|1.||[ verb ] to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true|
|Synonyms:||swear assert affirm aver verify avow|
"Before God I swear I am innocent"
|Related terms:||declare declare hold declare assure claim attest protest avowal affirmation swearer affirmer|
|2.||[ noun ] (zoology) stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult|
|Related terms:||aquatic_bird cob whooper pen coscoroba mute_swan cygnet tundra_swan trumpeter black_swan Anatidae swan's_down|
|3.||[ verb ] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment|
|Synonyms:||wander roam drift stray rove range vagabond roll ramble tramp cast|
"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"
|Related terms:||travel maunder gallivant stray wander straggler wanderer alley_cat wandering rambler vagabond drifting hiker|
|4.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1471|
|5.||[ verb ] sweep majestically|
"Airplanes were swanning over the mountains"