swing-n; 12 Senses

Sense Number 1: regular, effective activity

Commentary: SWING[+event_set][+activity][+effective][+regular]

It took the new employees a couple of weeks to get into the swing of things.
Mary is getting back into the swing of work after her maternity leave.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a seat suspended by freely moving ropes or chains

Commentary: SWING[+artifact][+seat][+suspended][+with_lines][+freely_moving]

The children played on the swings in the park.
Johnny fell off a swing in the playground and broke his arm.
They sat in the swing on the front porch and talked.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a sweeping blow or strike

Commentary: SWING[+event][+physical][+blow][+sweeping]

The boxer took a swing at his opponent's jaw.
The sailor was knocked unconscious by the swing of the boom during a sudden jibe.
With a swing of his foot, the punter sent the football flying up and through the goal posts.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: large quantitative change

Commentary: SWING[+event][+change][+quantitative][+large]

The stock market has had some wild swings over the past couple of weeks.
The downward swing of housing prices has kept some properties off the market.
The sudden swing of the needle into the red indicated the engine was overheating.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: 1930s big band style of jazz music

Commentary: SWING[+quality][+style][+musical][+jazz][+big_band]

John's parents enjoy listening to swing music.
The horn player prefers playing fusion jazz to swing.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: a jaunty rhythmic quality

Commentary: SWING[+quality][+rhythmic][+jaunty]

That tune has a nice swing to it.
She walked down the street with a graceful swing of her hips.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 7: a shot in golf

Commentary: SWING[+event][+shot][+golf]

Sally took lessons to improve her golf swing.
His swing sent the golf ball far down the fairway and into a sand trap.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 8: a batter's attempt to hit a baseball

Commentary: SWING[+event][+shot][+at_baseball][+with_bat]

The batter took a swing at the pitcher's knuckle ball, but missed it.
He checked his swing and the umpire called it low and outside.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 9: step in a square dance where partners hold hands and circle a point in space

Commentary: SWING[+event][+step][+square_dance][+with_dance_pair]

The steps to this square dance include do-si-dos, a promenade and several swings.
He gave his partner a swing and took the hand of the next dancer.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 10: a suspended back-and-forth motion

Commentary: SWING[+event][+motion][+back_and_forth][+suspended]

Sally gave the baby a swing on the toddler playground.
The monkey took a swing on the vine and landed in the next tree.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1a

Sense Number 11: notable change in attitude or outlook

Commentary: SWING[+state][+perceptual][+outlook][+change][+notable]

The patient suffers from extreme mood swings.
The voters in that state took a swing to the left in the last election.
Mary goes through swings of enthusiasm for different social causes.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 12: swift tour or journey

Commentary: SWING[+event][+journey][+tour][+swift]

The candidate made a swing through three battleground states.
Let's take a swing by Pete's house and see if he wants to go with us.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 5