adjective, swifter, swiftest.
moving or capable of moving with great speed or velocity; fleet; rapid:
a swift ship.
coming, happening, or performed quickly or without delay:
a swift decision.
quick or prompt to act or respond:
swift to jump to conclusions.
Slang. quick to perceive or understand; smart; clever:
You can’t cheat him, he’s too swift.
any of numerous long-winged, swallowlike birds of the family Apodidae, related to the hummingbirds and noted for their rapid flight.
Also called swift moth, ghost moth. any of several brown or gray moths, the males of which are usually white, of the family Hepialidae, noted for rapid flight.
an adjustable device upon which a hank of yarn is placed in order to wind off skeins or balls.
the main cylinder on a machine for carding flax.
moving or able to move quickly; fast
occurring or performed quickly or suddenly; instant: a swift response
(postpositive) foll by to. prompt to act or respond: swift to take revenge
swiftly or quickly
(in combination): swift-moving
any bird of the families Apodidae and Hemiprocnidae, such as Apus apus (common swift) of the Old World: order Apodiformes. They have long narrow wings and spend most of the time on the wing
(sometimes capital) a variety of domestic fancy pigeon originating in Egypt and Syria and having an appearance somewhat similar to a swift
short for swift moth
any of certain North American lizards of the genera Sceloporus and Uta that can run very rapidly: family Iguanidae (iguanas)
the main cylinder in a carding machine
an expanding circular frame used to hold skeins of silk, wool, etc
Graham Colin. born 1949, English writer: his novels include Waterland (1983), Last Orders (1996), which won the Booker prize, and The Light of Day (2002)
Jonathan. 1667–1745, Anglo-Irish satirist and churchman, who became dean of St Patrick’s, Dublin, in 1713. His works include A Tale of a Tub (1704) and Gulliver’s Travels (1726)
[swift-foo t-id] /ˈswɪftˈfʊt ɪd/ adjective 1. swift in running.
- Swift fox
noun 1. a small fox, Vulpes velox, of the plains of W North America Also called kit fox
noun (pl) -ties 1. (slang, mainly Austral) a trick, ruse, or deception
noun 1. any of several swifts of the genus Collocalia, of southeastern Asia, the East Indies, and Australia, certain species of which use saliva to construct nests, which are used in making bird’s-nest soup. noun 1. any of various small swifts of the Asian genus Collocalia that often live in caves and use echolocation: the […]