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 swan swan

noun

  • ( ) stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult  ( swan )
    stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb

  • ( ) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true  ( affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify )
    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
     Before God I swear I am innocent
    Before God I swear I am innocent
  • sweep majestically  ( swan )
    sweep majestically
     Airplanes were swanning over the mountains
    Airplanes were swanning over the mountains
  • move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment  ( cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander )
    move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
     The gypsies roamed the woods
    The gypsies roamed the woods
     roving vagabonds
    roving vagabonds
     the wandering Jew
    the wandering Jew
     The cattle roam across the prairie
    The cattle roam across the prairie
     the laborers drift from one town to the next
    the laborers drift from one town to the next
     They rolled from town to town
    They rolled from town to town


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