Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun swan

1 sense of swan

Sense 1
swan -- (stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult)
       => aquatic bird -- (wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb swan

3 senses of swan

Sense 1
affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear -- (to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent")
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

Sense 2
roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond -- (move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "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")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 3
swan -- (sweep majestically; "Airplanes were swanning over the mountains")
       => sweep, sail -- (move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions; "The diva swept into the room"; "Shreds of paper sailed through the air"; "The searchlights swept across the sky")

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