Definition of speedo
1. speed [ n ] distance travelled per unit timeUsed 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"
(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"
(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"
(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 rapidlyUsed 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"
(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"
(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"
9. Speed [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4015Synonyms Speed
10. speed [ n ] the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens systemSynonyms 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 depressionSynonyms pep_pill upper speed amphetamine Related Terms stimulant drug_of_abuse dextroamphetamine_sulphate Benzedrine methamphetamine amphetamine_sulfate amphetamine_sulphate
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