Complete Definition of "swift"

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English

Etymology
OE. #Old English|swift

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-swift.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj|swifter|swiftest

  1. fast; quick

Translations

Finnish: nopea, sukkela, vikkelä, vinha
French: rapide
Spanish: rápido
Turkish: çabuk

Noun
wikipedia|Swift|Swift (bird)
en-noun

  1. obsolete The current of a stream.
  2. A small plain-colored bird (of the family Micropodidæ) that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight. Common European swift: Cypselus, ⨠Micropus, apus. The common American, or chimney, swift: Chætura pelagica. The Australian swift: Chætura caudacuta. The European Alpine swift: Cypselus melba. The common Indian swift: Cypselus affinis.
  3. A western fence lizard, swift, blue-belly, Sceloporus occidentalis -- (common western lizard; seen on logs or rocks)
  4. The ghost moth.

Translations
trans-top|bird
Estonian: piiritaja
Finnish: tervapääsky
trans-mid
Russian: ÑÑÑиж /striž/ m
Spanish: vencejo m
Swedish: tornseglare
trans-bottom

Derived terms
swiftly

See also
black martin
black swift
hawk swallow
devil bird
swingdevil
screech martin
shriek owl
chimney swallow
palm swift
tree swift
pine lizard

Category:Birds
Category:Reptiles
Category:Insects


Old English

Etymology
From the verb swīfan

Adjective
swift

  1. #English|swift

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Revision and Credits for"swift"
  • 2007-10-24 15:52 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/64.9.12.222|64.9.12.222]] ([[User_talk:64.9.12.222|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Sewnmouthsecret|Sewnmouthsecret]]

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