the last act or manifestation of someone or something; farewell appearance:
This building turned out to be the swan song of Victorian architecture.
the last act, appearance, publication, or utterance of a person before retirement or death
the song that a dying swan is said to sing
A final accomplishment or performance, one’s last work. For example, I’m resigning tomorrow; this project was my swan song. This term alludes to the old belief that swans normally are mute but burst into beautiful song moments before they die. Although the idea is much older, the term was first recorded in English only in 1890.
noun, British. 1. the taking up of young swans to mark them with nicks on the beak for identification. 2. an annual expedition for this purpose on the Thames. noun (Brit) 1. the practice or action of marking nicks in swans’ beaks as a sign of ownership 2. the annual swan-upping of royal cygnets on […]
plural noun 1. the Swanz, the women’s international soccer team of New Zealand
verb (used with object), swapped, swapping. 1. to exchange, barter, or trade, as one thing for another: He swapped his wrist watch for the radio. verb (used without object), swapped, swapping. 2. to make an exchange. noun 3. an exchange: He got the radio in a swap. verb swaps, swapping, swapped, swops, swopping, swopped 1. […]
- Swap file
operating system A file used by a program or, more often, an operating system as swap space. A swap file is usually allocated as a long contiguous section of a hard disk to reduce access time. The disk space used for a swap file can not be used for other things. Under Microsoft Windows, swap […]