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1. Any of various large waterbirds of the genera Cygnus and Coscoroba of the family Anatidae, having webbed feet, a long slender neck, and usually white plumage.
2. Swan See Cygnus.
intr.v. swanned, swan·ning, swans Chiefly British
To travel around from place to place: "Swanning around Europe nowadays, are we?" (Jeffrey Archer).
intr.v. Chiefly Southern US
To declare; swear. Used in the phrase I swan as an interjection. See Note at vum.
[Probably alteration of dialectal (I) s' warrant, (I) shall warrant.]
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1. (Animals) any large aquatic bird of the genera Cygnus and Coscoroba, having a long neck and usually a white plumage: family Anatidae, order Anseriformes
2. (Poetry) rare literary
a. a poet
b. (capital when part of a title or epithet): the Swan of Avon (Shakespeare).
vb, swans, swanning or swanned
(intr; usually foll by around or about) informal to wander idly
[Old English; related to Old Norse svanr, Middle Low German swōn]
(Placename) a river in SW Western Australia, rising as the Avon northeast of Narrogin and flowing northwest and west to the Indian Ocean below Perth. Length: about 240 km (150 miles)
(Biography) Sir Joseph Wilson. 1828–1914, English physicist and chemist, who developed the incandescent electric light (1880) independently of Edison
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1. any of several large, stately aquatic birds of the goose family, having a long, slender neck and usu. pure-white plumage in the adult.
2. a person of unusual beauty, talent, or excellence.
3. (cap.) the constellation Cygnus.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Saxon suan, Old High German swon, Old Norse svanr]
Midland and Southern U.S. Older Use. to swear or declare (used in the phrase I swan).
[1775–85, Amer.; probably continuing dial. (N England) I s'wan, shortening of I shall warrant]
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Past participle: swanned
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|Noun||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
Anatidae, family Anatidae - swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks
coscoroba - large white South American bird intermediate in some respects between ducks and swans
cob - adult male swan
pen - female swan
cygnet - a young swan
Cygnus buccinator, trumpeter swan, trumpeter - large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry
swan's down - down of the swan
|Verb||1.||swan - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"|
hold - assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
attest - authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity; "I attest this signature"
declare - state firmly; "He declared that he was innocent"
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
protest - affirm or avow formally or solemnly; "The suspect protested his innocence"
|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"|
go, locomote, move, travel - 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"
maunder - wander aimlessly
drift, err, stray - wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course"
wander - go via an indirect route or at no set pace; "After dinner, we wandered into town"
|3.||swan - sweep majestically; "Airplanes were swanning over the mountains"|
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إِوَزٌّ عِرَاقِيّتَم، أوَز عِراقي
con thiên ngathiên nga
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
swan[ˈswɒn] n (= bird) → cygne m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Schwan m
vi (Brit inf) to swan off → abziehen (inf); to swan around New York → in New York herumziehen (inf); to swan around (the house) → zu Hause herumschweben (inf)
n (fig) → Schwanengesang m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
1. n → cigno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a large, usually white, water-bird of the duck family, with a long graceful neck. swaan تَم، أوَز عِراقي лебеда cisne labuť der Schwan svane κύκνοςcisne luik قو joutsen cygneברבור हंस, राजहंस, महाकवि labud hattyú angsa svanur cigno 白鳥 백조 gulbė gulbis swan zwaansvanełabędź قو، قازه cisne lebădă лебедь labuť labod labud svan หงส์ kuğu 天鵝 лебідь راج ہنس con thiên nga 天鹅swan song
the last work or performance of eg a poet, musician etc before his death or retirement. swanesang آخر قِطْعَة يُنْتِجُها الفَنّان قَبْلَ مَوْتِه лебедова песен canto do cisne labutí píseň der Schwanengesang svanesang κύκνειο άσμα canto de cisne (kellegi) luigelaul آخرين كار قبل از مرگ joutsenlaulu chant du cygne שִׁירַת הַבָּרבּוּר अन्तिम कृति labuđi pjev hattyúdal karya terakhir svanasöngur; síðasta verk listamanns canto del cigno 最後の作品 최후의 작품 gulbės giesmė gulbja dziesma karya yang terakhir zwanenzang svanesang łabędzi śpiew له مرګ نه مخکی وروستی کار canto do cisne cântec de lebădă лебединая песнь labutia pieseň labodji spev labudova pesma svanesång งานชิ้นสุดท้ายก่อนตาย son eser 最後的詩篇,，絕筆，最後的功業 лебедина пісня کسی شاعر کی آخری تخلیق tác phẩm cuối cùng （诗人，音乐家等的）最后作品
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swan→ إِوَزٌّ عِرَاقِيّ labuť svane Schwan κύκνος cisne joutsen cygne labud cigno 白鳥 백조 zwaan svane łabędź cisne лебедь svan หงส์ kuğu con thiên nga 天鹅
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