1) v. i. - To be supported by water or other fluid; not to sink; to float; as, any substance will swim, whose specific gravity is less than that of the fluid in which it is immersed.
2) v. i. - To move progressively in water by means of strokes with the hands and feet, or the fins or the tail.
3) v. i. - To be overflowed or drenched.
4) v. i. - Fig.: To be as if borne or floating in a fluid.
5) v. i. - To be filled with swimming animals.
6) v. t. - To pass or move over or on by swimming; as, to swim a stream.
7) v. t. - To cause or compel to swim; to make to float; as, to swim a horse across a river.
8) v. t. - To immerse in water that the lighter parts may float; as, to swim wheat in order to select seed.
9) n. - The act of swimming; a gliding motion, like that of one swimming.
10) n. - The sound, or air bladder, of a fish.
11) n. - A part of a stream much frequented by fish.
12) v. i. - To be dizzy; to have an unsteady or reeling sensation; as, the head swims.