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speed

noun

1 speed

Distance travelled per unit time.

synonym: velocity.

Roget 731: success, successfulness; speed; advance etc. (progress) 282.    trump card; hit, stroke, score; lucky hit, fortunate hit, ... show more

Roget 954: intemperance; sensuality, animalism, carnality; tragalism; pleasure; effeminacy, silkiness; luxury, luxuriousness; lap of pleasure, lap of luxury; free living.    ... show more

Roget 274: velocity, speed, celerity; swiftness etc. adj.; rapidity, eagle speed; expedition etc. (activity) 682; pernicity; acceleration; ... show more

Roget 684: haste, urgency; despatch, dispatch; acceleration, spurt, spirt, forced march, rush, dash; speed, velocity etc. 274; ... show more

Dutch: snelheid, vlugheid
Polish: prędkość, szybkość



2 speed

A rate (usually rapid) at which something happens:
— The project advanced with gratifying speed.

synonyms: fastness, swiftness.

Dutch: gang, gangetje, snelheid, tempo, vaart, vaartje

3 speed

Changing location rapidly.

synonyms: hurrying, speeding.

4 speed

The ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system.

synonyms: f number, focal ratio, stop number.

Dutch: speed, vaart, sluitersnelheid, snelheid

5 speed

A central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression.

synonyms: amphetamine, pep pill, upper.

Dutch: amfetamine, benzedrine, wekamine
Polish: amfa

verb

1 speed

Move hurridly.

synonyms: belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along ... show more.

Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success.    gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 707: aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid; come to the aid etc. n.. of; contribute, subscribe to; bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, ... show more

Roget 274: move quickly, trip, fisk; speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle; scud, scuddle; scour, scour the plain; scamper; ... show more

Roget 682: be active etc. adj.; busy oneself in; stir, stir about, stir one's stumps; bestir oneself, rouse oneself; speed, hasten, peg away, lay about one, ... show more

Dutch: zich haasten, afjakkeren, afraffelen, afraggen, aframmelen, afroffelen

2 speed

Move faster.

synonyms: accelerate, quicken, speed up.

Dutch: verhaasten, versnellen

3 speed

Move very fast:
— The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed.

synonyms: hurry, travel rapidly, zip.

Dutch: zich haasten, opschieten, haasten

4 speed

Travel at an excessive or illegal velocity.

5 speed

Cause to move faster.

synonyms: accelerate, speed up.

Dutch: bespoedigen, versnellen


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