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1. speed [ n ] distance travelled per unit time

Used in print:

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

Toying_with her field in the early stages , Garden_Fresh was asked for top speed only in the stretch by Jockey Philip_Grimm and won by a length and a half in 1.24 3 - 5 for the 7 furlongs .

Garden_Fresh , the result of a mating of Better_Self and Rosy_Fingered , seems to improve with each start and appeared to win the St._Patrick's_Day_Purse with some speed in reserve .

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

With the speed and power of the body beautiful he saw before him , Ol_'_Case wanted No. 7 to be not_only the best homerun hitter , but also the best bunter , base-runner and outfielder .

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

The speed is controlled by pressing on the two brake buttons located where the index_finger and thumb are placed when holding the motor .

(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)

The aerator had a variable speed drive to permit operation through a range of speeds .

Synonyms speed velocity Related Terms rate airspeed terminal_velocity speed_of_light hypervelocity peculiar_velocity muzzle_velocity escape_velocity steerageway radial_velocity groundspeed rush accelerate

2. speed [ n ] a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
Examples: "the project advanced with gratifying speed"

Used in print:

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

Physically , a movie is possible because a series of images is projected one at_a_time at such a speed that the eye `` remembers '' the one that has gone before even as it registers the one now appearing .

The chase in itself is a narrative ; it presumes both speed and urgency and it demands cutting - both from pursued to pursuer and from stage to stage of the journey of both .

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

I would have stood there and died there if left to myself , but Cousin_Simmons grabbed my arm in his viselike grip and fairly plucked me out of there ; and_then I came_to some sanity and plunged away with such extraordinary speed that I outdistanced Cousin_Simmons by_far .

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

The doctor 's mind was working at a great speed ; he rose to put his greatcoat on and addressed Alex in a muted voice .

Synonyms speed fastness swiftness Related Terms pace haste deceleration acceleration graduality execution_speed travel_rapidly rush accelerate slow fast

3. speed [ v ] step on it
Examples: "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"

Used in print:

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

He dressed , and sped outdoors .

He ran out into the downpour , sped across the yard and into the buggy room .

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

As the afternoon sped toward evening , the suite saw a steady procession of Paxton aides pass in and out , each with his own special problem .

Synonyms rush race speed hasten rush_along bucket_along hie cannonball_along pelt_along belt_along hotfoot Related Terms linger travel dart tear barge accelerate haste

4. speed [ v ] move faster
Examples: "The car accelerated"

Used in print:

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

It speeds muscle growth and power development even for the advanced bodybuilder because each hip and leg is exercised separately , thus enabling a massive , concentrated effort to be focused_on each .

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

Before midnight he speeded his heart , resumed normal breathing , ran_down his check_list , uncurled and sat_up .

Synonyms accelerate speed quicken speed_up Related Terms decelerate intensify brisk acceleration

5. speed [ n ] changing location rapidly

Used in print:

(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)

Still a quarter-mile away , the fresh clap of guns only served to increase his speed .

Recklessly hurling the bronc sidewise into an intersecting draw , he plunged forward with undiminished speed .

Synonyms speed hastening hurrying speeding Related Terms motion acceleration scud travel_rapidly accelerate

6. speed [ v ] move very fast
Examples: "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

Used in print:

(David Alexander, Bloodstain....)

They piled into the waiting cars , motors roared , the cars sped off .

The Ford and the pickup_truck sped west toward Sanford 's Run .

Synonyms hurry speed zip travel_rapidly Related Terms travel run flit zoom accelerate haste

7. speed [ v ] travel at an excessive or illegal velocity
Examples: "I got a ticket for speeding"

Used in print:

(Chicago Daily Tribune,...)

Patrolman_James_F._Simms said he started in pursuit when he saw young Stickney speeding north in Stewart avenue at Central street .

At Jenks street , Simms said , the car skidded completely around , just missed two parked cars , and sped east in Jenks .

Synonyms speed Related Terms travel speeder

8. speed [ v ] cause to move faster
Examples: "He accelerated the car"

Synonyms speed accelerate speed_up Related Terms decelerate modify accelerator acceleration acceleration

9. Speed [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4015

Synonyms Speed

10. speed [ n ] the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system

Synonyms f_number stop_number speed focal_ratio Related Terms ratio

11. speed [ n ] a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression

Synonyms pep_pill upper speed amphetamine Related Terms stimulant drug_of_abuse dextroamphetamine_sulphate Benzedrine methamphetamine amphetamine_sulfate amphetamine_sulphate

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