Definition and Meanings for swift

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Swift is ranked 6,722 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of swift

adjective, comparative, superlative, intransitive verb, adverb, noun

Etymology of swift

as. swift; akin to sw to sweep, swipu a whip; cf. sw to move quickly, to revolve. see swoop, v. i., and cf. swivel, squib cf. swivel

Meaning of swift


as adjective, comparative, superlative, intransitive verb

  • moving a great distance in a short time; moving with celerity or velocity; fleet; rapid; quick; speedy; prompt.
  • of short continuance; passing away quickly.

as adverb

  • swiftly.

as noun

  • the current of a stream.
  • any one of numerous species of small, long-winged, insectivorous birds of the family micropodidae. in form and habits the swifts resemble swallows, but they are destitute of complex vocal muscles and are not singing birds, but belong to a widely different group allied to the humming birds.
  • any one of several species of lizards, as the pine lizard.
  • the ghost moth. see under ghost.
  • a reel, or turning instrument, for winding yarn, thread, etc.; -- used chiefly in the plural.
  • the main card cylinder of a flax-carding machine.
  • No antonyms for swift

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