from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act, sport, or technique of one that swims.
  • adj. Relating to or used in swimming.
  • adj. Capable of swimming: swimming insects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of swim.
  • n. The action of the verb "to swim".
  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming.
  • adj. Suffused with moisture.
  • adj. Being in a state of vertigo or dizziness.
  • n. The act of one who swims.
  • n. Vertigo; dizziness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Able to swim; habitually moving in or on the water; natatorial, as a bird or an insect.
  • Adapted to, used for, or connected with swimming: as, a swimming action or progression.
  • Filled to overflowing.
  • Floating; fluctuating; wavering.
  • n. The act or art of sustaining and propelling the body in water.
  • n. Dizziness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. applied to a fish depicted horizontally
  • adj. filled or brimming with tears
  • n. the act of swimming


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