HyperDic: swing

English > 22 senses of the word swing:
VERBmotionswingmove in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
motionswing, swaymove or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
motionswingchange direction with a swinging motion
socialswing, swing overinfluence decisively
contactswing, sweep, swing outmake a big sweeping gesture or movement
stativeswing, dangle, drophang freely
competitionswinghit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
changeswingalternate dramatically between high and low values
stativeswinglive in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
stativeswinghave a certain musical rhythm
socialswing, get aroundbe a social swinger
creationswingplay with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
contactswingengage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
NOUNstateswinga state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
artifactswingmechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
actswinga sweeping blow or stroke
actswing, swinging, vacillationchanging location by moving back and forth
communicationswing, swing music, jivea style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s
attributeswing, lilta jaunty rhythm in music
actswing, golf stroke, golf shotthe act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
actswing, baseball swing, cutin baseball
actswinga square dance figure
swing > pronunciation
Soundsswih'ng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > swing: 22 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity.
Examples
  • "the party went with a swing"
  • "it took time to get into the swing of things"
Broaderaction, activity, activenessThe state of being active
English > swing: 22 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningmechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth.
Part ofplaygroundYard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play
NarrowertrapezeA swing used by circus acrobats
Broadermechanical devicemechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
plaything, toyAn artifact designed to be played with
Spanishcolumpio
Catalangronxador
Verbsswinghang freely
English > swing: 22 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA sweeping blow or stroke.
Example"he took a wild swing at my head"
BroaderblowA powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
Spanishgolpe brusco
Verbsswinghit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
swingmake a big sweeping gesture or movement
swingmove in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
English > swing: 22 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningchanging location by moving back and forth.
Synonymsswinging, vacillation
Broadermotion, movement, moveThe act of changing location from one place to another
Spanishbalanceo, intercambio de pareja, oscilación, vacilación, vaivén
Catalanborneig, vacil·lació, vaivé
Verbsswingmove or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
swingchange direction with a swinging motion
English > swing: 22 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz.
Synonymsswing music, jive
BroaderjazzA genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
Spanishswing
Catalanswing
Adjectivesswingycharacterized by a buoyant rhythm
Verbsswinghave a certain musical rhythm
English > swing: 22 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningA jaunty rhythm in music.
Synonymlilt
BroaderrhythmicityThe rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music
Spanishmelodía, tonillo
Adjectivesswingycharacterized by a buoyant rhythm
Verbsswingplay with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
swinghave a certain musical rhythm
English > swing: 22 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it.
Synonymsgolf stroke, golf shot
Narrowerapproach, approach shotA relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green
downswingA swing downward of a golf club
drive, drivinghitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
explosionA golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball
hook, draw, hookingA golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
putt, puttinghitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter
sclaffA poor golf stroke in which the club head hits the ground before hitting the ball
shankA poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball
slice, fade, slicingA golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
teeoffThe act of hitting a golf ball from the teeing ground at the start of each hole
Broaderstroke, shot(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
Verbsswingmove in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
English > swing: 22 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningIn baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball.
Synonymsbaseball swing, cut
Broaderstroke, shot(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
English > swing: 22 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningA square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them.
Part ofsquare dance, square dancingAmerican country dancing in which couples form squares
Broadercountry-dance, country dancing, contredanse, contra danse, contradanceA type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
Spanishswing
English > swing: 22 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe girls swing the wooden sticks
Example "swing a bat"
Narrowerwind upGive a preliminary swing to the arm pitching
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishbalancear, mecer
Catalanbalancejar, bressar, gronxar, gronxolar
Nounsswingthe act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
swinga sweeping blow or stroke
swingersomeone who swings sports implements
English > swing: 22 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove or walk in a swinging or swaying manner.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe wooden sticks swing
Synonymsway
Narrowerbrachiateswing from one hold to the next
lashLash or flick about sharply
oscillate, vibrateMove or swing from side to side regularly
waver, weavesway to and fro
Broadermove back and forthMove in one direction and then into the opposite direction
Spanishcolumpiarse, contonearse, inclinarse
Catalancontornejar-se, culejar, engronsar-se, gronxar-se, inclinar-se
Nounsswingchanging location by moving back and forth
swingersomeone who swings sports implements
English > swing: 22 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningchange direction with a swinging motion; turn.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "swing back"
  • "swing forward"
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Nounsswingchanging location by moving back and forth
English > swing: 22 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningInfluence decisively.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymswing over
Broaderinfluence, act upon, workHave and exert influence or effect
English > swing: 22 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningmake a big sweeping gesture or movement.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymssweep, swing out
Broaderwield, handle, manageHandle effectively
Spanishbalancear, columpiar, mecer
Catalanbalancejar-se, bressar, gronxar-se, gronxar, gronxolar, penjar
Nounsswinga sweeping blow or stroke
English > swing: 22 senses > verb 6, stative
Meaninghang freely.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
ModelThe lights swing from the ceiling
Synonymsdangle, drop
Narrowerdroop, lollhang loosely or laxly
BroaderhangBe suspended or hanging
Spanishbalancearse, caer, columpearse, columpiarse, pender
Catalanbalancejar-se, gronxar-se, gronxolar
Nounsswingmechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
swingingchanging location by moving back and forth
English > swing: 22 senses > verb 7, competition
Meaninghit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
Broaderaim, take, train, take aim, directPoint or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
Nounsswinga sweeping blow or stroke
English > swing: 22 senses > verb 8, change
MeaningAlternate dramatically between high and low values.
PatternSomething ----s
Examples
  • "his mood swings"
  • "the market is swinging up and down"
Narrowerfluctuate, vacillate, waverMove or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
English > swing: 22 senses > verb 9, stative
MeaningLive in a lively, modern, and relaxed style.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
BroaderliveLead a certain kind of life
English > swing: 22 senses > verb 10, stative
MeaningHave a certain musical rhythm.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The music has to swing"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Nounsswinga jaunty rhythm in music
swinga style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s
English > swing: 22 senses > verb 11, social
MeaningBe a social swinger; socialize a lot.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymget around
Broadersocialize, socialisetake part in social activities
Spanishmariposear
English > swing: 22 senses > verb 12, creation
MeaningPlay with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm.
PatternSomebody ----s
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
BroaderplayPlay on an instrument
Nounsswinga jaunty rhythm in music
English > swing: 22 senses > verb 13, contact
MeaningEngage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"
Broaderfornicatehave sex without being married
Nounsswingera person who engages freely in promiscuous sex

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