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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  I  tried  if  a  pendulum  would  swing  faster,  or 
  continue  swinging  longer,  in  case  of  exsuction  of 
  the  air.  --Boyle. 
 
  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.]  --D.  Webster. 
 
  {To  swing  round  the  circle},  to  make  a  complete  circuit. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  He  had  swung  round  the  circle  of  theories  and 
  systems  in  which  his  age  abounded,  without  finding 
  relief.  --A.  V.  G. 
  Allen. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  He  swings  his  tail,  and  swiftly  turns  his  round. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  They  get  on  ropes,  as  you  must  have  seen  the 
  children,  and  are  swung  by  their  men  visitants. 
  --Spectator. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  Swaying  motion  from  one  side  or  direction  to  the  other 
  as  some  men  walk  with  a  swing. 
 
  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. 
 
  4.  Influence  of  power  of  a  body  put  in  swaying  motion. 
 
  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. 
 
  5.  Capacity  of  a  turning  lathe,  as  determined  by  the  diameter 
  of  the  largest  object  that  can  be  turned  in  it 
 
  6.  Free  course;  unrestrained  liberty  or  license;  tendency. 
  ``Take  thy  swing.''  --Dryden. 
 
  To  prevent  anything  which  may  prove  an  obstacle  to 
  the  full  swing  of  his  genius.  --Burke. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  swing 
  n  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" 
  2:  supports  someone  swinging  back  and  forth 
  3:  a  sweeping  blow  or  stroke;  "he  took  a  wild  swing  at  my  head" 
  4:  changing  location  by  moving  back  and  forth  [syn:  {swinging}] 
  5:  a  jaunty  rhythm  in  music  [syn:  {lilt}] 
  6:  the  act  of  swinging  a  golf  club  at  a  golf  ball  and  (usually) 
  hitting  it  [syn:  {golf  stroke},  {golf  shot}] 
  7:  in  baseball;  a  batter's  attempt  to  hit  a  pitched  ball;  "he 
  took  a  vicious  cut  at  the  ball"  [syn:  {baseball  swing},  {cut}] 
  8:  a  style  of  jazz  played  by  big  bands  popular  in  the  1930s; 
  flowing  rhythms  but  less  complex  than  later  styles  of  jazz 
  [syn:  {swing  music},  {jive}] 
  9:  a  square  dance  figure;  a  pair  of  dancers  join  hands  and 
  dance  around  a  point  between  them 
  v  1:  move  in  a  curve;  "He  swung  his  left  fist" 
  2:  move  or  walk  in  a  swinging  or  swaying  manner;  "He  swung 
  back"  [syn:  {sway}] 
  3:  change  direction  with  a  swinging  motion;  turn;  "swing  back"; 
  "swing  forward" 
  4:  influence  decisively;  "This  action  swung  many  votes  over  to 
  his  side"  [syn:  {swing  over}] 
  5:  make  a  big  sweeping  gesture  or  movement  [syn:  {sweep},  {swing 
  out}] 
  6:  hang  freely;  "the  ornaments  dangled  from  the  tree";  "The 
  light  dropped  from  the  ceiling"  [syn:  {dangle},  {drop}] 
  7:  hit  or  aim  at  with  a  sweeping  arm  movement;  "The  soccer 
  player  began  to  swing  at  the  referee" 
  8:  change  drastically  "his  mood  swings";  "the  market  is 
  swinging  up  and  down" 
  9:  live  in  a  lively,  modern,  and  relaxed  style;  "The  Woodstock 
  generation  attempted  to  swing  freely" 
  10:  be  a  social  swinger;  socialize  a  lot  [syn:  {get  around}] 




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