Definitions of speed

  1.   To despatch; hasten; execute; cause to prosper.
  2.   the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a ( camera) lens system
  3.   To hasten; fare; succeed.
  4.   Rate of motion; degree of prosperity.
  5.   a rate ( usually rapid) at which something happens; " the project advanced with gratifying speed"
  6.   To move with celerity; to prosper; to succeed; to fare.
  7.   To prosper; to make haste; move quickly; as, the bullet sped through the air.
  8.   One who, or that which, causes or promotes speed or success.
  9.   To despatch quickly: to hasten, as to a conclusion: to execute: to aid: to make prosperous:- pr. p. speeding; pa. t. and pa. p. sped.
  10.   Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success.
  11.   To make haste; to move with celerity.
  12.   To prosper; send away with good wishes; as, to speed the parting guest; to cause to move faster.
  13.   To cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry.
  14.   Celerity; swiftness.
  15.   To go; to fare.
  16.   To hasten; to accelerate; to have success; to assist; to prosper; to fare.
  17.   a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
  18.   To fare well; to have success; to prosper.
  19.   Sped.
  20.   step on it; " He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; " The cars raced down the street"
  21.   To experience in going; to have any condition, good or ill; to fare.
  22.   move faster; " The car accelerated"
  23.   To wish success or god fortune to, in any undertaking, especially in setting out upon a journey.
  24.   The act or state of moving swiftly; swiftness; velocity; rapidly; rate of motion; dispatch; as, the speed a horse or a vessel.
  25.   To dispatch; to send away in haste; to hasten; to hasten to a conclusion; to aid; to cause to succeed.
  26.   To be expedient.
  27.   To hasten to a conclusion; to expedite.
  28.   Quickness, velocity: success.
  29.   Quickness of motion; haste; rapid action; swiftness; success.
  30.   Quickness; celerity; haste; dispatch; rapid pace; success; prosperity.
  31.   move very fast; " The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
  32.   changing location rapidly
  33.   travel at an excessive or illegal velocity; " I got a ticket for speeding"
  34.   Speeding.
  35.   distance travelled per unit time
  36.   To urge or move on swiftly; expedite; dispatch.
  37.   To cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favor.
  38.   cause to move faster; " He accelerated the car"
  39.   To move quickly: to succeed: to fare.
  40.   The act or state of moving rapidly; rate of motion, or velocity; swiftness; quickness.
  41.   To hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin; to undo.

Quotes of speed

  1. My speed is my greatest asset. – Peter Bondra
  2. The speed of movement towards independence will depend on Kosovo demonstrating that it is capable of treating minorities well. We have not always seen that. – Emma Bonino
  3. Between rounds of speed chess I read enough of a programming manual to teach myself to write programs on the school's DEC mainframe in the language Basic. – Eric Allin Cornell
  4. I've got 911 on speed dial. – Doug Coupland
  5. If I had to name the number one asset you could have for any sport I'd say speed In baseball, all a guy with speed has to do is make contact. – Ron Fairly
  6. Well, I decided to stop. And I did. I stopped smoking, and I stopped speed at the same time. – Larry Hagman
  7. Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure. – Aldous Huxley
  8. I really liked watching Bo Jackson run just because of his size and his speed – Jamal Lewis
  9. Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their objectives despite all obstacles and barriers. It may be possible to speed or hinder them, but impossible to stop them. – Jose Marti
  10. I made three movies in 1995 and I was unhappy with all of them: Sleepers, Incognito, and Speed 2. – Jason Patric
  11. I would never do something like Speed 2 again. If I'd wanted to make those kind of movies I could have signed up for five of them while it was in the can. It wasn't worth it to me. That was just an innocuous, boring movie. – Jason Patric
  12. One way to get high speed to the home is over cable systems. – Jon Postel
  13. A lot of power -pop comes out of LA, a lot of speed metal comes out of New York. – Layne Staley
  14. The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power. – Nikola Tesla

Usage examples for speed

  1. Enjoy, it, then, my darling child, Nor speed the flying hours! ” – The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi by Giacomo Leopardi
  2. So saying he turned and ran at top speed for the boat, the others after him. ” – The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest by Captain Wilbur Lawton (pseudonym for John Henry Goldfrap)
  3. The Red River Half- Speed – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  4. Their horses had kept their wind through the slow walk up the hill and sprang forward with fresh, willing speed – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly
  5. The speed could not be checked in time. ” – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  6. “ There's not much object in speed now." ” – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  7. Johnny drove Nellie ten miles towards Amora, driving at full speed – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  8. But before we got to the turning to Iffley we had begun to walk at a speed which did not altogether prevent conversation. ” – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley
  9. “ I can slow down to society speed if I want to. ” – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  10. “ " Go, and Heaven speed you! ” – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  11. There is no breathless speed such as we feel in the narratives of Scott and Byron, but, on the contrary, the calm of a reflective spirit. ” – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  12. How high should you rate her speed Mr. Makepeace?" ” – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  13. If he kept it up in the now- crowded high- speed lane, he was asking for sudden death. ” – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  14. At the end of a few minutes the lights on the prahus were seen; the order, " Full speed ahead!" ” – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  15. Can't you speed her up a bit? ” – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice
  16. “ " He went by at the top of his speed while I was haulin' timber this mornin'. ” – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  17. They should pick up more speed if that is their object. ” – The Jameson Satellite by Neil Ronald Jones
  18. The instant a buffalo caught sight of a man, even though a mile distant, he was off at the top of his speed and generally ran for some wild region several miles away. ” – The Extermination of the American Bison by William T. Hornaday
  19. This will reach thee with all speed – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  20. “ I should like to know how you speed though, mind! ” – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens

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