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swimming

adjective
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of swimming

1
[present participle of swim]
: that swims
  • a swimming bird
2
[gerund of swim]
: adapted to or used in or for swimming

Recent Examples of swimming from the Web

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First Known Use of swimming

before 12th century


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swimming

noun

Definition of swimming

: the act, art, or sport of one that swims and dives

Examples of swimming in a Sentence

  1. I am going swimming later today.

Recent Examples of swimming from the Web

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First Known Use of swimming

14th century



SWIMMING Defined for English Language Learners

swimming

noun

Definition of swimming for English Language Learners

  • : the sport or activity of moving through water by moving your arms and legs



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