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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Swift  \Swift\,  a.  [Compar.  {Swifter};  superl.  {Swiftest}.]  [AS. 
  swift;  akin  to  sw[=a]pan  to  sweep,  swipu  a  whip;  cf 
  sw[=i]fan  to  move  quickly,  to  revolve.  See  {Swoop},  v.  i., 
  and  cf  {Swivel},  {Squib}.] 
  1.  Moving  a  great  distance  in  a  short  time;  moving  with 
  celerity  or  velocity;  fleet;  rapid;  quick;  speedy;  prompt. 
  My  beloved  brethren,  let  every  man  be  swift  to  hear, 
  slow  to  speak,  slow  to  wrath.  --James  i.  19. 
  Swift  of  dispatch  and  easy  of  access  --Dryden. 
  And  bring  upon  themselves  swift  destruction.  --2 
  Pet.  ii  1. 
  2.  Of  short  continuance;  passing  away  quickly.  --Shak. 
  Note:  Swift  is  often  used  in  the  formation  of  compounds  which 
  are  generally  self-explaining;  as  swift-darting, 
  swift-footed,  swift-winged,  etc 
  Syn:  Quick;  fleet;  speedy;  rapid;  expeditious. 

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