Definition and Meanings for swinging

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Swinging is ranked 3,295 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of swinging

intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, archaic, present participle, verbal noun, noun, transitive verb

Etymology of swinging

oe. swingen, as. swingan to scourge, to fly, to flutter; akin to g. schwingen to winnow, to swingle, oscillate, sich schwingen to leap, to soar, ohg. swingan to throw, to scourge, to soar, sw. svinga to swing, to whirl, dan. svinge. cf. swagger, sway, swinge, swink

Meaning of swinging


as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, archaic, present participle, verbal noun

  • to move to and fro, as a body suspended in the air; to wave; to vibrate; to oscillate.
  • to sway or move from one side or direction to another; as, the door swung open.

as noun

  • to use a swing; as, a boy swings for exercise or pleasure. see swing, n., 3.
  • to turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor; as, a ship swings with the tide.
  • to be hanged.

as transitive verb

  • to cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward and forward, or from one side to the other.
  • to give a circular movement to; to whirl; to brandish; as, to swing a sword; to swing a club; hence, colloquially, to manage; as, to swing a business.
  • to admit or turn (anything) for the purpose of shaping it; -- said of a lathe; as, the lathe can swing a pulley of 12 inches diameter.

as noun

  • the act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum.
  • swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men walk with a swing.
  • a line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose, upon which anything may swing; especially, an apparatus for recreation by swinging, commonly consisting of a rope, the two ends of which are attached overhead, as to the bough of a tree, a seat being placed in the loop at the bottom; also, any contrivance by which a similar motion is produced for amusement or exercise.
  • influence of power of a body put in swaying motion.
  • capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter of the largest object that can be turned in it.
  • free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency.
  • No antonyms for swinging

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