Meaning of SWING in English


noun to be hanged.

2. swing ·noun influence of power of a body put in swaying motion.

3. swing ·noun free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency.

4. swing ·vi to use a swing; as, a boy swings for exercise or pleasure. ·see swing, ·noun, 3.

5. swing ·vi to sway or move from one side or direction to another; as, the door swung open.

6. swing ·noun swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men walk with a swing.

7. swing ·noun to turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor; as, a ship swings with the tide.

8. swing ·vt to cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward and forward, or from one side to the other.

9. swing ·noun capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter of the largest object that can be turned in it.

10. swing ·vt 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.

11. swing ·noun the act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum.

12. swing ·vi to move to and fro, as a body suspended in the air; to wave; to vibrate; to oscillate.

13. swing ·vt 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.

14. swing ·noun 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.

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