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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man(noun)

    a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman

    "if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked"


  1. swain(Noun)

    A knight's servant; an attendant.

  2. swain(Noun)

    A country labourer; a countryman, a rustic.

  3. swain(Noun)

    A rural lover; a male sweetheart in a pastoral setting.

  4. Origin: From sveinn, from swaina-, swainaz, from se-. Cognate with Old English swan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swain(noun)

    a servant

  2. Swain(noun)

    a young man dwelling in the country; a rustic; esp., a cuntry gallant or lover; -- chiefly in poetry

  3. Origin: [OE. swain, swein, Icel. sveinn a boy, servant; akin to Sw. sven, Dan. svend, AS. swn, OHG. swein.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swain

    swān, n. a young man: a peasant: a country lover.—n. Swain′ing, love-making.—adj. Swain′ish, boorish.—n. Swain′ishness, boorishness. [Ice. sveinn, young man, servant, Dan. svend, servant.]

Anagrams for Swain »

  1. iwans

  2. wains

  3. saw in

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Swain in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Swain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Swain in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Goldsmith:

    The dancing pair that simply sought renown,By holding out to tire each other downThe swain mistrustless of his smutted face,While secret laughter titter'd round the placeThe bashful virgin's side-long looks of love,The matrons glance that would those looks reproveThese were thy charms, sweet village sports like these,With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to pleaseThese were thy bowers their cheerful influence shed,These were thy charms -- but all these charms are fled.

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