Definitions of swing

The word swing uses 5 letters:ginsw.

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v. i. - To move to and fro, as a body suspended in the air; to wave; to vibrate; to oscillate. 2

v. i. - To sway or move from one side or direction to another; as, the door swung open. 2

v. i. - To use a swing; as, a boy swings for exercise or pleasure. See Swing, n., 3. 2

n. - To turn round by action of wind or tide when at anchor; as, a ship swings with the tide. 2

n. - To be hanged. 2

v. t. - To cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward and forward, or from one side to the other. 2

v. t. - 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. 2

v. t. - 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. 2

n. - The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum. 2

n. - Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men walk with a swing. 2

n. - 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. 2

n. - Influence of power of a body put in swaying motion. 2

n. - Capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter of the largest object that can be turned in it. 2

n. - Free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency. 2

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