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swift  


      adj  
1    moving or able to move quickly; fast  
2    occurring or performed quickly or suddenly; instant  
a swift response     
3    postpositive; foll by: to   prompt to act or respond  
swift to take revenge     
      adv  
4   
a    swiftly or quickly  
b    (in combination)  
swift-moving     
      n  
5    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  
6    sometimes cap   a variety of domestic fancy pigeon originating in Egypt and Syria and having an appearance somewhat similar to a swift  
7       short for       swift moth  
8    any of certain North American lizards of the genera Sceloporus and Uta that can run very rapidly: family Iguanidae (iguanas)  
9    the main cylinder in a carding machine  
10    an expanding circular frame used to hold skeins of silk, wool, etc.  
     (Old English, from swifan to turn; related to Old Norse svifa to rove, Old Frisian swivia to waver, Old High German sweib a reversal; see swivel)  
  swiftly      adv  
  swiftness      n  


chimney swift  
      n   a North American swift, Chaetura pelagica, that nests in chimneys and similar hollows  
Swift  
      n  
1    Graham Colin. born 1949, British writer: his novels include Waterland (1983) and Last Orders (1996), which won the Booker prize  
2    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)  
  Swiftian      adj  
swift fox  
      n   a small fox, Vulpes velox, of the plains of W North America,   (Also called)    kit fox  
swift moth  
      n   any of five species of fast-flying moths of the family Hepialidae, regarded as primitive in development, having forewings and hind wings similar in size and shape: the best known is the ghost swift, Hepialus humili,   (Often shortened to)    swift  
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Swift  
      n  
1    Graham Colin. born 1949, British writer: his novels include Waterland (1983) and Last Orders (1996), which won the Booker prize  
2    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)  
  Swiftian      adj  


chimney swift  
      n   a North American swift, Chaetura pelagica, that nests in chimneys and similar hollows  
swift  
      adj  
1    moving or able to move quickly; fast  
2    occurring or performed quickly or suddenly; instant  
a swift response     
3    postpositive; foll by: to   prompt to act or respond  
swift to take revenge     
      adv  
4   
a    swiftly or quickly  
b    (in combination)  
swift-moving     
      n  
5    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  
6    sometimes cap   a variety of domestic fancy pigeon originating in Egypt and Syria and having an appearance somewhat similar to a swift  
7       short for       swift moth  
8    any of certain North American lizards of the genera Sceloporus and Uta that can run very rapidly: family Iguanidae (iguanas)  
9    the main cylinder in a carding machine  
10    an expanding circular frame used to hold skeins of silk, wool, etc.  
     (Old English, from swifan to turn; related to Old Norse svifa to rove, Old Frisian swivia to waver, Old High German sweib a reversal; see swivel)  
  swiftly      adv  
  swiftness      n  
swift fox  
      n   a small fox, Vulpes velox, of the plains of W North America,   (Also called)    kit fox  
swift moth  
      n   any of five species of fast-flying moths of the family Hepialidae, regarded as primitive in development, having forewings and hind wings similar in size and shape: the best known is the ghost swift, Hepialus humili,   (Often shortened to)    swift  

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swift moth  
      n   any of five species of fast-flying moths of the family Hepialidae, regarded as primitive in development, having forewings and hind wings similar in size and shape: the best known is the ghost swift, Hepialus humili,   (Often shortened to)    swift         


chimney swift  
      n   a North American swift, Chaetura pelagica, that nests in chimneys and similar hollows  
swift  
      adj  
1    moving or able to move quickly; fast  
2    occurring or performed quickly or suddenly; instant  
a swift response     
3    postpositive; foll by: to   prompt to act or respond  
swift to take revenge     
      adv  
4   
a    swiftly or quickly  
b    (in combination)  
swift-moving     
      n  
5    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  
6    sometimes cap   a variety of domestic fancy pigeon originating in Egypt and Syria and having an appearance somewhat similar to a swift  
7       short for       swift moth  
8    any of certain North American lizards of the genera Sceloporus and Uta that can run very rapidly: family Iguanidae (iguanas)  
9    the main cylinder in a carding machine  
10    an expanding circular frame used to hold skeins of silk, wool, etc.  
     (Old English, from swifan to turn; related to Old Norse svifa to rove, Old Frisian swivia to waver, Old High German sweib a reversal; see swivel)  
  swiftly      adv  
  swiftness      n  
Swift  
      n  
1    Graham Colin. born 1949, British writer: his novels include Waterland (1983) and Last Orders (1996), which won the Booker prize  
2    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)  
  Swiftian      adj  
swift fox  
      n   a small fox, Vulpes velox, of the plains of W North America,   (Also called)    kit fox  

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swift  

  
abrupt, expeditious, express, fast, fleet, fleet-footed, flying, hurried, nimble, nippy     (Brit. informal)   pdq     (slang)   prompt, quick, quickie     (informal)   rapid, ready, short, short-lived, spanking, speedy, sudden, winged  
  
Antonyms     
   lead-footed, lingering, plodding, ponderous, slow, sluggish, tardy, tortoise-like, unhurried  

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