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Definition of SWING

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Swing \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. [1913 Webster]

              I tried if a pendulum would swing faster, or continue swinging longer, in case of exsuction of the air.                              --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

     2. To sway or move from one side or direction to another; as, the door swung open. [1913 Webster]

     3. To use a swing; as, a boy swings for exercise or pleasure. See {Swing}, n., 3. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Naut.) To turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor; as, a ship swings with the tide. [1913 Webster]

     5. To be hanged. [Colloq.] --D. Webster.
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     {To swing round the circle}, to make a complete circuit. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

              He had swung round the circle of theories and systems in which his age abounded, without finding relief.                               --A. V. G. Allen. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Swing \Swing\, n.
     1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum. [1913 Webster]

     2. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men walk with a swing. [1913 Webster]

     3. 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. [1913 Webster]

     4. Influence of power of a body put in swaying motion. [1913 Webster]

              The ram that batters down the wall,
              For the great swing and rudeness of his poise, They place before his hand that made the engine.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     5. Capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter of the largest object that can be turned in it. [1913 Webster]

     6. Free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency.
        "Take thy swing." --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]

              To prevent anything which may prove an obstacle to the full swing of his genius.         --Burke. [1913 Webster]

     {Full swing}. See under {Full}.

     {Swing beam} (Railway Mach.), a crosspiece sustaining the car body, and so suspended from the framing of a truck that it may have an independent lateral motion.

     {Swing bridge}, a form of drawbridge which swings horizontally, as on a vertical pivot.

     {Swing plow}, or {Swing plough}.
        (a) A plow without a fore wheel under the beam. (b) A reversible or sidehill plow.

     {Swing wheel}.
        (a) The scape-wheel in a clock, which drives the pendulum. (b) The balance of a watch. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Swing \Swing\, v. t.
     1. To cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward and forward, or from one side to the other. [1913 Webster]

              He swings his tail, and swiftly turns his round.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

              They get on ropes, as you must have seen the children, and are swung by their men visitants.
                                                    --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

     2. 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. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Mach.) 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. [1913 Webster]

     {To swing a door}, {gate}, etc. (Carp.), to put it on hinges so that it can swing or turn. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

