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Definition of Swing

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move back and forth; strike with a sweeping movement of the arm; turn; alter one's opinion or interest; ride on a swing; successfully arrange (Slang); play rhythmically (Music); be hanged (Slang)
act of swinging; back and forth movement; sweeping motion made by the arm; swaying movement of the body; suspended seat on which one sits and sways to and fro; rhythm; change; 1930's dance music; (Photography) camera movement used by the photographer to control depth-of-field and perspective
Swing Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Theological and Philosophical Biography and Dictionary
(1830-1894) US Presbyterian pastor; tried for heresy, but acquitted
Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
A member of the company of a musical who understudies one of the leads and is also in the chorus, but doesn't have a character name in the chorus.
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Glossary of Dance Terminology
The free foot is raised and moved forward, backward, sideways or crosswise
Swing Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
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.
(v. t.)
To cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward and forward, or from one side to the other.
(v. t.)
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.
(v. i.)
To use a swing; as, a boy swings for exercise or pleasure. See Swing, n., 3.
(v. i.)
To sway or move from one side or direction to another; as, the door swung open.
(v. i.)
To move to and fro, as a body suspended in the air; to wave; to vibrate; to oscillate.
To turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor; as, a ship swings with the tide.
To be hanged.
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.
Influence of power of a body put in swaying motion.
Free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency.
Capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter of the largest object that can be turned in it.
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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\swing\ (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. swung (?); archaic imp. swang (?); p. pr. & vb. n. 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.]
1. to move to and fro, as a body suspended in the air; to wave; to vibrate; to oscillate. i tried if a pendulum would swing faster, or continue swinging longer, in case of exsuction of the air.
2. to sway or move from one side or direction to another; as, the door swung open.
3. to use a swing; as, a boy swings for exercise or pleasure. see swing, n., 3.
4. (naut.) to turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor; as, a ship swings with the tide.
5. to be hanged. [colloq.] webster.

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1. 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) action, activity, activeness
2. mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
(hypernym) mechanical device
(hyponym) trapeze
(part-holonym) playground
(derivation) dangle, drop
3. a sweeping blow or stroke; "he took a wild swing at my head"
(hypernym) blow
4. changing location by moving back and forth
(synonym) swinging, vacillation
(hypernym) motion, movement, move
5. a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
(synonym) swing music, jive
(hypernym) jazz
6. a jaunty rhythm in music
(synonym) lilt
(hypernym) rhythmicity
7. the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
(synonym) golf stroke, golf shot
(hypernym) stroke, shot
(hyponym) downswing
8. in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
(synonym) baseball swing, cut
(hypernym) stroke, shot
9. a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
(hypernym) country-dance, country dancing, contredanse, contra danse, contradance
(part-holonym) square dance, square dancing

1. move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting; "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
(hypernym) move, displace
(hyponym) wind up
(derivation) golf stroke, golf shot
2. move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
(synonym) sway
(hypernym) move back and forth
(hyponym) waver, weave
(derivation) swinging, vacillation
3. change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward"
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
(derivation) swinging, vacillation
4. influence decisively; "This action swung many votes over to his side"
(synonym) swing over
(hypernym) influence, act upon, work
5. make a big sweeping gesture or movement
(synonym) sweep, swing out
(hypernym) wield, handle
6. hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
(synonym) dangle, drop
(hypernym) hang
(hyponym) droop, loll
7. hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
(hypernym) aim, take, train, take aim, direct
8. alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) fluctuate, vacillate, waver
9. live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style; "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
(hypernym) live
10. have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing"
(hypernym) be
(derivation) swing music, jive
11. be a social swinger; socialize a lot
(synonym) get around
(hypernym) socialize, socialise
12. play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
(hypernym) play
(derivation) lilt
(classification) music
13. 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) fornicate
(derivation) swinger, tramp
Swing Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
The amount by which the rate of gas to be supplied under a contract at any one time may differ from the daily contracted quantity at the buyer's choice.
Swing Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Noman's Java(TM) Glossary
Like the AWT , Swing is a framework for building GUI-based applications, provided in the JFC (Java Foundation Classes). Swing provides features not present in the AWT:

1) More dynamic and complex components .
2) New containment model for root containers .
3) Extensive support through auxiliary APIs .
4) A new layout manager .
5) Pluggable look and feel.
6) Accessibility
Swing Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Swing or swinging may refer to:

  • Swing (boxing)
  • Swing (seat), a (usually outdoors located) hanging seat suspended from a bar that swings back and forth
    • a Russian swing, a swing-like circus apparatus
  • Baseball swing, a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each
  • Golf swing, the means by which golfers make decisions (selecting clubs, selecting shots) and execute them (making shots) in the sport of golf
  • Swing bowling, a subtype of fast bowling in cricket
  • Swing ride an amusement park ride consisting of suspended seats that rotate like a merry-go-round
  • Swinging (sexual practice), an arrangement in which partners in a committed relationship engage in sexual activities with others
  • Swinging, a type of manipulation of poï in juggling

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Swing! is a musical conceived by Paul Kelly with music by various artists. It celebrates the music of the Swing era of jazz (1930s–1946), including many well-known tunes by artists like Duke Ellington, William "Count" Basie, Benny Goodman and others. It received a nomination for the 2000 Tony Award for Best Musical and other Tony awards.

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Swing Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
The action of stroking the ball.
Swing Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Swing Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Basic Music Glossary
a type of Big Band jazz of the late 1930s and 1940s
Jazz Glossary
to get a beat, to move, a verb that developed out of the noun generally applied to music of the late 1930's; as a verb and as an adjective (swinging), still much used.
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TUPAC SHAKUR Rap Dictionary V.2.0
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(n) To have sexual intercourse (Grand Puba).
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(n) To have sexual intercourse (Grand Puba).
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