swinging

Definitions

  • SWINGING ROUND A CURVE
    SWINGING ROUND A CURVE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj swinging characterized by a buoyant rhythm "an easy lilting stride","the flute broke into a light lilting air","a swinging pace","a graceful swingy walk","a tripping singing measure"
    • n swinging changing location by moving back and forth
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"I want to swing out and be romantic and sail round with you in a gondola." "I want to swing out and be romantic and sail round with you in a gondola."
DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING
DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING. FROM BEHIND DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING. FROM BEHIND
DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH OF THE SWING DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH OF THE SWING
DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE
DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING WHEN PLAYING FOR A PULL DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING WHEN PLAYING FOR A PULL
FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING
THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: People of Ancient China believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache
    • n swinging The act of moving back and forth; especially, the sport or pastime of moving in a swing.
    • swinging Having or marked by a free sweeping movement like or suggesting that of a pendulum: as, a swinging step. See cuts under sign and phonograph.
    • swinging See swingeing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: New York City's nickname the "Big Apple" is named after an early swing-dance that originated in a South Carolina club (which used to be a church) called "The Big Apple."
    • Swinging the act of moving back and forth, esp. the pastime of moving in a swing
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Quotations

  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.”
  • Ren Mulford Jr.
    Ren Mulford Jr.
    “It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by -- Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.”
  • Bill Vaughan
    Bill Vaughan
    “A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.”
  • Duke Snider
    Duke Snider
    “Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.”
  • Davis III Love
    Davis III Love
    “I used to get out there and have a thousand swing thoughts. Now I try not to have any.”
  • Jesse Jackson
    Jesse%20Jackson
    “When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.”

Idioms

Full swing - If a something is in full swing, it is going or doing well.
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Go down swinging - If you want to go down swinging, you know you will probably fail, but you refuse to give up.
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In full swing - If things are in full swing, they have been going for a sufficient period of time to be going well and very actively.
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In the swing - If things are in the swing, they are progressing well.
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Not enough room to swing a cat - If a room is very small, you can say that there isn't enough room to swing a cat in it.
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Swing the lead - If you swing the lead, you pretend to be ill or do not do your share of the work.
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Swinging door - This idiom refers to something or someone that can go in two conflicting or opposite directions.
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Swings and roundabouts - If something's swings and roundabouts, it has about as many disadvantages as it has advantages.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swingan; Ger. schwingen, to swing; allied to wag, sway.

Usage

In literature:

The mast was down, mast and sodden sails swinging at the end of a stay as each sea swept over the rock with a hissing roar.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
But an instant later, stirrups swinging, reins flapping, up dashed my own horse, Tiger.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
The little man joined Sanderson, not speaking as he climbed the fence at a point near by and sat on the top rail, idly swinging his legs.
"Square Deal Sanderson" by Charles Alden Seltzer
There was a wider swing in her walk.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
They also saw the men swinging on the trapeze, high up in the big tent.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus" by Laura Lee Hope
The bartender called "Good-night" as Dingwell went out of the swinging doors.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
But to these we paid no heed or hap, being in the thick of swinging, and devoid of judgment.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
He was getting the "swing" of the shoes, and his breath came more easily.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
Tonight the pendulum is swinging the other way.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
Then Bunny climbed up, got hold of the swinging bar and swung his legs over.
"Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show" by Laura Lee Hope
She grasped the branch above her and swung in the air; but she could not swing forever thus.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
He's got to swing the whole Half Moon an' the Lone Dog an' the Five Hills an' the Sunk Hole outfit.
"Under Handicap" by Jackson Gregory
I am the leader where the battle swings, I bring the memory of all high things.
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
And so that may swing the battle in our favor if it comes to open warfare.
"Star Born" by Andre Norton
Swearing fiercely, my pursuers stormed over the barge, swinging their swords along the edges to be sure I was not there.
"My Lady of Doubt" by Randall Parrish
When the speed is too fast the weight swings out and sets the brake.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
One day, she asked her to leave her infant son to the care of the orphan boy, and come out and swing with her.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
How can you start yourself swinging, in a swing, without touching the ground?
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
Then he managed to swing his body till it leaned on the step, and, later, to lift himself clean on to it.
"Indian and Scout" by F. S. Brereton
She then undressed, and fastened a piece of leather around her body, and commenced swinging, going over the precipice at every swing.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
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In poetry:

