Definitions for swing

Definitions for (noun) swing

Main entry: swinging, swing, vacillation

Definition: changing location by moving back and forth

Main entry: swing

Definition: a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them

Main entry: baseball swing, swing, cut

Definition: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball

Usage: he took a vicious cut at the ball

Main entry: swing, golf shot, golf stroke

Definition: the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

Main entry: swing

Definition: a sweeping blow or stroke

Usage: he took a wild swing at my head

Main entry: swing

Definition: mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

Main entry: lilt, swing

Definition: a jaunty rhythm in music

Main entry: swing, swing music, jive

Definition: a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz

Main entry: swing

Definition: a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity

Usage: the party went with a swing; it took time to get into the swing of things

Definitions for (verb) swing

Main entry: swing

Definition: alternate dramatically between high and low values

Usage: his mood swings; the market is swinging up and down

Main entry: swing

Definition: hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement

Usage: The soccer player began to swing at the referee

Main entry: swing

Definition: engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends

Usage: There were many swinging couples in the 1960's

Main entry: sweep, swing, swing out

Definition: make a big sweeping gesture or movement

Main entry: swing

Definition: play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm

Main entry: sway, swing

Definition: move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

Usage: He swung back

Main entry: swing

Definition: change direction with a swinging motion; turn

Usage: swing back; swing forward

Main entry: swing

Definition: move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting

Usage: He swung his left fist; swing a bat

Main entry: swing, get around

Definition: be a social swinger; socialize a lot

Main entry: swing, swing over

Definition: influence decisively

Usage: This action swung many votes over to his side

Main entry: swing

Definition: live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style

Usage: The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely

Main entry: dangle, drop, swing

Definition: hang freely

Usage: the ornaments dangled from the tree; The light dropped from the ceiling

Main entry: swing

Definition: have a certain musical rhythm

Usage: The music has to swing

Visual thesaurus for swing