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Definition 1: a small bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight - [noun denoting animal]

(swift is a kind of ...) nonpasserine bird having long wings and weak feet; spends much of its time in flight

(... is a kind of swift ) common European bird with a shrieking call that nests chiefly about eaves of buildings or on cliffs

(... is a kind of swift ) American swift that nests in e.g. unused chimneys

(... is a kind of swift ) swift of eastern Asia; produces the edible bird's nest

(... is a member of swift) swifts; in former classifications included in the order Coraciiformes

Definition 2: common western lizard; seen on logs or rocks - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for swift in the sense of this definition

(swift is a kind of ...) spiny lizard often seen basking on fences in the United States and northern Mexico

Definition 3: an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for swift in the sense of this definition

(swift is an instance of ...) a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm

Definition 4: United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for swift in the sense of this definition

(swift is an instance of ...) a wholesaler in the meat-packing business

Definition 5: moving very fast - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where swift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fleet of foot
  • the fleet scurrying of squirrels
  • a swift current
  • swift flight of an arrow
  • a swift runner

Synonyms for swift in the sense of this definition

(swift is similar to ...) acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

"fast film" "on the fast track in school" "set a fast pace" "a fast car"

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