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"

Related terms: sweep
Similar spelling:   Swann