Associations to the word «Swan»

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SWAN, noun. Any of various species of large, long-necked waterfowl, of genus Cygnus, most of which have white plumage.
SWAN, noun. (figuratively) One whose grace etc. suggests a swan.
SWAN, verb. (British) (intransitive) To travel or move about in an aimless, idle, or pretentiously casual way.
SWAN, verb. (US) (dialectal or colloquial) To declare (chiefly in first-person present constructions).
SWAN, noun. (soccer) someone connected with Swansea City Football Club, as a fan, player, coach, etc.
SWAN, noun. (Australian rules football) someone connected with the Sydney Swans, as a fan, player, coach, etc.
SWAN, proper noun. A surname​.
SWAN BOAT, noun. A paddle boat.
SWAN BOAT, noun. A longboat similar to a dragon boat, traditional in Thailand.
SWAN BOATS, noun. Plural of swan boat
SWAN DIVE, noun. (diving) A forward dive performed with an arched back, the legs together, starting with arms outstretched when jumping, bringing them over the head when landing.
SWAN DIVE, noun. A similar movement out of the water.
SWAN DIVE, noun. (figuratively) a sharp drop, sharp decline
SWAN DIVES, noun. Plural of swan dive
SWAN GEESE, noun. Plural of swan goose
SWAN GOOSE, noun. A large migratory goose (Anser cygnoides) belonging to the Anserinae subfamily.
SWAN HOPPING, noun. Alternative form of swan upping
SWAN MUSSEL, noun. Anodonta cygnea, a large freshwater mussel in the family Unionidae.
SWAN MUSSELS, noun. Plural of swan mussel
SWAN NECK DEFORMITIES, noun. Plural of swan neck deformity
SWAN NECK DEFORMITY, noun. A deformed position of the finger, in which the joint closest to the fingertip is permanently bent toward the palm while the nearest joint to the palm is bent away from it.
SWAN SHOT, noun. A large size of shot used in fowling.
SWAN SONG, noun. (idiomatic) A final performance or accomplishment, especially one before retirement.
SWAN UPPER, noun. A person who engages in swan upping.
SWAN UPPING, noun. An annual swan census in Britain in which mute swans on the River Thames are rounded up, caught, marked, and released.

Dictionary definition

SWAN, noun. Stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult.
SWAN, verb. To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent".
SWAN, verb. 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".
SWAN, verb. Sweep majestically; "Airplanes were swanning over the mountains".

Wise words

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