But a deeper curse wad come doon on the heid
O' him wha took the bell—
It wad swing an' ring in his ears until
It brocht his funeral knell.
"The Weary Weird" by Alexander Anderson
So the little vessel faded down
With her creaking boom a-swing,
Till a wind from the deep came up with a creep,
And caught her wing and wing.
"The Nancy's Pride" by Bliss William Carman
"Nay, endure we," saith the rider,
"Till her plighted word be paid;
Then, though Satan stand beside her,
God shall help me swing this blade."
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
But nothing passes the door all day,
Though my watching eyes grow worn and dim,
Save a lean, grey wolf that swings away
To the far horizon rim.
"Prarie" by Virna Sheard
Old is the elf, and wise, men say,
His hair grows green as ours grows grey;
He mocks the stars with myriad hands.
High as that swinging forest stands.
"Cyclopean" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The sun swings farther toward his love, the south,
To kiss her glowing mouth;
And Death, who steals among thy purpling bowers,
Is deeply hid in flowers.
"October" by John Charles McNeill

In news:

Florida's the biggest swing state prize.
Then the music starts, prompting both bodies to sway and swing.
Say see-ya to mood swings.
Hancock team, neighborhood kids swing away.
Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival in Full Swing in Boston.
Bevy of new coaches get into swing of things.
And with only a few weeks before the holiday season is in full swing, who can blame them.
Hey, Guys, Wanna See A Babe Swing a Bungee .
Obama, Romney campaign in swing states.
Tiger Woods' swing coach Sean Foley spoke out to support his client Thursday and was critical of comments made about the world's former No.
Yanmar ViO35-6 zero tail swing excavator uses 20 percent less fuel than its predecessor and has the same digging and lifting power.
The two sides in Thurston County's public-power debate came out swinging Thursday night at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.
The Colorado State Fair is now in full swing in Pueblo.
The Wisconsin State Fair has been in full swing for a day.
Fall for Greenville is in full swing and businesses are ready to take advantage of the festival.
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In science:

Without loss of generality we can take (ti )∞ i=1 to be a level swing sequence.
Generalized Hyperspaces and Non-Metrizable Fractals
Since y ∈ L(x, r), there is a swing sequence (ri )∞ i=1 for r such that, for all i, y ∈ β (x, ri ) = Rβ ({x}, ri ) ⊆ RΣ ({x}, ri ) Now for any i, since y ∈ β (x, ri+1 ), necessarily x ∈ β (y , ri ), so that the above equality establishes that x ∈ RΣ ({y}, ri ).
Generalized Hyperspaces and Non-Metrizable Fractals
Then i=1 for s such that {y} ∈ βH ({x}, si ) for there is a swing sequence (si )∞ all i.
Generalized Hyperspaces and Non-Metrizable Fractals
Proposition 1.24 Let (X, R, β ) be ordered, swing-complete, level-countable, and level-triangular.
Generalized Hyperspaces and Non-Metrizable Fractals
Let B ∈ LH (A, r), and let (ri )∞ i=1 be a swing sequence for r such that B ∈ βH (A, ri ) for all i.
Generalized Hyperspaces and Non-Metrizable Fractals
Since our space is swing-complete, without loss of generality we can take (ri )∞ i=1 to be a level swing sequence.
Generalized Hyperspaces and Non-Metrizable Fractals
Let s =L r , and let t be a level swing value of s.
Generalized Hyperspaces and Non-Metrizable Fractals
N (r) is a swing value for r for any r 3. f (β (x, r)) ⊆ β (f (x), s(r)) for any x, r Given a proximity set α, we say that f is α-preserving if it also satisfies 4.
Generalized Hyperspaces and Non-Metrizable Fractals
Let r ∈ R be given, and let s ∈ R be the swing value of r .
Beta Spaces: New Generalizations of Typically-Metric Properties
But since s is a swing value for r and an ∈ β (b, s), then β (b, s) ⊂ β (an , r).
Beta Spaces: New Generalizations of Typically-Metric Properties
Therefore, b ∈ β (an , r). ⇐: Let r ∈ R be given and let s be a swing value for r .
Beta Spaces: New Generalizations of Typically-Metric Properties
Since s is a swing value for r and b ∈ β (an , s), we have that β (an , s) ⊆ β (b, r), and thus that an ∈ β (b, r).
Beta Spaces: New Generalizations of Typically-Metric Properties
Let r ∈ R, and let s be a swing value for r .
Beta Spaces: New Generalizations of Typically-Metric Properties
Since s is a swing value for r , we have β (ani , s) ⊆ β (an , r).
Beta Spaces: New Generalizations of Typically-Metric Properties
Since X is a totally bounded β -space, there exists a swing value s for r and a finite cover consisting of balls of radius s.
Beta Spaces: New Generalizations of Typically-Metric Properties
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