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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun swag has 3 senses

Verb swag has 3 senses


swagv. i. [Cf. Icel. sveggja, sveigja to bend, to sway, Norw. svaga to sway. See Sway.].
  •  To hang or move, as something loose and heavy; to sway; to swing.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sink down by its weight; to sag.  Sir H. Wotton.  [1913 Webster]
    "I swag as a fat person's belly swaggeth as he goeth."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To tramp carrying a swag.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  A swaying, irregular motion.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A burglar's or thief's booty; boodle.  Charles Reade.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A tramping bushman's luggage, rolled up either in canvas or in a blanket so as to form a long bundle, and carried on the back or over the shoulder; -- called also a bluey, or a drum.
    "He tramped for years till the swag he bore seemed part of himself."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


swag, n. & v.
1 sl. a the booty carried off by burglars etc. b illicit gains.
2 a an ornamental festoon of flowers etc. b a carved etc. representation of this. c drapery of similar appearance.
3 Austral. & NZ a traveller's or miner's bundle of personal belongings.
--v. (swagged, swagging)
1 tr. arrange (a curtain etc.) in swags.
2 intr. a hang heavily. b sway from side to side.
3 tr. cause to sway or sag.

16th c.: prob. f. Scand.



angularity, arch, ascend, bag, bagging, baggy, ballooning, bank, bend, bend back, blackmail, bob, bobble, boodle, booty, bow, cadence, cant, careen, cascade, catenary, cave, cave in, climb, coggle, crook, curl, curve, daggle, dangle, decline, decurrence, decurve, deflect, depend, descend, dip, dome, drabble, drag, draggle, drape, droop, drooping, droopy, drop, embow, fall, fall away, fall off, flag, flap, flex, flop, flop down, floppy, flow, fluctuate, flump, flump down, flutter, founder, give way, go down, go downhill, go uphill, grade, graft, hang, hang down, haul, hook, hot goods, hump, hunch, inclination, incline, incurvate, incurve, inflect, keel, lapse, lean, leaning, leaning tower, librate, limp, list, loop, loose, loot, lop, lop-eared, loppy, lower, lowering, lurch, nod, nodding, nutate, oscillate, pend, pendulate, perks, perquisite, pickings, pitch, plop, plop down, plump, plunder, pork barrel, prize, public till, public trough, rake, recurve, reel, reflect, reflex, resonate, retreat, retroflex, rhino, rise, rock, rocks, roll, round, sag, sagging, sagging in folds, saggy, scratch, set, settle, settle down, shake, shekels, shelve, sidle, sink, sink down, sinkage, slant, slope, slouch, slump, slump down, smash, spoil, spoils, spoils of office, squeeze, stealings, stolen goods, stuff, stumpy, submerge, submergence, subside, subsidence, sugar, sway, sweep, swing, swinging, take, till, tilt, tilter, tip, toss, tower of Pisa, trail, turn, uprise, vacillate, vault, vibrate, wag, waggle, wampum, wave, waver, weep, wilt, wind, wobble, yaw




N booty, spoil, plunder, prize, loot, swag, pickings, spolia opima, prey, blackmail, stolen goods, manubial.


VB be moderate, keep within bounds, keep within compass, sober down, settle down, keep the peace, remit, relent, take in sail, moderate, soften, mitigate, temper, accoy, attemper, contemper, mollify, lenify, dulcify, dull, take off the edge, blunt, obtund, sheathe, subdue, chasten, sober down, tone down, smooth down, weaken, lessen, check palliate, tranquilize, pacify, assuage, appease, swag, lull, soothe, compose, still, calm, calm down, cool, quiet, hush, quell, sober, pacify, tame, damp, lay, allay, rebate, slacken, smooth, alleviate, rock to sleep, deaden, smooth, throw cold water on, throw a wet blanket over, turn off, slake, curb, tame, smooth over, pour oil on the waves, pour oil on the troubled waters, pour balm into, mattre de l'eau dans son vin, go out like a lamb, roar you as gently as any sucking dove.


VB be pendent, hang, depend, swing, dangle, swag, daggle, flap, trail, flow, beetle, suspend, hang, sling, hook up, hitch, fasten to, append.


N obliquity, inclination, slope, slant, crookedness, slopeness, leaning, bevel, tilt, bias, list, twist, swag, cant, lurch, distortion, bend, tower of Pisa, acclivity, rise, ascent, gradient, khudd, rising ground, hill, bank, declivity, downhill, dip, fall, devexity, gentle slope, rapid slope, easy ascent, easy descent, shelving beach, talus, monagne Russe, facilis descensus averni.


VB be curved curve, sweep, sway, swag, sag, deviate, curl, turn, reenter, render curved, flex, bend, curve, incurvate, inflect, deflect, scatter, refract (light), crook, turn, round, arch, arcuate, arch over, concamerate, bow, curl, recurve, frizzle, rotundity, convexity.


VB descend, go down, drop down, come down, fall, gravitate, drop, slip, slide, rappel, settle, plunge, plummet, crash, decline, set, sink, droop, come down a peg, slump, dismount, alight, light, get down, swoop, stoop, fall prostrate, precipitate oneself, let fall, tumble, trip, stumble, titubate, lurch, pitch, swag, topple, topple over, tumble over, topple down, tumble down, tilt, sprawl, plump down, come down a cropper.


VB oscillate, vibrate, librate, alternate, undulate, wave, rock, swing, pulsate, beat, wag, waggle, nod, bob, courtesy, curtsy, tick, play, wamble, wabble, dangle, swag, fluctuate, dance, curvet, reel, quake, quiver, quaver, shake, flicker, wriggle, roll, toss, pitch, flounder, stagger, totter, move up and down, bob up and down, pass and repass, ebb and flow, come and go, vacillate, teeter, brandish, shake, flourish.

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