HyperDic: swift

English > 5 senses of the word swift / Swift:
ADJECTIVEallswift, fleetmoving very fast
NOUNperson Swift, Gustavus Franklin SwiftUnited States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)
person Swift, Jonathan Swift, Dean Swiftan English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
animalswifta small bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight
animalswift, western fence lizard, blue-belly, Sceloporus occidentaliscommon western lizard
swift / Swift > pronunciation
Soundsswih'ft
Rhymesadrift ... uplift: 18 rhymes with ihft...
English > swift: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningMoving very fast.
Examples
  • "a swift current"
  • "swift flight of an arrow"
  • "a swift runner"
Synonymfleet
BroaderfastActing or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
Spanishligero, rápido, raudo
Catalanràpid
Nounsswiftnessa rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
Adverbsswiftlyin a swift manner
English > Swift: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningUnited States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903).
SynonymGustavus Franklin Swift
Instance ofmeat packer, packerA wholesaler in the meat-packing business
SpanishGustavus Franklin Swift
English > Swift: 5 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745).
SynonymsJonathan Swift, Dean Swift
Instance ofsatirist, ironist, ridiculerA humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
SpanishJonathan Swift
CatalanJonathan Swift
English > swift: 5 senses > noun 3, animal
MeaningA small bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight.
Member ofApodidae, family Apodidaeswifts
NarrowerEuropean swift, Apus apusCommon European bird with a shrieking call that nests chiefly about eaves of buildings or on cliffs
chimney swift, chimney swallow, Chateura pelagicaAmerican swift that nests in e.g. unused chimneys
swiftlet, Collocalia inexpectataswift of eastern Asia
Broaderapodiform birdnonpasserine bird having long wings and weak feet
Spanishapodidae, oncejo, vencejo
Catalanfalcilla, falcillot, falciot
Nounsswiftletswift of eastern Asia
English > swift: 5 senses > noun 4, animal
MeaningCommon western lizard; seen on logs or rocks.
Synonymswestern fence lizard, blue-belly, Sceloporus occidentalis
Broaderfence lizardspiny lizard often seen basking on fences in the United States and northern Mexico

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