639 Moby Thesaurus words for "swing":
     Alexandrine, Ferris wheel, Long Melford, Zeitgeist, accent, accentuation, acid rock, act, acting, action, activism, activity, air space, alternate, amble, amphibrach, amphimacer, ample scope, anacrusis, anapest, animated, antispast, arsis, asking price, avant-garde jazz, avert, bacchius, back and fill, backhand, backhander, backstroke, bag, ballroom music, bang, barge, bash, bat, battledore and shuttlecock, be hanged, be promiscuous, bearing, bearish prices, beat, beating, bebop, behavior, belt, bend to, bias, bid price, biff, blank check, blow, blunder, bob, bobble, bolo punch, bonk, boogie-woogie, book value, bop, bowl along, brandish, bullish prices, bundle, cadence, cadency, caesura, call price, careen, career, carousel, carte blanche, cascade, catalexis, change, chase women, chloriamb, chloriambus, chop, chute-the-chutes, chutes, circle, circulate, circumrotate, circumvolute, clear, clear the hurdle, clearance, clip, closing price, clout, clump, coggle, colon, come about, come along, come and go, come on, coming and going, commit adultery, concert, conduce, contribute, contrive, cooking, counterpoint, country rock, course, crack, crank, cretic, current, cut, cut and thrust, cut the mustard, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, daggle, dance music, dance upon nothing, dances, dangle, dash, debauch, decline, deflect, depend, diaeresis, dig, dimeter, dint, dipody, direction, dispense, dispose, dissipate, divert, dochmiac, doing, drabble, drag, draggle, dramatico-musical, drape, drift, droop, drub, drubbing, drumming, ebb and flow, elbowroom, elegiac, elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis, employment, engineer, epitrite, exercise, face value, fall, falter, feint, feminine caesura, fetch about, field, fixed price, flail at, flail away at, flap, flapping, flash price, flaunt, float, flop, flounce, flounder, flourish, flourishing, flow, fluctuate, fluctuating, fluctuation, flurry, flutter, fly, flying horses, folk rock, foot, footslog, fornicate, free course, free hand, free play, free scope, full scope, full swing, function, functioning, fusillade, gait, gallop, get along, get by, get on, glacial movement, go, go about, go around, go on, go round, go through phases, going, groove, grovel, gyrate, gyre, hack it, halt, hang, hang down, hard rock, have a tendency, haymaker, head, headroom, heave, heel, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter, hexapody, high, hippety-hop, hit, hit at, hitch, hitch and hike, hobble, hobbyhorse, home thrust, hook, hop, hot jazz, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, in full swing, incline, instrumental, ionic, issue par, issue price, jab, jazz, jazzy, jiggle, jingle, jive, jog, jolt, jump, kick the air, knack, knock, labor, lash out at, latitude, lead, lean, leeway, let drive at, let fly at, librate, libration, lick, lilt, limits, limp, line, lively, lock step, long rope, look to, lop, low, lumber, lunge, lunge at, lurch, main current, mainstream, mainstream jazz, make heavy weather, make it, make out, make the grade, manage, manage somehow, maneuver, maneuvering space, manipulate, margin, market price, market value, masculine caesura, measure, merry-go-round, meter, metrical accent, metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit, metrics, metron, metronome, mince, mincing steps, molossus, mora, motion, movement, movements, moving, muddle through, musical suite, negotiate, no holds barred, nod, nominal value, number, numbers, nutate, occupation, offering price, on the hop, on the move, one-two, open space, opening price, operation, operations, orchestral, oscillate, oscillating, oscillation, oscillator, pace, paddle, paeon, par, par value, parity, pass, pass and repass, pattern, peg, pelt, pend, pendulate, pendulum, pentameter, pentapody, period, philander, piaffe, piaffer, pirouette, pitch, pitch and plunge, pitch and toss, pivot, pivot about, play, play jazz, plod, plunge, plunk, ply, point, point to, poke, poke at, pound, practice, prance, praxis, price, proceleusmatic, prosody, punch, put about, put over, put price, put through, pyrrhic, quantity, quotation, quoted price, rack, rag, ragtime, rake, rally, range, rap, rear, reciprocate, redound to, reel, resonate, revolve, rhyme, rhythm, rhythm-and-blues, rhythmic pattern, ride and tie, ring the changes, rock, rock-and-roll, rocker, rocking chair, rocking stone, roll, roller coaster, room, room to spare, rope, rotate, round, round-arm blow, roundabout, roundhouse, routine, run, sag, sashay, saunter, scend, scope, scrape along, screw, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, sea room, seesaw, seethe, serve, set, set toward, settling price, shake, shamble, sheer, shift, short-arm blow, show a tendency, shuffle, shuttle, shuttlecock, sidewinder, sidle, single-foot, skip, slam, sleep around, slink, slither, slog, slouch, slowness, slug, smack, smash, sock, space, spare room, spin, spondee, sprung rhythm, stab, stagger, stalk, stamp, stated value, step, stomp, straddle, straggle, stream, stress, stride, strike at, strike out at, stroke, stroll, strolling gait, struggle, strut, stumble, stump, succeed in, suffer hanging, suite, suite of dances, swag, swagger, swat, sway, swaying, sweep, swing at, swing on, swing round, swing the deal, swinging, swings, swipe, switch, swivel, symphonic, syncopate, syncopated, syncopated music, syncopation, syzygy, tattoo, teeter, teeter-totter, teeterboard, teetery-bender, tend, tenor, tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme, the general tendency, the main course, the new music, thesis, thrash about, thrust, thrust at, thump, thwack, time spirit, tittup, to-and-fro, toddle, tolerance, tone, toss, toss and tumble, toss and turn, totter, trail, traipse, tread, trend, tribrach, trick, trimeter, trip, tripody, triseme, trochee, trot, trudge, tumble, turn, turn a pirouette, turn about, turn around, turn round, turn tail, twist, under way, undulate, uppercut, vacillate, vary, veer, veer around, velocity, verge, vibrate, vibrating, vibration, vibrator, volte-face, volutation, waddle, wag, waggle, walk, wallop, wallow, wamble, wanton, warp, wave, waver, wavering, waving, wax and wane, way, weave, weep, welter, whack, wheel, wheel about, whip, whirl, whirligig, whop, whore, wibble-wabble, wide berth, wield, wiggle, wigwag, wind, wing, wobble, wobbling, womanize, work, work toward, working, workings, worry along, yaw, yerk, zigzag


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