What does FAST mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fast, fastingadjective

    abstaining from food

  2. fastadjective

    acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

    "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"

  3. fastadjective

    (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time

    "my watch is fast"

  4. fastadjective

    at a rapid tempo

    "the band played a fast fox trot"

  5. fastadjective

    (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds

    "a fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay"

  6. fastadjective

    resistant to destruction or fading

    "fast colors"

  7. debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fastadjective

    unrestrained by convention or morality

    "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"

  8. flying, quick, fastadjective

    hurried and brief

    "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"

  9. fast, firm, immobileadjective

    securely fixed in place

    "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"

  10. firm, loyal, truehearted, fast(a)adjective

    unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause

    "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"

  11. fastverb

    (of a photographic lens or emulsion) causing a shortening of exposure time

    "a fast lens"

  12. fastverb

    abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons

    "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"

  13. fastadverb

    abstain from eating

    "Before the medical exam, you must fast"

  14. fastadverb

    quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form)

    "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"

  15. fast, tightadverb

    firmly or closely

    "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fastverb

    to abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  2. Fastverb

    to practice abstinence as a religious exercise or duty; to abstain from food voluntarily for a time, for the mortification of the body or appetites, or as a token of grief, or humiliation and penitence

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  3. Fastverb

    abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  4. Fastverb

    voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a spiritual discipline, or as a token of religious humiliation

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  5. Fastverb

    a time of fasting, whether a day, week, or longer time; a period of abstinence from food or certain kinds of food; as, an annual fast

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  6. Fast

    firmly fixed; closely adhering; made firm; not loose, unstable, or easily moved; immovable; as, to make fast the door

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  7. Fast

    firm against attack; fortified by nature or art; impregnable; strong

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  8. Fast

    firm in adherence; steadfast; not easily separated or alienated; faithful; as, a fast friend

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  9. Fast

    permanent; not liable to fade by exposure to air or by washing; durable; lasting; as, fast colors

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  10. Fast

    tenacious; retentive

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  11. Fast

    not easily disturbed or broken; deep; sound

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  12. Fast

    moving rapidly; quick in mition; rapid; swift; as, a fast horse

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  13. Fast

    given to pleasure seeking; disregardful of restraint; reckless; wild; dissipated; dissolute; as, a fast man; a fast liver

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  14. Fastadjective

    in a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly; firmly; immovably

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  15. Fastadjective

    in a fast or rapid manner; quickly; swiftly; extravagantly; wildly; as, to run fast; to live fast

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  16. Fastnoun

    that which fastens or holds; especially, (Naut.) a mooring rope, hawser, or chain; -- called, according to its position, a bow, head, quarter, breast, or stern fast; also, a post on a pier around which hawsers are passed in mooring

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

  17. Fastnoun

    the shaft of a column, or trunk of pilaster

    Etymology: [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. fst; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of keeping close to what is pursued; a Scandinavian use. Cf. Fast, adv., Fast, v., Avast.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fast

    fast, adj. firm: fixed: steadfast: fortified: (of sleep) sound (Shak.).—adv. firmly, unflinchingly: soundly or sound (asleep): quickly: close, near.—n. Fast-and-loose, the name of a cheating game practised at fairs—called also Prick-the-garter.—adj. Fast′-hand′ed, close-fisted.—adv. Fast′ly (Shak.), firmly.—n. Fast′ness, fixedness: a stronghold, fortress, castle.—Fast by, close to.—Play fast and loose (from the foregoing), to be unreliable, to say one thing and do another; Hard-and-fast (see Hard). [A.S. fæst; Ger. fest.]

  2. Fast

    fast, adj. quick: rapid: rash: dissipated.—adv. swiftly: in rapid succession: extravagantly.—adj. Fast′ish, somewhat fast. [A special use of fast, firm, derived from the Scand., in the sense of urgent.]

  3. Fast

    fast, v.i. to keep from food: to go hungry: to abstain from food in whole or part, as a religious duty.—n. abstinence from food: special abstinence enjoined by the church: the day or time of fasting.—ns. Fast′-day, a day of religious fasting: (Scot.) a day for humiliation and prayer, esp. before celebrations of the Lord's Supper; Fast′ens, short for Fastens-eve (Scot. Fasten-e'en and Fastern's-e'en), Fastens Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday; Fast′er, one who fasts: Fast′ing, religious abstinence. [A.S. fæstan, to fast; Ger. fasten, to keep: perh. allied with fast, firm, in the sense of making strict.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fast

    A rope, cablet, or chain by which a vessel is secured to a wharf; and termed bow, head, breast, quarter, or stern fasts, as the case may be.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'FAST' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2364

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    Rank popularity for the word 'FAST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2407

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    Rank popularity for the word 'FAST' in Adverbs Frequency: #191

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    Rank popularity for the word 'FAST' in Adjectives Frequency: #271

Anagrams for FAST »

  1. Fats

  2. SAFT

  3. TAFs

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FAST in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FAST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of FAST in a Sentence

  1. Julian Dorio:

    He had been performing and heard the gunshots, the whole band heard the gunshots before they saw anything and stopped playing, hit the deck and kind of went backstage and exited as fast as they could.

  2. Nathan Weber:

    We had some of the soldiers doing their security patrol after something like that happens come by and look at me -- and are like ‘sir, do you know a mortar almost landed just here?' i kind of looked at them and I’m like ‘oh yeah, it’s got me super pumped right now, do you see how fast I’m running?' They kind of looked at me like I was crazy and I kept doing my sprints and training for this.

