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1. swan

noun. ['ˈswɑːn, ˈswɔn'] stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult.

Synonyms

  • whooper swan
  • Anatidae
  • swan's down
  • cygnet
  • Cygnus cygnus
  • aquatic bird
  • family Anatidae
  • Cygnus olor
  • coscoroba
  • trumpeter
  • mute swan
  • whooper
  • black swan
  • Cygnus atratus
  • trumpeter swan
  • Cygnus buccinator
  • pen
  • tundra swan
  • cob

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • uncoil
  • malfunction
  • stand still

Etymology

  • swan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Swan

  • encarnacion
  • plamondon
  • mondragon
  • salmeron
  • montavon
  • hargadon
  • gabaldon
  • davignon
  • couvillion
  • zamarron
  • yongbyon
  • withdrawn
  • von-braun
  • villalon
  • undergone
  • sossamon
  • quinton
  • overdrawn
  • ortegon
  • matalon
  • madelon
  • joffrion
  • dameron
  • couvillon
  • aguillon
  • verdon
  • varnon
  • vardon
  • silmon
  • sang-gon

Example sentences of the word swan


1. Noun, singular or mass
Forget the swan — this summer is all about the Pegasus float.

Quotes containing the word swan


1. What 'War and Peace' is to the novel and 'Hamlet' is to the theater, Swan Lake' is to ballet - that is, the name which to many people stands for and sums up an art form.
- Robert Gottlieb

2. And while we're on the subject of ducks, which we plainly are, the story, 'The Ugly Duckling' ought be banned as the central character wasn't a duckling or he wouldn't have grown up into a swan. He was a cygnet.
- Russell Brand, My Booky Wook

2. swan-neck

noun. any of several orchids of the genus Cycnoches having slender arching columns of flowers suggesting the neck of a swan.

Synonyms

  • genus Cycnoches
  • swan-flower
  • orchid
  • orchidaceous plant
  • swan orchid
  • Cycnoches
  • swanneck

3. swan-flower

noun. any of several orchids of the genus Cycnoches having slender arching columns of flowers suggesting the neck of a swan.

Synonyms

  • genus Cycnoches
  • orchid
  • orchidaceous plant
  • swan orchid
  • Cycnoches
  • swan-neck
  • swanneck

4. swan

verb. ['ˈswɑːn, ˈswɔn'] to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.

Synonyms

  • affirm
  • take
  • assert
  • avow
  • aver
  • tell
  • attest
  • assure
  • claim
  • swear
  • hold
  • declare
  • protest

Antonyms

  • stay
  • settled
  • descend
  • linger

Etymology

  • swan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. swan

verb. ['ˈswɑːn, ˈswɔn'] sweep majestically.

Synonyms

  • sweep

Antonyms

  • follow
  • fall

Etymology

  • swan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. swan

verb. ['ˈswɑːn, ˈswɔn'] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment.

Synonyms

  • tramp
  • roll
  • vagabond
  • maunder
  • locomote
  • range
  • move
  • drift
  • roam
  • ramble
  • go
  • stray
  • rove
  • jazz around
  • err
  • gallivant
  • wander
  • cast
  • travel

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • go
  • rise
  • precede

Etymology

  • swan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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