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Swift Definition

(v. i.) Moving a great distance in a short time; moving with celerity or velocity; fleet; rapid; quick; speedy; prompt.

(v. i.) Of short continuance; passing away quickly.

(adv.) Swiftly.

(n.) The current of a stream.

(n.) 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.

(n.) Any one of several species of lizards, as the pine lizard.

(n.) The ghost moth. See under Ghost.

(n.) A reel, or turning instrument, for winding yarn, thread, etc.; -- used chiefly in the plural.

(n.) The main card cylinder of a flax-carding machine.