Definition of swift noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

swift

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//swɪft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//swɪft//
 
Birds
 
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a small bird with long narrow wings, similar to a swallow See related entries: Birds Word Origin Old English (as an adjective), from the Germanic base of Old English swīfan ‘move in a course, sweep’. The bird name dates from the mid 17th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: swift

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