Dictionary Results for swing


1. swing - noun

· a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity; "the party went with a swing"; "it took time to get into the swing of things"

Hypernym(s): action, activity, activeness




2. swing - noun

· mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

Hypernym(s): mechanical_device, plaything, toy




3. swing - noun

· a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"

Hypernym(s): blow




4. swing - noun

· changing location by moving back and forth

Synonym(s): swinging, vacillation

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move




5. swing - noun

· a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz

Synonym(s): swing_music, jive

Hypernym(s): jazz




6. swing - noun

· a jaunty rhythm in music

Synonym(s): lilt

Hypernym(s): rhythmicity




7. swing - noun

· the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

Synonym(s): golf_stroke, golf_shot

Hypernym(s): stroke, shot




8. swing - noun

· in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"

Synonym(s): baseball_swing, cut

Hypernym(s): stroke, shot




9. swing - noun

· a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them

Hypernym(s): country-dance, country_dancing, contredanse, contra_danse, contradance




10. swing - verb

· move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"

Hypernym(s): move, displace




11. swing - verb

· move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"

Synonym(s): sway

Hypernym(s): move_back_and_forth




12. swing - verb

· change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward"

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




13. swing - verb

· influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side"

Synonym(s): swing_over

Hypernym(s): influence, act_upon, work




14. swing - verb

· make a big sweeping gesture or movement

Synonym(s): sweep, swing_out

Hypernym(s): wield, handle, manage




15. swing - verb

· hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"

Synonym(s): dangle, drop

Hypernym(s): hang




16. swing - verb

· hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"

Hypernym(s): aim, take, train, take_aim, direct




17. swing - verb

· alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"

Hypernym(s): change




18. swing - verb

· live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"

Hypernym(s): live




19. swing - verb

· have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing"

Hypernym(s): be




20. swing - verb

· be a social swinger; socialize a lot

Synonym(s): get_around

Hypernym(s): socialize, socialise




21. swing - verb

· play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm

Hypernym(s): play




22. swing - verb

· engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends; "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"

Hypernym(s): fornicate





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