Definition of Swim

1. Noun. The act of swimming. "They took a short swim in the pool"

Exact synonyms: Swimming
Generic synonyms: Aquatics, Water Sport
Specialized synonyms: Bathe, Skinny-dip, Dip, Plunge, Dive, Diving, Floating, Natation, Skin Diving, Skin-dive

2. Verb. Travel through water. "These men swim the river"; "A big fish was swimming in the tank"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: School, Break Water, Fin, Fin, Paddle, Crawl, Breaststroke, Backstroke, Skinny-dip, Dive
Derivative terms: Swimmer, Swimmer, Swimming

3. Verb. Be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom. "These cars won't swim "
Exact synonyms: Float
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Related verbs: Float, Float
Specialized synonyms: Buoy
Derivative terms: Float, Floatation, Floater, Floater, Floating, Flotation
Antonyms: Sink

4. Verb. Be dizzy or giddy. ; "My brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne"
Generic synonyms: Be

5. Verb. Be covered with or submerged in a liquid. "The meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"
Exact synonyms: Drown
Generic synonyms: Be

6. Verb. Move as if gliding through water. "This snake swims through the soil where it lives"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

Definition of Swim

1. v. i. 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.

2. v. t. To pass or move over or on by swimming; as, to swim a stream.

3. n. The act of swimming; a gliding motion, like that of one swimming.

4. v. i. To be dizzy; to have an unsteady or reeling sensation; as, the head swims.

Definition of Swim

1. Initialism. Someone Who Isn't Me; Someone Who Isn't Myself ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive archaic) To float. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To move through the water, without touching the bottom; to propel oneself in water by natural means. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To traverse (a specific body of water, or a specific distance) by swimming; or, to utilize a specific swimming stroke; or, to compete in a specific swimming event. ¹

5. Verb. (uncommon) To cause to swim. ¹

6. Noun. An act or instance of swimming. ¹

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Definition of Swim

1. to propel oneself in water by natural means [v SWAM, SWUM, SWIMMING, SWIMS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Swim

swill down
swim (current term)
swim bladder
swim bladders
swim cap
swim caps
swim lane
swim like a fish
swim meet
swim the Thames
swim the Tiber
swim upstream
swim with sharks

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