Pronunciation: swǒn
n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of large aquatic birds belonging to Cygnus, Olor, and allied genera of the subfamily Cygninæ. They have a large and strong beak and a long neck, and are noted for their graceful movements when swimming. Most of the northern species are white. In literature the swan was fabled to sing a melodious song, especially at the time of its death.
2.Fig.: An appellation for a sweet singer, or a poet noted for grace and melody; as Shakespeare is called the swan of Avon.
3.(Astron.) The constellation Cygnus.
Swan goose
(Zool.) a bird of India (Cygnopsis cygnoides) resembling both the swan and the goose.
Swan shot
a large size of shot used in fowling.
Noun1.swan - stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
Verb1.swan - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
2.swan - 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"
3.swan - sweep majestically; "Airplanes were swanning over the mountains"
Sun Wide Area Network (Sun, WAN) To see a swan in a lake or pond, is a good omen, signalling a future of prestige and wealth. Swans are symbolic of grace, beauty, and dignity.alabaster, avifauna, baby bird, bird, bird of Jove, bird of Juno, bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage, bird of prey, birdie, birdlife, birdy, cage bird, chalk, chick, cygnet, diving bird, dove, driven snow, eagle, eaglet, fish-eating bird, fledgling, fleece, flightless bird, flour, foam, fowl, fruit-eating bird, fulmar, game bird, insect-eating bird, ivory, lily, maggot, migrant, migratory bird, milk, nestling, oscine bird, owl, paper, passerine bird, peacock, peafowl, peahen, pearl, perching bird, pigeon, ratite, sea bird, seed-eating bird, sheet, shore bird, silver, snow, songbird, squab, storm petrel, stormy petrel, wading bird, warbler, water bird, waterfowl, wildfowl
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