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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of swimming;
- Example: "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool"
[syn: swimming, swim]


VERB (5)

1. travel through water;
- Example: "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"
- Example: "a big fish was swimming in the tank"

2. be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom;
[syn: float, swim]

3. be dizzy or giddy;
- Example: "my brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne"

4. be covered with or submerged in a liquid;
- Example: "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"
[syn: swim, drown]

5. move as if gliding through water;
- Example: "this snake swims through the soil where it lives"

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8 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swim \Swim\, v. i. [imp. Swamor Swum; p. p. Swum; p. pr. & vb. n. Swimming.] [AS. swimman; akin to D. zwemmen, OHG. swimman, G. schwimmen, Icel. svimma, Dan. sw["o]mme, Sw. simma. Cf. Sound an air bladder, a strait.] 1. To be supported by water or other fluid; not to sink; to float; as, any substance will swim, whose specific gravity is less than that of the fluid in which it is immersed. [1913 Webster] 2. To move progressively in water by means of strokes with the hands and feet, or the fins or the tail. [1913 Webster] Leap in with me into this angry flood, And swim to yonder point. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To be overflowed or drenched. --Ps. vi. 6. [1913 Webster] Sudden the ditches swell, the meadows swim. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] 4. Fig.: To be as if borne or floating in a fluid. [1913 Webster] [They] now swim in joy. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. To be filled with swimming animals. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [Streams] that swim full of small fishes. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swim \Swim\, v. i. [OE. swime dizziness, vertigo, AS. sw[imac]ma; akin to D. zwijm, Icel. svimi dizziness, svina to subside, sv[imac]a to abate, G. schwindel dizziness, schwinden to disappear, to dwindle, OHG. sw[imac]nan to dwindle. Cf. Squemish, Swindler.] To be dizzy; to have an unsteady or reeling sensation; as, the head swims. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swim \Swim\, v. t. 1. To pass or move over or on by swimming; as, to swim a stream. [1913 Webster] Sometimes he thought to swim the stormy main. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause or compel to swim; to make to float; as, to swim a horse across a river. [1913 Webster] 3. To immerse in water that the lighter parts may float; as, to swim wheat in order to select seed. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swim \Swim\, n. 1. The act of swimming; a gliding motion, like that of one swimming. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. The sound, or air bladder, of a fish. [1913 Webster] 3. A part of a stream much frequented by fish. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] Swim bladder, an air bladder of a fish. To be in the swim, to be in a favored position; to be associated with others in active affairs. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

swim n 1: the act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool" [syn: swimming, swim] v 1: travel through water; "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank" 2: be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom [syn: float, swim] [ant: go down, go under, settle, sink] 3: be dizzy or giddy; "my brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne" 4: be covered with or submerged in a liquid; "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy" [syn: swim, drown] 5: move as if gliding through water; "this snake swims through the soil where it lives"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "swim": Australian crawl, aquaplaning, aquatics, backstroke, balneation, bathe, bathing, bon ton, breaststroke, butterfly, convention, crawl, custom, dive, diving, dog paddle, fashion, fin, fishtail, flapper, flipper, float, floating, go in swimming, go in wading, haute couture, high fashion, mode, natation, prevailing taste, proper thing, reel, sidestroke, skinny-dip, stream of fashion, style, surfboarding, surfing, swimming, tread water, treading water, trend, turn, vogue, wade, wading, waterskiing, whirl
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

SWIM Someone Who Isn't Me (slang, Usenet, IRC)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

SWIM Super Woz' Integrated Machine