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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For the week's gig, Elling included material on current CD release, The Gate -- as in, he points out, the phrase "swinging on..."
It is anchored to the top of a 500-year-old, 250-foot Douglas fir, a tree that travelers can scale and spend the night in swinging from a hammock.
Where else can you find skateboarding dogs and crack smoking prostitutes, the Wiggles and Sadam Hussein swinging from a rope, all in one convenient location?
Feeding her always buys me about 10-15 minutes, so I went for that route since changing her diaper means I have to do that, then feed her for 10 minutes to get her to quiet down and nod off enough to set her back down in her big comfy chair that's what we call her swinging chair.
Avidius, using what he called the swinging lever principle, applied his heaviest pressure to one flank and thus compressed it back, creating congestion and making it difficult for the Parthians to have any kind of cohesive control.
There used to be what they called a swinging bridge a way out over in yonder, and a bunch of us used to get together on Sunday afternoon and go over there.
Nobody went in swinging and said 'this sucks and here is why'.
This leads us, naturally, to a mysterious vigilante swinging from the rooftops in a bat-eared cowl.
In the latter strategy (regularly lining up in swinging gate formation), it makes sense when few other people do it, b/c it forces the other team to take time prepping for it during the week, even though you perfected it during training camp.
Heck, had the national executive been any more successful in swinging power away from those “highly-motivated and relatively wealthy local groups,” there would have been no charters, no performance pay, no nothing at all.