HyperDic: fast

English > 15 senses of the word fast:
ADJECTIVEallfastacting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
allfast(used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time
allfastat a rapid tempo
allfast(of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds
allfastresistant to destruction or fading
allfast, debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotousunrestrained by convention or morality
allfast, flying, quickhurried and brief
allfast, firm, immobilesecurely fixed in place
allfast, firm, loyal, trueheartedunwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
allfast(of a photographic lens or emulsion) causing a shortening of exposure time
ADVERBallfastquickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form)
allfast, tightfirmly or closely
NOUNactfast, fastingabstaining from food
VERBconsumptionfastabstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
consumptionfastabstain from eating
fast > pronunciation
Soundsfae'st
Rhymesaghast ... vast: 42 rhymes with aest...
English > fast: 15 senses > adjective 1
MeaningActing or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly.
Examples
  • "fast film"
  • "on the fast track in school"
  • "set a fast pace"
  • "a fast car"
Attribute ofspeed, swiftness, fastnessA rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
NarroweracceleratedSpeeded up, as of an academic course
alacritousQuick and eager
blistering, hot, red-hotVery fast
double-quick(of a marching cadence) very quick
expressWithout unnecessary stops
fast-breakingOccurring rapidly as a series of events in rapid succession
fast-pacedOf communication that proceeds rapidly
fleet, swiftMoving very fast
high-speed, high-velocityoperating at high speed
hurrying, scurryingMoving with great haste
immediate, prompt, quick, straightawayPerformed with little or no delay
instantaneous, instantOccurring with no delay
meteoriclike a meteor in speed or brilliance or transience
quick, speedyaccomplished / accomplished rapidly and without delay
rapidDone or occurring in a brief period of time
rapid, speedyCharacterized by speed
smartQuick and brisk
windyresembling the wind in speed, force, or variability
wingedVery fast
See alsohurriedMoving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste
suddenhappening / happening without warning or in a short space of time
Oppositeslownot moving quickly
Spanishrápido, veloz
Catalanveloç
Nounsfastnessa rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
English > fast: 15 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time.
Example"my watch is fast"
Oppositeslow(used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
English > fast: 15 senses > adjective 3
MeaningAt a rapid tempo.
Example"the band played a fast fox trot"
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Narrowerallegretto(of tempo) faster than allegro
allegro(of tempo) fast
andantino(of tempo) moderately fast
prestissimo(of tempo) as fast as possible
presto(of tempo) very fast
vivace(of tempo) very fast and lively
OppositeslowAt a slow tempo
Spanishanimado, rápido
Nounsfastnessa rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
English > fast: 15 senses > adjective 4
Meaning(of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds.
Examples
  • "a fast road"
  • "grass courts are faster than clay"
BroadersmoothHaving a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities
English > fast: 15 senses > adjective 5
Meaningresistant to destruction or fading.
Example"fast colors"
Broaderimpervious, imperviablenot admitting of passage / passage or capable of being affected
English > fast: 15 senses > adjective 6
Meaningunrestrained by convention or morality.
Example "fast women"
Synonymsdebauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous
Broaderimmoraldeliberately violating / violating accepted principles of right and wrong
Spanishdegenerado, degradado, depravado, disoluto, libertino, vicioso
Catalandegenerat, degradat, dissolut, llicenciós, viciós
English > fast: 15 senses > adjective 7
Meaninghurried and brief.
Example "a fast visit"
Synonymsflying, quick
BroaderhurriedMoving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste
Spanishrápido, superficial
Nounsfastnessa rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
English > fast: 15 senses > adjective 8
MeaningSecurely fixed in place.
Synonymsfirm, immobile
BroaderfixedSecurely placed or fastened or set
Spanishrápido
Catalanferm
Nounsfastnessthe quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
English > fast: 15 senses > adjective 9
Meaningunwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause.
Example "fast friends"
Synonymsfirm, loyal, truehearted
Broaderfaithfulsteadfast in affection or allegiance
Spanishconstante, fiel, firme, leal
Catalanconstant, ferm, fidel, lleial
English > fast: 15 senses > adjective 10
Meaning(of a photographic lens or emulsion) causing a shortening of exposure time.
Example"a fast lens"
Broadercausativeproducing an effect
English > fast: 15 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningabstaining from food.
Synonymfasting
NarrowerRamadan(Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset / sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan
diet, dietingThe act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)
hunger strikeA voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest
BroaderabstinenceAct or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
Spanishayuno
Catalandejuni, dia dejunat
Verbsfastabstain from eating
fastabstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
English > fast: 15 senses > adverb 1
Meaningquickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form).
Examples
  • "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"
Spanishrapidamente, rápidamente
English > fast: 15 senses > adverb 2
Meaningfirmly or closely.
Examples
  • "held fast to the rope"
  • "her foot was stuck fast"
Synonymtight
Spanishapretado, fuertemente, rápidamente
English > fast: 15 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningabstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"
NarrowerdietFollow a regimen or a diet / diet, as for health reasons
Broaderabstain, refrain, desistchoose not to consume
Spanishayunar
Catalandejunar
Nounsfast, fastingabstaining from food
English > fast: 15 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaningabstain from eating.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Before the medical exam, you must fast"
NarrowerdietEat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight
Broaderabstain, refrain, desistchoose not to consume
Spanishayunar
Catalandejunar
Nounsfast, fastingabstaining from food

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