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fast - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fast

Definition
(noun) abstaining from food
Synonyms : fasting

Definition
(verb) abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
Example Sentence
  • Catholics sometimes fast during Lent

Definition
(verb) abstain from eating
Example Sentence
  • Before the medical exam, you must fast

Definition
(adj) acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
Example Sentence
  • fast film
  • on the fast track in school
  • set a fast pace
  • a fast car

Definition
(adj) (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time
Example Sentence
  • my watch is fast

Definition
(adj) at a rapid tempo
Example Sentence
  • the band played a fast fox trot

Definition
(adj) (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds
Example Sentence
  • a fast road
  • grass courts are faster than clay

Definition
(adj) resistant to destruction or fading
Example Sentence
  • fast colors

Definition
(adj) unrestrained by convention or morality
Example Sentence
  • Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society
  • deplorably dissipated and degraded
  • riotous living
  • fast women

Definition
(adj) hurried and brief
Synonyms : flying , quick
Example Sentence
  • paid a flying visit
  • took a flying glance at the book
  • a quick inspection
  • a fast visit

Definition
(adj) securely fixed in place
Synonyms : firm , immobile
Example Sentence
  • the post was still firm after being hit by the car

Definition
(adj) unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
Synonyms : firm , loyal , truehearted
Example Sentence
  • a firm ally
  • loyal supporters
  • the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe
  • fast friends

Definition
(adj) (of a photographic lens or emulsion) causing a shortening of exposure time
Example Sentence
  • a fast lens

Definition
(adv) quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form)
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adv) firmly or closely
Synonyms : tight
Example Sentence
  • held fast to the rope
  • her foot was stuck fast
  • held tight

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