Definitions of speed

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

Usage examples for speed

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