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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

speed*spid(n.; v.)sped; speed•ed, speed•ing.

  1. (n.)rapidity in moving, traveling, performing, etc.; swiftness.

  2. relative rate of motion or progress:

    the speed of light.

  3. a gear ratio in a motor vehicle or bicycle.

    Category: Automotive

  4. the sensitivity of a photographic film or paper to light. the length of time a shutter is opened to expose film. the largest opening at which a lens can be used.

    Category: Photography

  5. Slang. a stimulating drug, esp. methamphetamine or amphetamine.

    Category: Pharmacology, Status (usage)

  6. a person, thing, activity, etc., that suits one's ability, inclinations, or personality:

    Quiet, easygoing people are more my speed.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  7. Archaic. success or prosperity.

  8. (v.t.)to promote the success of; further, forward, or expedite.

  9. to direct (the course, way, etc.) with speed.

  10. to increase the rate of speed of (usu. fol. by up):

    to speed up production.

  11. to cause to move or go with speed.

  12. Archaic. to cause to succeed or prosper.

  13. (v.i.)to go or proceed with rapidity.

  14. to drive a vehicle at a rate that exceeds the legal limit.

  15. to increase the rate of speed (usu. fol. by up).

  16. to get on or fare in a specified or particular manner.

  17. Archaic. to succeed or prosper.

Idioms for speed:

  1. at full or top speed, at the greatest speed possible. to the maximum of one's capabilities.

    Category: Idiom

  2. up to speed, operating at full or optimum speed. functioning at an anticipated or competitive level:

    a new firm not yet up to speed.

    Category: Idiom, Common Vocabulary

* Syn: speed , velocity , celerity refer to swift or energetic movement or operation. speed may apply to human or nonhuman activity; it emphasizes the rate in time at which something travels or operates: the speed of an automobile; the speed of thought. velocity , a more technical term, is commonly used to refer to high rates of speed: the velocity of a projectile.celerity , a somewhat literary term, usu. refers to human movement or operation, and emphasizes dispatch or economy in an activity: the celerity of his response.

Origin of speed:

bef. 900; (n.) ME spede good luck, prosperity, rapidity, OE spēd, c. OS spōd, OHG spuot


Princeton's WordNet

  1. speed, velocity(noun)

    distance travelled per unit time

  2. speed, swiftness, fastness(noun)

    a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens

    "the project advanced with gratifying speed"

  3. speed, speeding, hurrying(noun)

    changing location rapidly

  4. focal ratio, f number, stop number, speed(noun)

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

  5. amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed(verb)

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

  6. rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it(verb)

    move fast

    "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"

  7. accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken(verb)

    move faster

    "The car accelerated"

  8. travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip(verb)

    move very fast

    "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

  9. speed(verb)

    travel at an excessive or illegal velocity

    "I got a ticket for speeding"

  10. accelerate, speed, speed up(verb)

    cause to move faster

    "He accelerated the car"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. speed(noun)spid

    the pace or rate of movement

    a maximum speed of 70 miles per hour; wind speed

  2. speedspid

    an illegal drug

    to be on speed

  3. speed(verb)spid

    to drive a vehicle faster than is permitted by law

    Many accidents occur as a result of people speeding.

  4. speedspid

    to increase the speed with which sth happens

    research intended to speed the development of new vaccines

  5. speedspid

    to move somewhere very quickly

    She sped down the hall.


  1. speed(Noun)

    the state of moving quickly or the capacity for rapid motion; rapidity

  2. speed(Noun)

    the rate of motion or action, specifically / the magnitude of the velocity; the rate distance is traversed in a given time

  3. speed(Noun)

    the sensitivity to light of film, plates.

  4. speed(Noun)

    any amphetamine drug used as a stimulant, especially illegally, especially methamphetamine

  5. speed(Noun)

    luck, success, prosperity

  6. speed(Verb)

    To succeed; to prosper, be lucky.

  7. speed(Verb)

    To help someone, to give them fortune.

    God speed, until we meet again.

  8. speed(Verb)

    To go fast, especially excessively fast.

    The Ferrari was speeding along the road.

  9. speed(Verb)

    To exceed the speed limit.

    Why do you speed when the road is so icy?

  10. speed(Verb)

    To increase the rate at which something occurs

  11. speed(Verb)

    To be under the influence of stimulant drugs, especially amphetamines.

  12. Origin: From spede, from sped, from spōdiz, from spōanan, from spē-/spʰē-. Cognate with spoed, sputen, spowan and Albanian shpejt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Speed(noun)

    prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success

  2. Speed(noun)

    the act or state of moving swiftly; swiftness; velocity; rapidly; rate of motion; dispatch; as, the speed a horse or a vessel

  3. Speed(noun)

    one who, or that which, causes or promotes speed or success

  4. Speed(noun)

    to go; to fare

  5. Speed(noun)

    to experience in going; to have any condition, good or ill; to fare

  6. Speed(noun)

    to fare well; to have success; to prosper

  7. Speed(noun)

    to make haste; to move with celerity

  8. Speed(noun)

    to be expedient

  9. Speed(verb)

    to cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favor

  10. Speed(verb)

    to cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry

  11. Speed(verb)

    to hasten to a conclusion; to expedite

  12. Speed(verb)

    to hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin; to undo

  13. Speed(verb)

    to wish success or god fortune to, in any undertaking, especially in setting out upon a journey


  1. Speed

    In kinematics, the speed of an object is the magnitude of its velocity; it is thus a scalar quantity. The average speed of an object in an interval of time is the distance travelled by the object divided by the duration of the interval; the instantaneous speed is the limit of the average speed as the duration of the time interval approaches zero. Like velocity, speed has the dimensions of a length divided by a time; the SI unit of speed is the metre per second, but the most usual unit of speed in everyday usage is the kilometre per hour or, in the USA and the UK, miles per hour. For air and marine travel the knot is commonly used. The fastest possible speed at which energy or information can travel, according to special relativity, is the speed of light in a vacuum c = 299,792,458 metres per second, approximately 1079 million kilometres per hour. Matter cannot quite reach the speed of light, as this would require an infinite amount of energy. In relativity physics, the concept of rapidity replaces the classical idea of speed.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'speed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1525

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'speed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1450

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'speed' in Nouns Frequency: #604

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'speed' in Verbs Frequency: #785

Anagrams of speed

  1. deeps, pedes, spede

Translations for speed

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


rate of moving

a slow speed; The car was travelling at high speed.

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