from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act, sport, or technique of one that swims.
  • adjective Relating to or used in swimming.
  • adjective Capable of swimming.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Dizziness.
  • noun The act or art of sustaining and propelling the body in water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Vertigo; dizziness.
  • noun The act of one who swims.
  • adjective Being in a state of vertigo or dizziness.
  • adjective That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming.
  • adjective Suffused with moisture.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a nectocalyx. See Illust. under Siphonophora.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) any one of numerous species of marine crabs, as those of the family Protunidæ, which have some of the joints of one or more pairs of legs flattened so as to serve as fins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of swim.
  • noun The action of the verb "to swim".
  • noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective applied to a fish depicted horizontally
  • adjective filled or brimming with tears
  • noun the act of swimming


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