see also: Swift, SWIFT
Pronunciation Adjective

swift (comparative swifter, superlative swiftest)

  1. Fast; quick; rapid.
  2. Capable of moving at high speeds.
Translations Noun

swift (plural swifts)

  1. A small plain-colored bird of the family Apodidae that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight.
    Synonyms: needletail, spinetail, swiftlet
  2. Any of certain lizards of the genus Sceloporus.
    Synonyms: fence lizard, spiny lizard
  3. (entomology) A moth of the family Hepialidae, swift moth, ghost moth.
  4. (entomology) Any of various fast-flying hesperiid butterflies.
  5. A reel for winding yarn.
  6. The main cylinder of a carding-machine.
  7. (obsolete) The current of a stream.
Translations Translations Adverb


  1. (obsolete, poetic) Swiftly.
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, II. iii. 263:
      Light boats sail swift, though greater hulks draw deep.
    • 1793, Robert Southey, Lord William
      Ply swift and strong the oar.
Proper noun
  1. Surname, originally a nickname for a swift or quick person.
  2. (computing) A general-purpose multi-paradigm compiled programming language introduced by Apple Inc. in 2014.
  3. (finance) Alternative letter-case form of SWIFT#English|SWIFT (“Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication”)

Proper noun
  1. (banking) Acronym of Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication
    Synonyms: Swift
  2. Acronym of w:Social Widget Information Filtering Technologies
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  1. (mathematics) Acronym of
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  3. (business, risk analysis) Acronym of Structured What If Technique

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