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Swift is a related term of winged.

As an initialism swift

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  • fast; quick; rapid.
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  • Capable of moving at high speeds.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) The current of a stream.
  • A small plain-colored bird of the family Apodidae that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight. Other common names for the birds of this family include swiftlet, needletail and spinetail.
  • Some lizards of the genus .
  • A moth of the family , (swift moth), ghost moth.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= William E. Conner
  • , title= An Acoustic Arms Race , volume=101, issue=3, page=206-7, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.}}


    * (lizard) (fence lizard), (spiny lizard)

    Derived terms

    * (steam) swiftwater, * (bird) (common swift) () * (lizard) (fence swift) ()

    Derived terms

    * swiftly

    See also

    * (black martin) * (black swift) * (hawk swallow) * devil bird * devil screecher * (swingdevil) * (screech martin) * shriek owl * (chimney swallow) * (palm swift) * (tree swift) * (pine lizard)


    (en adverb)
  • (obsolete, poetic) Swiftly.
  • * 1602 , , II. iii. 263:
  • Light boats sail swift , though greater hulks draw deep.
  • * 1793 ,
  • Ply swift and strong the oar.


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    Etymology 1

    Alternative forms



  • Having wings.
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  • , volume=189, issue=7, page=32, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Mexico gets a taste for eating insects […] , passage=The San Juan market is Mexico City's most famous deli of exotic meats, where an adventurous shopper can hunt down hard-to-find critters […]. But the priciest items in the market aren't the armadillo steaks or even the bluefin tuna. That would be the frozen chicatanas – giant winged ants – at around $500 a kilo.}}
  • Flying or soaring as if on wings.
  • Swift.
  • (in combination) having wings of a specified kind
  • weak-winged
  • (in combination) having the specified number of wings
  • The six-winged Seraphim are the angels closest to God.

    Etymology 2

    See (wing) (verb)


  • (wing)
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