from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A borough of southern Wales west-northwest of Cardiff. It is an industrial port on Swansea Bay, an inlet of the Bristol Channel. Population: 169,000.
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- proper n. a city in South Wales
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- n. a port city in southern Wales on an inlet of the Bristol Channel
From Old Norse personal name Sveinn + ey ("island"). Written Sweynesse c. 1165, Sueinesea in 1190, Swanesey in 1322. (Wiktionary)