1. [ verb ] move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting

"He swung his left fist" "swing a bat"

Related terms: move wind_up golf_stroke
2. [ verb ] move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
Synonyms: sway

"He swung back"

Related terms: move_back_and_forth oscillate waver brachiate lash rock
3. [ verb ] change direction with a swinging motion; turn

"swing back" "swing forward"

Related terms: travel
4. [ verb ] influence decisively
Synonyms: swing_over

"This action swung many votes over to his side"

Related terms: influence
5. [ verb ] make a big sweeping gesture or movement
Synonyms: swing_out sweep
Related terms: wield sweep
6. [ verb ] alternate dramatically between high and low values

"his mood swings" "the market is swinging up and down"

Related terms: change fluctuate
7. [ verb ] hang freely
Synonyms: dangle drop

"the ornaments dangled from the tree" "The light dropped from the ceiling"

Related terms: hang droop
8. [ verb ] hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement

"The soccer player began to swing at the referee"

Related terms: aim
9. [ noun ] changing location by moving back and forth
Synonyms: vacillation swinging
Related terms: motion fluctuate
10. [ noun ] a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity

"the party went with a swing" "it took time to get into the swing of things"

Related terms: action
11. [ verb ] live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style

"The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"

Related terms: live
12. [ noun ] (boxing) a sweeping blow or stroke

"he took a wild swing at my head"

Related terms: blow
13. [ noun ] mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
Related terms: plaything mechanical_device trapeze playground
14. [ verb ] be a social swinger; socialize a lot
Synonyms: get_around
Related terms: socialize socialize
15. [ noun ] (music) a jaunty rhythm in music
Synonyms: lilt
Related terms: rhythmicity
16. [ verb ] (sexuality) engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends

"There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"

Related terms: fornicate swinger
17. [ verb ] have a certain musical rhythm

"The music has to swing"

Related terms: be
18. [ noun ] (sport,golf) the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
Synonyms: golf_shot golf_stroke
Related terms: stroke slice drive explosion shank hook approach sclaff putt teeoff downswing
19. [ noun ] (baseball,sport) in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
Synonyms: cut baseball_swing

"he took a vicious cut at the ball"

Related terms: stroke
20. [ verb ] (music,performing arts) play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
Related terms: play music
21. [ noun ] (music,fine art) a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
Synonyms: jive swing_music
Related terms: jazz jive
22. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11293
23. [ noun ] (dance) a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
Related terms: country-dance square_dance
Similar spelling:   swingy