What is the meaning of swan?


  • Stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult.


  • To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.
    • usage: "Before God I swear I am innocent"
  • Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment.
    • usage: "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
  • Sweep majestically.
    • usage: "Airplanes were swanning over the mountains"
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