What is swing?

  • (verb): Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner.
    Synonyms: sway
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on swing:

DeVante Swing
... better known by his stage name DeVante Swing, is an American record producer, singer, rapper and songwriter ... Swing rose to fame in the 1990s as the founding member of the trendsetting R B group Jodeci, one of the more popular R B acts of its time ... Swing served as the main songwriter, producer, and leader of Jodeci which also featured his younger brother Dalvin DeGrate ...
Giant Swing - History
... The Giant Swing was constructed in 1784 in front of the Devasathan shrine by King Rama I ... During the reign of Rama II the swing ceremony was discontinued as the swing had become structurally damaged by lightning ... The two used for the main structure of the swing are over 3.5m in circumference and over 30m in height ...
Swing - Other Uses
... Swing rifles, type of firearm Swinging, manipulation of poï in juggling Sex swing, a type of harness specifically for the purpose of sexual intercourse The Swing (painting), a ...
David Burrowes - Parliamentary Career
... contested the safe Labour seat of Edmonton at the 2001 General Election achieving a 1.0 swing away from sitting MP Andy Love who won by a majority of 9,77 ... with a majority of 1,747 votes and a swing of 8.7% ... Burrowes attributed the "biggest swing to the Tories" -his 2005 victory at Enfield- to the desire for "a local champion for people,".."someone who is going to be working hard locally, for the benefit ...
Orchestral Jazz
... band Big band Improvisation Jam session Scat singing Swing performance Jazz bass Jazz drumming Jazz guitar Jazz piano Jazz violin Vocal jazz Genres Acid jazz Asian American jazz ...

More definitions of "swing":

  • (verb): Engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends.
    Example: "There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"
  • (noun): In baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball.
    Synonyms: baseball swing, cut
  • (verb): Make a big sweeping gesture or movement.
    Synonyms: sweep, swing out
  • (verb): Change direction with a swinging motion; turn.
    Example: "Swing back"; "swing forward"
  • (verb): Play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm.
  • (verb): Be a social swinger; socialize a lot.
    Synonyms: get around
  • (verb): Live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style.
    Example: "The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely"
  • (verb): Alternate dramatically between high and low values.
    Example: "His mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
  • (noun): A square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them.
  • (noun): The act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it.
    Synonyms: golf stroke, golf shot
  • (noun): A style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz.
    Synonyms: swing music, jive
  • (noun): A sweeping blow or stroke.
    Example: "He took a wild swing at my head"
  • (noun): Mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth.
  • (verb): Influence decisively.
    Synonyms: swing over
  • (verb): Move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting.
    Example: "He swung his left fist"; "swing a bat"
  • (verb): Hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement.
    Example: "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
  • (noun): A jaunty rhythm in music.
    Synonyms: lilt
  • (noun): A state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity.
    Example: "The party went with a swing"; "it took time to get into the swing of things"
  • (verb): Have a certain musical rhythm.
    Example: "The music has to swing"

Famous quotes containing the word swing:

    Neither moral relations nor the moral law can swing in vacuo. Their only habitat can be a mind which feels them; and no world composed of merely physical facts can possibly be a world to which ethical propositions apply.
    William James (1842–1910)

    wherever we recognize the image of God let us reverence it; though it swing from the gallows.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Every profound new movement makes a great swing also backwards to some older, half-forgotten way of consciousness.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)