swift Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “swift” in the English Dictionary

"swift" in British English

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uk   us   /swɪft/
C2 happening or ​movingquickly or within a ​shorttime, ​especially in a ​smooth and ​easy way: The ​police took swift ​action against the rioters. Thank you for ​your swift ​reply. The ​gazelle is one of the swiftest and most ​graceful of ​animals.
adverb uk   us   /ˈswɪft.li/
C2 Walking swiftly, he was at the ​office within ​minutes.
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈswɪft.nəs/

swiftnoun [C]

uk   us   /swɪft/
a ​smallbird with ​curved, ​pointedwings that can ​fly very ​fast
(Definition of swift from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"swift" in American English

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swiftadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /swɪft/
moving or ​able to move at ​greatspeed, or ​happening within a very ​shorttime; ​fast or ​quick: A swift ​currentcarried him ​downstream. Public ​reaction has been swift and ​negative.
adverb  us   /ˈswɪft·li/
The ​sky was swiftly ​becomingdark.
(Definition of swift from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"SWIFT™" in Business English

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uk   us   trademark BANKING
abbreviation for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications: an ​electronicsystem used by ​banks and ​financialorganizations around the ​world for ​sendingpayments to each other
(Definition of SWIFT™ from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “swift”
in Korean 재빠른…
in Arabic سَريع…
in Malaysian pantas‘…
in French rapide…
in Russian быстрый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 迅速的,敏捷的,快的…
in Italian celere…
in Turkish çabuk, tez, hızlı…
in Polish szybki…
in Spanish rápido, veloz…
in Vietnamese mau, nhanh, lẹ…
in Portuguese rápido…
in Thai ฉับพลัน…
in German schnell…
in Catalan ràpid…
in Japanese 迅速な, すばやい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 迅速的,敏捷的,快的…
in Indonesian cepat…
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