1. [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.
1. A servant. [Obs.]
Him behoves serve himself that has no swain.
2. A young man dwelling in the country; a rustic; esp., a
cuntry gallant or lover; -- chiefly in poetry.
It were a happy life
To be no better than a homely swain. --Shak.
Blest swains! whose nymphs in every grace excel.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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
Swain County, NC