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Definitions of speed

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

  1. " He went by at the top of his speed while I was haulin' timber this mornin'. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  2. The Red River Half- Speed – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  3. Can't you speed her up a bit? – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice
  4. I can slow down to society speed if I want to. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  5. 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
  6. If he kept it up in the now- crowded high- speed lane, he was asking for sudden death. – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  7. I should like to know how you speed though, mind! – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  8. There's not much object in speed now." – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  9. 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
  10. 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)
  11. " Go, and Heaven speed you! – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  12. The speed could not be checked in time. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  13. Enjoy, it, then, my darling child, Nor speed the flying hours! – The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi by Giacomo Leopardi
  14. How high should you rate her speed Mr. Makepeace?" – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  15. 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
  16. This will reach thee with all speed – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  17. Johnny drove Nellie ten miles towards Amora, driving at full speed – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  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. 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
  20. They should pick up more speed if that is their object. – The Jameson Satellite by Neil Ronald Jones
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