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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Swim  \Swim\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  swimming;  a  gliding  motion,  like  that  of  one 
  swimming.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  The  sound,  or  air  bladder,  of  a  fish. 
 
  3.  A  part  of  a  stream  much  frequented  by  fish.  [Eng.] 
 
  {Swim  bladder},  an  air  bladder  of  a  fish. 
 
  {To  be  in  the  swim},  to  be  in  a  favored  position;  to  be 
  associated  with  others  in  active  affairs.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Swim  \Swim\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Swam}or  {Swum};  p.  p.  {Swum};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Swimming}.]  [AS.  swimman  akin  to  D.  zwemmen  OHG. 
  swimman  G.  schwimmen  Icel.  svimma,  Dan.  sw["o]mme,  Sw 
  simma.  Cf  {Sound}  an  air  bladder,  a  strait.] 
  1.  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.  To  move  progressively  in  water  by  means  of  strokes  with 
  the  hands  and  feet,  or  the  fins  or  the  tail. 
 
  Leap  in  with  me  into  this  angry  flood,  And  swim  to 
  yonder  point.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  be  overflowed  or  drenched.  --Ps.  vi  6. 
 
  Sudden  the  ditches  swell,  the  meadows  swim. 
  --Thomson. 
 
  4.  Fig.:  To  be  as  if  borne  or  floating  in  a  fluid. 
 
  [They]  now  swim  in  joy.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  To  be  filled  with  swimming  animals.  [Obs.] 
 
  [Streams]  that  swim  full  of  small  fishes.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Swim  \Swim\,  v.  i.  [OE.  swime  dizziness,  vertigo,  AS  sw[=i]ma; 
  akin  to  D.  zwijm  Icel.  svimi  dizziness,  svina  to  subside, 
  sv[=i]a  to  abate,  G.  schwindel  dizziness,  schwinden  to 
  disappear,  to  dwindle,  OHG.  sw[=i]nan  to  dwindle.  Cf 
  {Squemish},  {Swindler}.] 
  To  be  dizzy;  to  have  an  unsteady  or  reeling  sensation;  as 
  the  head  swims. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Swim  \Swim\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  pass  or  move  over  or  on  by  swimming;  as  to  swim  a 
  stream. 
 
  Sometimes  he  thought  to  swim  the  stormy  main. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  cause  or  compel  to  swim;  to  make  to  float;  as  to  swim 
  a  horse  across  a  river. 
 
  3.  To  immerse  in  water  that  the  lighter  parts  may  float;  as 
  to  swim  wheat  in  order  to  select  seed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  swim 
  n  :  the  act  of  swimming  [syn:  {swimming}] 
  v  1:  travel  through  water;  "We  had  to  swim  for  20  minutes  to 
  reach  the  shore" 
  2:  be  afloat;  stay  on  a  liquid  surface;  not  sink  [syn:  {float}] 
  [ant:  {sink}] 
  3:  get  on  top  of  deal  with  successfully;  "He  overcame  his 
  shyness"  [syn:  {overcome},  {get  over},  {subdue},  {surmount}, 
  {master}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SWIM 
  Super  Woz'  Integrated  Machine 
 
 




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