swift

/swɪft / (say swift)

adjective
1. moving with great speed or velocity; fleet; rapid: a swift ship.
2. coming, happening, or performed quickly or without delay.
3. quick or prompt to act, etc.: swift to respond.
adverb
4. swiftly.
noun
5. any of the rapidly flying birds of the families Apodidae and Hemiprocnidae, found throughout the world, as the fork-tailed swift, Apus pacificus, which migrates from Asia to the Australian mainland and Tasmania.
6. any of various small lizards, especially of the genus Sceloporus, which run with great swiftness.
7. an adjustable device upon which a hank of yarn is placed in order to wind off skeins or balls.
{Middle English and Old English; related to sweep1}
swiftly, adverb
swiftness, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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