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fast

noun

1 fast

Abstaining from food.

synonym: fasting.

Roget 956: fasting; xerophagy; famishment, starvation.    fast, jour maigre [Fr.]; fast day, banyan day; Lent, quadragesima; Ramadan, Ramazan; spare diet, ... show more

Roget 138: periodicity, intermittence; beat; oscillation etc. 314; pulse, pulsation; rhythm; alternation, alternateness, alternativeness, alternity.    bout, ... show more

Roget 998: rite; ceremony, ritual, liturgy, ceremonial; ordinance, observance, function, duty; form, formulary; solemnity, sacrament; incantation ... show more

Dutch: vasten, vastentijd
Polish: post



verb

1 fast

Abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons.

Roget 956: fast, starve, clem, famish, perish with hunger; dine with Duke Humphrey; make two bites of a cherry.   

Roget 990: worship, lift up the heart, aspire; revere etc. 928; adore, do service, pay homage; humble oneself, kneel; bow the knee, bend the knee; fall down, ... show more

2 fast

Abstain from eating.

Dutch: vasten

adjective

1 fast

Acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly.

Roget 852: fashionable; in fashion etc. n.; a la mode, comme il faut [Fr.]; admitted in society, admissible in society etc. n.; presentable; conventional etc. (customary) ... show more

Polish: prędki, ścigły, szparki, szybki

2 fast

used of timepieces Indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time.

3 fast

At a rapid tempo.

4 fast

of surfaces Conducive to rapid speeds.

5 fast

Resistant to destruction or fading.

6 fast

Unrestrained by convention or morality:
— Fast women.

synonyms: debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous.

Roget 954: intemperate, inabstinent; sensual, self-indulgent; voluptuous, luxurious, licentious, wild, dissolute, rakish, fast, debauched.    brutish, crapulous, ... show more

Polish: lubieżny, rozwiązły

7 fast

Hurried and brief:
— A fast visit.

synonyms: flying, quick.

Roget 682: active, brisk, brisk as a lark, brisk as a bee; lively, animated, vivacious; alive, alive and kicking; frisky, spirited, stirring.    nimble, nimble as a squirrel; ... show more

Roget 274: fast, speedy, swift, rapid, quick, fleet; aliped; nimble, agile, expeditious; express; active etc. ... show more

Roget 113: instantaneous, momentary, sudden, immediate, instant, abrupt, discontinuous, precipitous, precipitant, precipitate; subitaneous, hasty; quick as thought, quick as lightning, ... show more

Polish: szybki

8 fast

Securely fixed in place.

synonyms: firm, immobile.

Roget 150: unchangeable, immutable; unaltered, unalterable; not to be changed, constant; permanent etc. 141; invariable, undeviating; stable, durable; perennial ... show more

Roget 43: joined etc. v.; joint; conjoint, conjunct; corporate, compact; hand in hand.    firm, fast, close, tight, taut, ... show more

9 fast

Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause:
— Fast friends.

synonyms: firm, loyal, truehearted.

10 fast

of a photographic lens or emulsion Causing a shortening of exposure time.

adverb

1 fast

Quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form).

Roget 43: jointly etc. adj.; in conjunction with etc. (in addition to) 37; fast, firmly, etc. adj.; intimately.   

2 fast

Firmly or closely:
— Held fast to the rope.
— Her foot was stuck fast.

synonym: tight.


Moby thesaurus: Barmecidal feast, Encratism, Friday, Lenten diet, Lenten entertainment, Lenten fare, Pythagoreanism, Pythagorism, Rechabitism, Sabbath, Shakerism, Spartan fare, Stoicism, Sunday, abandoned, abstain, abstainment, abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence ... show more.

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