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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman;
- Example: "if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked"
[syn: boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swain \Swain\, n. [OE. swain, swein, Icel. sveinn a boy, servant; akin to Sw. sven, Dan. svend, AS. sw[=a]n, OHG. swein.] 1. A servant. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Him behoves serve himself that has no swain. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A young man dwelling in the country; a rustic; esp., a cuntry gallant or lover; -- chiefly in poetry. [1913 Webster] It were a happy life To be no better than a homely swain. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Blest swains! whose nymphs in every grace excel. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

swain n 1: 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" [syn: boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "swain": Casanova, Don Juan, Lothario, Romeo, amoroso, beau, bodyguard, boyfriend, caballero, cavalier, cavaliere servente, chaperon, companion, conductor, convoy, duenna, escort, esquire, fellow, fellow traveler, flame, gallant, gentleman friend, gigolo, guard, inamorato, lady-killer, love-maker, man, necker, old man, petter, philanderer, safe-conduct, seducer, sheik, shepherd, spark, sparker, squire, sugar daddy, usher, wooer, young man
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Swain -- U.S. County in North Carolina Population (2000): 12968 Housing Units (2000): 7105 Land area (2000): 528.100785 sq. miles (1367.774696 sq. km) Water area (2000): 12.543112 sq. miles (32.486509 sq. km) Total area (2000): 540.643897 sq. miles (1400.261205 sq. km) Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37 Location: 35.421822 N, 83.446528 W Headwords: Swain Swain, NC Swain County Swain County, NC