Type your word below and click
What-does.net is your comprehensive online definition dictionary. If you are not sure how to define Swift, our website can provide you with the appropriate definition. On this page, you can find what is Swift.

Swift meaning

swift - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. Moving a great distance in a short time; moving with celerity or velocity; fleet; rapid; quick; speedy; prompt.
  2. 2. Of short continuance; passing away quickly.
  3. 3. Swiftly.
  4. 4. The current of a stream.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Any one of several species of lizards, as the pine lizard.
  7. 7. The ghost moth. See under Ghost.
  8. 8. A reel, or turning instrument, for winding yarn, thread, etc.; -- used chiefly in the plural.
  9. 9. The main card cylinder of a flax- carding machine.
  10. 10. A kind of swallow.
  11. 11. Fleet; rapid; quick.

swift - examples of usage

  1. He let fly a swift kick into the dark, and thought no more of the matter. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. He looked once more, and a sharp, swift suspicion shot into his mind, and stayed. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. I don't feel in the mood for Swift, and it's a pity to read any one when that's the case- particularly Swift." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
Filter by letter: