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

  • adj. Spirited; up-to-date.
  • adj. Attracting a lively, trendy crowd: a swinging nightclub.
  • adj. Sexually promiscuous.
  • adj. Practicing exchange of partners, especially spouses, for sex.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An activity where couples engage in sexual activity with different partners
  • v. Present participle of swing.
  • adj. Fine, good, successful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having or marked by a free sweeping movement like or suggesting that of a pendulum: as, a swinging step. See cuts under sign and phonograph.
  • See swingeing.
  • n. The act of moving back and forth; especially, the sport or pastime of moving in a swing.

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

  • n. changing location by moving back and forth
  • adj. characterized by a buoyant rhythm

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