them to bathe there, so as yet she had had no chance of testing her skill in natation.”
“But, even as many sailors cannot swim a stroke, so many an inlander, born and brought up within sight of fresh water, has never taken the trouble to grasp the simplest rudiments of natation.”
“The last thing that Bill heard, ere sleep closed his lids, was a pious resolution on the part of Mr. Bliss to the effect that all his children should be taught the art of natation as soon as they were born.”
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