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Definitions of swift

  1. common western lizard; seen on logs or rocks Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. moving very fast; "fleet of foot"; "the fleet scurrying of squirrels"; "a swift current"; "swift flight of an arrow"; "a swift runner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. small plain-colored bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Moving a great distance in a short time; moving with celerity or velocity; fleet; rapid; quick; speedy; prompt. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Of short continuance; passing away quickly. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Swiftly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. The current of a stream. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Any one of several species of lizards, as the pine lizard. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. The ghost moth. See under Ghost. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A reel, or turning instrument, for winding yarn, thread, etc.; -- used chiefly in the plural. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. The main card cylinder of a flax-carding machine. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Rapidly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Moving far in a short time; rapid; speedy; passing quickly; as, the swift hours, acting quickly; prompt; as, swift to answer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. A bird of the humming-bird family, but resembling the swallow; a kind of moth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Swiftness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. The current of a stream. "He can live in the strongest swifts of the water."-Iz. Walton. (Rare): a reel or turning instrument for winding yarn: the common name of birds of the genus Cypselus, family Cypselidae. They have an outward resemblance to the swallows, but differ much from them in various structural points. The common swift (C. apus) has the greatest powers of flight of any bird that visits Britain. Its color is in general a sombre or sooty black, with a grayish-white patch under the chin. The beak is black, shorter than that of the swallow, and without the lateral bristles. The wings are even longer than those of the swallow, and are sickle-shaped. The tarsi are short, and feathered to the toes, which are all directed forwards. The swifts pass most of their time in the air, where they pursue their insect prey. Their flight is swift and shooting, and their scream very different from the twittering of the swallow. They build their nests in holes in the walls of houses, in rocks, and sometimes in hollow trees. The swift reaches its summer quarters later, and leaves earlier than the swallows. Another species, the white-bellied or Alpine swift (C. alpinus), is known in Gt. Britain, but it is only a rare straggler. The weight of the swift is most disproportionately small to its extent of wing, the former being scarcely an ounce, the latter 18 inches, the length of the body being near 8 inches. The swift is widely spread through Europe, Asia, and Africa. The American swift (Choetura pelasgia) is smaller, has the hind-toe directed backwards, and the tail-feathers stiff as in woodpeckers. It is commonly called the chimney swallow: the common newt or eft, a species of lizard. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Moving with great speed, celerity, velocity, or rapidity; fleet; rapid; quick; speedy; "The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong."-Eccles. ix. 11.; ready; prompt; quick; "Having so swift and excellent a wit."-Shak.; "Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath." -Jam. i. 19: coming suddenly, without delay; "There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction." -2 Pet. ii. 2: of short continuance; rapidly passing; "Make swift the pangs of my queens travails."-Shak. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. In a swift or rapid manner: swiftly. "Light boats sail swift."-Shak. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. A kind of swallow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Fleet; rapid; quick. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Moving rapidly; fleet; rapid; quick. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Passing rapidly; brief. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Unexpected; sudden. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A swallow-like bird, as the chimney swift. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Moving with celerity or velocity; fleet; ready; prompt; speedy; expeditious. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. A bird of the swallow family, of swift flight and almost constantly on the wing; the common newt; a reel for winding yarn; the current of a stream. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Moving a great distance in a short time; quick; nimble; speedy; ready. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. A bird of the swallow tribe, so called from the rapidity of its flight. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. A reel, or turning instrument, for winding yarn, thread, etc.; used chiefly in the plural. dictgcide_fs
  33. swift, adj. moving quickly: fleet, rapid: speedy: ready.--n. a genus (Cypselus) and family (Cypselidæ) of picarian birds, resembling the swallows in general appearance and habits, but most closely allied by anatomical structure to the humming-birds--with long pointed wings, a short tail, and remarkable powers of rapid and prolonged flight: the common newt: a reel for winding yarn: the main cylinder of a carding-machine: the current of a stream.--n. SWIF'TER, any rope temporarily used to tighten or keep a thing in its place.--adjs. SWIFT'-FOOT'ED; SWIFT'-HAND'ED; SWIFT'-HEELED.--adv. SWIFT'LY, with swiftness: rapidly.--n. SWIFT'NESS, quality of being swift: quickness: fleetness: rapidity: speed.--adj. SWIFT'-WINGED. [A.S. swift, from same root as swoop.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. Fleet, rapid, quick, soon coming or passing, not long delayed, (now chiefly poet. & rhet.; s. runner, movement, feet, retribution, anger, laughter, response, riddance; so swift-footed, swift-winged, aa.); prompt, quick to do, (has a s. wit; s. to anger; be s. to hear, slow to speak; so swift-handed a.); hence swiftly adv., swiftness n. (Adv.) swiftly (he answered s.; they that run swiftest; esp. in comb., as s.-coming, -passing). (N.) kinds of very long-winged& s.-flying insectivorous bird with resemblances to swallows, whence swiftlet n. (small kind); kinds of small lizard; the common newt; breed of pigeons; kinds of moth; revolving frame for winding yarn &c. from. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. n. A reel for winding yarn, thread, &c.-chiefly in the plural ;-a small bird, like the swallow, but having a shorter bill and very long wings:-the common newt or eft; a species of lizard. Cabinet Dictionary

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