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English noun: swimmer

1. swimmer (person) a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets

SamplesHe was an Olympic swimmer.

Broader (hypernym)athlete, jock

Narrower (hyponym)backstroker, breaststroker, diver, plunger, skinny-dipper

Instance hyponymEderle, Gertrude Caroline Ederle, Gertrude Ederle

2. swimmer (person) a person who travels through the water by swimming

SamplesHe is not a good swimmer.

Synonymsbather, natator

Broader (hypernym)traveler, traveller

Narrower (hyponym)aquanaut, floater, skin-diver, surfboarder, surfer

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