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'swing' - used as a noun
1. 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
2. mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
3. a sweeping blow or stroke
he took a wild swing at my head
4. changing location by moving back and forth
5. a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
6. a jaunty rhythm in music
7. the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
8. in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
9. a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them

'swing' - used as a verb
10. move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
He swung his left fist
swing a bat
11. move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
He swung back
12. change direction with a swinging motion; turn
swing back
swing forward
13. influence decisively
This action swung many votes over to his side
14. make a big sweeping gesture or movement
15. hang freely
16. hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
The soccer player began to swing at the referee
17. alternate dramatically between high and low values
his mood swings
the market is swinging up and down
18. live in a lively, modern, and relaxed style
The Woodstock generation attempted to swing freely
19. have a certain musical rhythm
The music has to swing
20. be a social swinger; socialize a lot
21. play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
22. engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
There were many swinging couples in the 1960's

derived forms
1. Swing / Plural
2. Swing / Past
3. Swing / Third Person
4. Swing / Present Participle
5. Swing / Past
Variations of 'swing'
Who Said that ?
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
People of Ancient China believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache.