Definition of "swimming" []

  • The act, sport, or technique of one that swims. (noun)
  • Relating to or used in swimming. (adjective)
  • Capable of swimming: swimming insects. (adjective)
  • To move along in water, etc, by means of movements of the body or parts of the body, esp the arms and legs, or (in the case of fish) tail and fins (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To cover (a distance or stretch of water) in this way (verb)
  • To compete in (a race) in this way (verb)
  • To be supported by and on a liquid; float (verb)
  • To use (a particular stroke) in swimming (verb)
  • To move smoothly, usually through air or over a surface (verb)
  • To reel or seem to reel (verb)
  • To be covered or flooded with water or other liquid (verb)
  • To be liberally supplied (with) (verb)
  • To cause to float or swim (verb)
  • To provide (something) with water deep enough to float in (verb)
  • The act, an instance, or period of swimming (noun)
  • Any graceful gliding motion (noun)
  • A condition of dizziness; swoon (noun)
  • A pool in a river good for fishing (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "swimming" in a sentence
  • "“Justin Greer,” I murmured, the name swimming out of the fog in my mind."
  • "The swimming test with Weissmuller, the winner of five Olympic gold medals in swimming, was held at the Hollywood Athletic Club."
  • "John Brackett - "the Doc of the Bay" - had built a business catering partially to tourists who broke their teeth in swimming-pool accidents or on rogue bits of oyster shell in their dinners."