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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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