Definition of swift
What does the word swift mean?
part of speech: adjective, adverb, noun
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]