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  Definition of fast
  1. abstaining from food
  2. abstain from eating; "Before the medical exam, you must fast"
  3. abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons; "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"
  4. acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
  5. at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot"
  6. (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time; "my watch is fast"
  7. securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"
  8. hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
  9. unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
  10. resistant to destruction or fading; "fast colors"
  11. firmly fastened or secured against opening; "windows and doors were all fast"; "a locked closet"; "left the house properly secured"
  12. (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds; "a fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay"
  13. quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form); "how fast can he get here?"; "ran as fast as he could"; "needs medical help fast"; "fast-running rivers"; "fast-breaking news"; "fast-opening (or fast-closing) shutters"
  14. firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
Similar Words: fasting, firm, immobile, flying, quick, debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, barred, bolted, latched, locked, secured, tight

 

See Also: expedited, hurried, sudden

 

Hyponyms: diet, dieting, hunger strike, Ramadan

 

Attributes: speed, swiftness, fastness

 

Derivational Morphology: fasting

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: صيام   Danish: faste and hurtig and hurtigt  
Dutch: snel and vasten   Esperanto: fasti and rapida and rapide  
Finnish: nopea and nopeasti and paasto and paastota   French: jeûne and jeûner and rapide and rapidement  
German: fasten and Fastenzeit and schnell   Greek: γρήγορα and γρήγορος and δίαιτα and νηστεύω and νηστεία  
Hebrew: צום   Italian: digiunare and digiuno and rapidamente and veloce  
Japanese: 速い and 速く and 断食   Kurdish: rojî and  
Norwegian: faste and fort and rask   Polish: post and pościć  
Portuguese: ficar and jejum and rapidamente and rápido   Romanian: rapid  
Slovene: hiter and hitro and post and postiti se   Spanish: ayunar and ayuno and rapidamente and rápido  
Swedish: fasta and fastetid and fort and snabb  
 
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