adjective, swift·er, swift·est.
- swift current,
- swift fox,
- swift moth,
- swift's disease,
- swift, jonathan
Origin of swift
Examples from the Web for swifter
If you do that, the pace of the book will be swifter and the story as a whole will move quickly.How I Write: Lisa Scottoline and Daughter Francesca Serritella|Noah Charney|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Truth is, they demand a narrative with greater cohesion and swifter pace than is delivered here.Umberto Eco’s 'The Prague Cemetery' Brings to Life Ancient Hate|Daniel Levin|November 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In addition to helping us power our cars, imitating sharks could lead to swifter ships and more advanced underwater sensors.
My blood seemed to rush warmer and swifter through my veins, and I fancied that my eyes reached to a more distant vision.The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
The thief was for the moment the swifter, but he had not the wind nor the training of his opponent.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
Mere sensual love runs like this, from desire to hate and back again, to and fro, "swifter than a weaver's shuttle."Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives
Little these planes were, but shaped like darts, and swifter than any plane of Earth.The Black Star Passes|John W Campbell
But it is more than a bird in the air, swifter, flying, entering into the very scent of the flowers.A Country Gentleman and his Family|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
Word Origin for swifter
- swiftly or quickly
- (in combination)swift-moving
Word Origin for swift
Old English swift "moving quickly," related to swifan "move in a course, sweep" (see swivel). Related: Swiftly; swiftness.
type of bird (several species of the family Cypselidæ, resembling swallows), 1660s, from swift (adj.) in reference to its swift flight. Regarded as a bird of ill-omen, if not downright demonic, probably for its shrill cry. The name earlier had been given to several small fast lizards (1520s).