HyperDic: swan

English > 4 senses of the word swan:
NOUNanimalswanstately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
VERBcommunicationswan, affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swearto declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
motionswan, roll, wander, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabondmove about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
motionswansweep majestically
swan > pronunciation
Soundsswaa'n; swao'n
RhymesAbidjan ... Yukon: 149 rhymes with aan...
Amon ... yawn: 34 rhymes with aon...
English > swan: 4 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaningstately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult.
Member ofAnatidae, family Anatidaeswimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip
Partsswan's downdown of the swan
Narrowerblack swan, Cygnus atratuslarge Australian swan having black plumage and a red bill
cobadult male swan
coscorobalarge white South American bird intermediate in some respects between ducks and swans
cygnetA young swan
mute swan, Cygnus olorsoundless Eurasian swan
penfemale swan
trumpeter, trumpeter swan, Cygnus buccinatorlarge pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry
tundra swan, Cygnus columbianusswan that nests in tundra regions of the New and Old Worlds
whooper, whooper swan, Cygnus cygnusCommon Old World swan noted for its whooping call
Broaderaquatic birdwading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
Spanishcisne
Catalancigne
English > swan: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningTo declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey swan that there was a traffic accident
Synonymsaffirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swear
Narrowerassure, tellinform positively and with certainty and confidence
attestauthenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity
claim, takelay claim to
declarestate firmly
holdassert or affirm
protestaffirm or avow formally or solemnly
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishafirmar, asegurar, aseverar, atestar, certificar, corroborar, garantizar, jurar, testimoniar, verificar
Catalanafirmar, asseverar, corroborar, jurar, verificar
English > swan: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment.
PatternSomebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsroll, wander, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond
Narrowergallivant, gad, jazz aroundwander aimlessly in search of pleasure
maunderwander aimlessly
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar tostray, err, driftwander from a direct course or at random
wanderGo via an indirect route or at no set pace
Spanishcaminar, deambular, errar, girar, rondar, vagabundear, vagar
Catalancaminar, deambular, girar, rondar, vagabundejar, vagarejar, vagar
English > swan: 4 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningsweep majestically.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Airplanes were swanning over the mountains"
Broadersweep, sailMove with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
Spanishpavonearse

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