  3. Pinar Keskinocak:

    Its kind of like trying to put out a fire without knowing where the fire is, or how fast its spreading, or how its spreading.

  4. Alex Josephy:

    These large structures make up the filaments of the cosmic web, with the FRB catalog, we have detected this correlation between FRBs and large-scale structure. This is really, really exciting and ushers in a new era of( fast radio burst) cosmology.

  5. Andrew Atkinson:

    By being the first Western fast food chain in Yum China -LRB- YUMC -RRB-, it was an incredibly exciting offering purely by just being KFC.

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Translations for FAST

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  • vas, voor, kleurvas, vinnigAfrikaans
  • ጾመAmharic
  • سَريع, سرعة, عاجلاً, صامArabic
  • тиҙ, ҡаты, шәп, ныҡ, нығытыпBashkir
  • хуткі, хуткаBelarusian
  • неизбеляващ, закрепен, бърз, здрав, постя, силно, дълбоко, бързо, здравоBulgarian
  • མགྱོགས་པོ, ཟས་གཅོདTibetan Standard
  • ràpid, ferm, veloç, ràpidament, veloçment, dejunar, fermamentCatalan, Valencian
  • rychlý, hluboký, rychle, postitCzech
  • ymprydioWelsh
  • farvefast, dyb, foran, hurtig, fast, dybt, fasteDanish
  • befestigt, pfeilgeschwind, tief, schnell, beständig, pfeilschnell, geschwind, fest, farbecht, fastenGerman
  • βαθύς, στερεός, ταχύς, μπροστά, γρήγορος, νηστεύω, γρήγοραGreek
  • rapida, fasti, rapideEsperanto
  • rápido, ayunar, rápidamenteSpanish
  • irmo, finko, azkar, tinko, barau egin, agudoBasque
  • تند, فرز, روزه گرفتنPersian
  • nopea, kiinni, syvä, sikeä, pikaisesti, lujasti, etuajassa, tiukasti, nopeasti, paastota, sikeästiFinnish
  • skjótur, fastur, fasta, fast, skjóttFaroese
  • rapide, vite, jeûner, rapidementFrench
  • luath, suite, ceangailte, aoineIrish
  • luath, traisgScottish Gaelic
  • rápidoGalician
  • מהיר, מהר, צָםHebrew
  • तीव्र, तेज़, झटपट, जल्दी, उपवासHindi
  • érzékeny, szilárd, gyors, siet, sebes, mély, tartós, szilárdan, mélyen, gyorsan, böjtölHungarian
  • արագ, պաս պահելArmenian
  • puasa, cepatIndonesian
  • kvikur, fastur, hraðskreiður, hraður, snöggur, skjótur, fljótur, ör, fast, fasta, hrattIcelandic
  • resistente, rapida, avanti, fisso, veloce, rapido, profondo, digiunare, profondamente, rapidamente, velocemente, saldamenteItalian
  • 速い, 早い, しっかりした, 急ぐ, しっかりと, 断食するJapanese
  • pasaJavanese
  • სწრაფი, მარხულობა, მარხვის შენახვაGeorgian
  • លឿន, ឆាប់Khmer
  • 빨리Korean
  • زوو, sabit, zeft, zû, خێرا, زو, رۆژوو گرتن, rojî girtinKurdish
  • celer, iēiūnōLatin
  • tvirtas, greitas, greita, pasninkautiLithuanian
  • nasks, stipri, straujš, ašs, žigls, knašs, ātrs, gavētLatvian
  • ngita, nohopukuMāori
  • отпорен, постојан, силен, цврст, брз, брзо, пости, цврсто, предвременMacedonian
  • fastMongolian
  • lena, laju, puasa, berpuasaMalay
  • snel, kwiek, rap, vast, gezwind, vlug, vastenDutch
  • kjapp, rask, dyp, fargeekte, før, for tidlig, fast, dypt, faste, raskt, kjapt, hurtigNorwegian
  • tsį́į́łgo, hah, tsį́į́łNavajo, Navaho
  • junarOccitan
  • szybki, prędko, bystro, pościć, szybkoPolish
  • profundo, veloz, firme, adiantado, seguro, indesbotável, rápido, pesado, velozmente, profundamente, rapidamente, seguramente, firmemente, adiantadamente, jejuarPortuguese
  • gegünar, gegüner, gigina, gigigna, günerRomansh
  • grăbit, repede, rapid, iute, ajuna, postiRomanian
  • крепкий, прочный, скорый, обгоняющий, скоростной, спешащий, быстрый, преждевременно, прочно, попоститься, быстро, поститься, крепкоRussian
  • शीघ्रं, स्थिरंSanskrit
  • dejunare, giunai, geunare, deunare, deunzare, deinare, zaunare, ageunareSardinian
  • brzo, постити, брзо, postitiSerbo-Croatian
  • rýchly, rýchloSlovak
  • híter, postiti se, hítroSlovene
  • fäst, snabb, kvick, djup, färgäkta, före, kvickt, snabbt, fort, fasta, djuptSwedish
  • haraka, fungaSwahili
  • வேகமாகTamil
  • рӯза гирифтанTajik
  • เร็ว, อดอาหารThai
  • mabilisTagalog
  • hızlı, oruç tutmakTurkish
  • швидкий, швидко, Припинити вогоньUkrainian
  • تیزUrdu
  • mau, nhanhVietnamese
  • sagitavifik, vifikVolapük
  • פֿאַסטןYiddish
  • 快速Chinese

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