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Swim

Swim appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Swan swam over the sea.
    Swim, swan, swim!
    Swan swam back again.
    Well swum swan!

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun swim:

swimswimming
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The word swim is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun swim

What does swim mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: swims

  1. the act of swimming
    • example: they took a short swim in the pool
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of swim: swimming
    • more generic terms: aquatics / water sport = sports that involve bodies of water
    • more specific terms:

Specialised definition of the noun swim

Glossary of sports

a period of time spent swimming, usually for pleasure or exercise (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a period spent swimming (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb swim

What does swim mean as a doing word?

Swim is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
swamswumswimmingswims

  1. travel through water
  2. be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
    • example: These cars won't swim
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of swim: float
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
    • more specific word: buoy = float on the surface of water
  3. be dizzy or giddy
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Patient - body part] [Verb]My eyes are itching | My heart is pounding
      [Patient - body part] [Verb] from / at [Cause]My heart is pounding from fear

      Verbs Involving the Body (with the same syntax): ache, burn, hum, pound, prickle, pucker, reel, smart, spin, split, sting, throb, tickle, tingle.

    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  4. be covered with or submerged in a liquid
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of swim: drown
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  5. move as if gliding through water
    • example: this snake swims through the soil where it lives
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location

Alternative definition of the verb swim

verb

  1. [intransitive, archaic] To float.
  2. [intransitive] To move through the water, without touching the bottom; to propel oneself in water by natural means.
  3. [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.

Specialised definition of the verb swim

Glossary of sports

to move or propel yourself unsupported through water (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

to move through water using your arms and legs to make you go forward (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Business

Swim a.k.a. swim ~ is a record label founded in 1993, and jointly run, by Wire guitarist and singer Colin Newman, and Minimal Compact bass player and singer Malka Spigel. The label has published various solo projects and collaborations by Spigel and Newman, most notably Githead, a group formed on the occasion of the label's tenth anniversary, as well as music by a number of indie bands such as Ronnie and Clyde, Lobe and Silo.

Music

  1. "Swim" is an album by Caribou, released in April 2010. It was his first album featuring new material since the 2008 Polaris Music Prize-winning Andorra. It featured great changes in comparison to its predecessor, deviating from the psychedelic pop sound and taking more influences from various kinds of electronic dance music, especially deep house and minimal techno.
  2. "Swim" was the second EP by the British alternative rock band Feeder. It was Feeder's second commercial release, but failed to have much success.
  3. "Swim" is a song by the Alternative rock band Fishbone from their album Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe. The song is in a heavy metal style and was written by guitarist John Bigham.
  4. "Swim" is the major-label debut album by the Ohio-based rock band July for Kings. It is the band's first album as July for Kings, after being previously called Swim, which is the name of the album. The album's most popular song is "Normal Life.
  5. "Swim" is a musical EP of Madder Rose.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  6. "Swim" is a musical album of Whispertown.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  7. "SWIM" is a musical EP of Early Dolphin.
  8. "Swim" is a musical EP of Fell City Girl.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  9. "Swim" is a composition.
  10. "Swim" is a composition.
  11. "Swim" is a musical album of Omri Levy.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  12. "Swim" is a musical single of Oh No Ono.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  13. "Swim" is a musical album of Emma Burgess.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  14. "Swim" is a musical album of Rippopotamus.
    • released in (19 years ago)

Films

  1. "Swim" is a 2012 short drama film written and directed by Julia Patey.
  2. "Swim" is a 2011 short documentary film written and directed by Jordan Tannahill.
  3. "Swim" is a film, directed by Isabelle Pearl Love-dack.
    • genre: Drama
    • released in

Phrases with Swim

Phrases starting with the word Swim:

  1. Swim cap
  2. swim meet
  3. swim bladder
  4. Swim Upstream
  5. Swim the Tiber
  6. Swim the Thames
  7. Swim with Sharks

Phrases ending with the word Swim:

  1. In the Swim
  2. Sink or Swim

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Swim

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Google previewThe Grammar Handbook for Word-Wise Kids (1996)

Basic English Grammar, Punctuation and Usage by Gordon Winch, Gregory Blaxell

Swim is the finite verb and fish is the subject. Clauses may have more words as well. Fish swim in the sea. This is also...

Google previewDeleuze and the Body (2011)

by Laura Guillaume, Joe Hughes

Rather, learning to swim is a process that requires the engagement of one's own body with a body of water. From the outset, we can say that there are at least two bodies involved. But in what sense do these bodies interact with each other in ...

Google previewThe Rail and the Rod; Or, Tourist Angler's Guide to Waters and Quarters Around London ... (1867)

by John Greville Fennell

The next swim is the Fence ; and all up now is a fine gravelly bed in 6ft. to 14ft. of water, and then October Hole arrests our attention. The latter is celebrated amongst our tip-top roach anglers for its heavy fish. A well- known swim is opposite, ...

Google previewAeronautical Air-Ground Data Link Communications (2014)

by Mohamed Slim Ben Mahmoud, Christophe Guerber, Nicolas Larrieu, Alain Pirovano, Jos? Radzik

Deploying SWIM is a challenging step in the evolution of ATM. Although many features are already available (and a number of existing applications could already be labeled as early SWIM adopters), full SWIM deployment will take time.

Google previewPublic Health (1921)

Ability to swim is an asset for any boy.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the British Short Story (2015)

by Andrew Maunder

Work Author: Graham Swift Learning to Swim and Other Stories is a collection of 11 pieces of varying length, published in Britain in 1982 and in North America in 1985. To date,itis the only short fiction collection Graham Swift, amajor ...

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Usage statistics about swim

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun swim:

swimswimming

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb swim:

drownfloatswim

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Quotes about Swim

i swim through this world
through two eyes,
two hands, . legs

i swim through this world
my hands, legs
and physique
the only setbacks

i swim through this world
covered with body, air, water,
everything that you can see
and - cannot see (John Tiong Chunghoo)
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Scrabble value of S1W4I1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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