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  Definition of speed
  1. changing location rapidly
  2. a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
  3. a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed"
  4. the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system
  5. distance travelled per unit time
  6. move faster; "The car accelerated"
  7. cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car"
  8. move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
  9. travel at an excessive or illegal velocity; "I got a ticket for speeding"
  10. step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
Similar Words: speeding, hurrying, amphetamine, pep pill, upper, swiftness, fastness, focal ratio, f number, stop number, velocity, accelerate, speed up, quicken, travel rapidly, hurry, zip, rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along

 

See Also: accelerate, speed up, quicken

 

Hyponyms: acceleration, quickening, speedup, scud, scudding, amphetamine sulfate, amphetamine sulphate, Benzedrine, bennie, dextroamphetamine sulphate, Dexedrine, methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trash, haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitation, deceleration, slowing, retardation, execution speed, graduality, gradualness, airspeed, escape velocity, groundspeed, hypervelocity, muzzle velocity, peculiar velocity, radial velocity, speed of light, light speed, c, steerageway, terminal velocity, brisk, brisk up, brisken, flit, flutter, fleet, dart, run, zoom, zoom along, whizz, whizz along, barge, thrust ahead, push forward, tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck, dash, scoot, flash

 

Attributes: fast, slow

 

Derivational Morphology: travel rapidly, hurry, zip, rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, accelerate, speed up, quicken, acceleration, quickening, speedup, speeding, hurrying, velocity, swiftness, fastness, accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun, throttle valve, haste, rushing, speeder, speed demon

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: brzina   Bulgarian: бързина and скорост  
Chinese: 速度   Croatian: brzina  
Danish: hastighed   Dutch: snelheid  
Estonian: kiirus   Finnish: nopeus and vauhti  
French: vitesse   German: Geschwindigkeit and Schnelligkeit  
Hungarian: sebesség   Italian: velocità  
Japanese: 速さ   Korean: 속도  
Latin: celerit   Polish: szybkość  
Portuguese: velocidade   Romanian: viteză  
Russian: скорость   Slovene: hitrost  
Spanish: rapidez and velocidad   Swedish: fart  
Telugu: వడి  
 
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