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speed

speed

 
 
pronunciation:
spid
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of moving or ability to move rapidly or swiftly; quickness; swiftness.
synonyms:
dispatch, quickness, swiftness, velocity
similar words:
alacrity, haste
definition 2: rate of motion.
the speed of sound
synonyms:
velocity
similar words:
clip, pace, rate
definition 3: in photography, a numerical value for the sensitivity of film to light.
definition 4: (slang) amphetamine.
synonyms:
upper
definition 5: that which is suited to one's abilities or inclinations.
A game of croquet is about my speed.
synonyms:
ability
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: speeds, speeding, sped, speeded
definition 1: to increase the rate or pace of (usu. fol. by up).
The new process will speed up production.
synonyms:
accelerate, hasten, quicken, rush
antonyms:
slow
similar words:
gun, increase, precipitate, rev
definition 2: to hasten the success or progress of; expedite.
synonyms:
expedite, hasten
antonyms:
hinder, slow
similar words:
accelerate, advance, aid, assist, boost, facilitate, forward, further, hurry, precipitate, promote
definition 3: to cause (something) to move rapidly or quickly.
synonyms:
hasten, hurry, rush
similar words:
fleet, race
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to move rapidly or swiftly.
synonyms:
hasten, hurry, rush
antonyms:
dawdle
similar words:
bolt, career, clip, course, dart, dash, flee, fly, hightail, hightail it, hurtle, hustle, race, run, scamper, scoot, scurry, skedaddle, spin, sprint, tear, zip, zoom
definition 2: to drive a vehicle faster than the law permits.
definition 3: to act or perform at a more rapid pace (usu. fol. by up).
synonyms:
hasten, hurry, quicken
similar words:
accelerate, hustle, rev, rush
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derivation: speeder (n.)
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