Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun swift

4 senses of swift

Sense 1
Swift, Gustavus Franklin Swift -- (United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903))
       INSTANCE OF=> meat packer, packer -- (a wholesaler in the meat-packing business)

Sense 2
Swift, Jonathan Swift, Dean Swift -- (an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745))
       INSTANCE OF=> satirist, ironist, ridiculer -- (a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm)

Sense 3
swift -- (a small bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight)
       => apodiform bird -- (nonpasserine bird having long wings and weak feet; spends much of its time in flight)

Sense 4
western fence lizard, swift, blue-belly, Sceloporus occidentalis -- (common western lizard; seen on logs or rocks)
       => fence lizard -- (spiny lizard often seen basking on fences in the United States and northern Mexico)

Antonyms of adj swift

1 sense of swift

Sense 1
fleet, swift -- (moving very fast; "fleet of foot"; "the fleet scurrying of squirrels"; "a swift current"; "swift flight of an arrow"; "a swift runner")

INDIRECT (VIA fast) -> slow -- (not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth")

Similarity of adj swift

1 sense of swift

Sense 1
fleet, swift -- (moving very fast; "fleet of foot"; "the fleet scurrying of squirrels"; "a swift current"; "swift flight of an arrow"; "a swift runner")
       => fast (vs. slow) -- (acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car")

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