adjective, swift·er, swift·est.
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Origin of swift
synonym study for swift
OTHER WORDS FROM swiftswift·ly, adverbswift·ness, noun
Definition for swift (2 of 3)
Definition for swift (3 of 3)
Origin of SWIFT
Example sentences from the Web for swift
The change was rapid and swift and now, months into this new behavior, there’s still no standard for what makes a good mask, although we can tell you what makes a bad one.
Toshin said that enterprise customers will soon get support for scanning Swift source code for iOS apps.Mobile security startup Oversecured launches after self-funding $1 million, thanks to bug bounty payouts|Zack Whittaker|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
Principal investigators from across the Institute are now developing ambitious multidisciplinary ideas for tackling our climate emergency and designing the most effective levers for swift, large-scale change.
It operates via secure email that allows participating National Guard units to diagnose a foreign attack and provide swift mitigation strategies that can be shared with the state.U.S. says it’s prepared for cyber election threats. But weaknesses remain|Verne Kopytoff|November 2, 2020|Fortune
We had “swift electric cars” and a “perfect” sewage system, raved a 1894 guidebook.Politics Report: It’s Happening! Plus, the Elections Contest|Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts|October 31, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The swiftness and high case-rate of Chikungunya is almost unprecedented in the annals of horrible viral outbreaks.Chikungunya: The Mosquito-Borne Virus That Contorts Your Limbs|Kent Sepkowitz|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Presumably he realizes he could spend a fortune and still get fired by the electorate with Apprentice-like swiftness.
Louis had covered his raging temples with his hand, and he hastened forward with distracted swiftness.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Don't you remember my telling you that Liszt has an inconceivable lightness, swiftness and smoothness of execution?Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Since the time of Linnæus the growth of our knowledge has gone forward with amazing swiftness.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
His right hand dropped with incredible swiftness to his wide black belt, snatched something from a concealed pocket there.
The little adobe at the desert well leaped at them and fell away behind with the swiftness of thought.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for swift (1 of 2)
- swiftly or quickly
- (in combination)swift-moving