What does Speed mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. speed, velocitynoun

    distance travelled per unit time

  2. speed, swiftness, fastnessnoun

    a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens

    "the project advanced with gratifying speed"

  3. speed, speeding, hurryingnoun

    changing location rapidly

  4. focal ratio, f number, stop number, speednoun

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

  5. amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speedverb

    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 itverb

    move fast

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

  7. accelerate, speed up, speed, quickenverb

    move faster

    "The car accelerated"

  8. travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zipverb

    move very fast

    "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

  9. speedverb

    travel at an excessive or illegal velocity

    "I got a ticket for speeding"

  10. accelerate, speed, speed upverb

    cause to move faster

    "He accelerated the car"

Wiktionary

  1. speednoun

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

  2. speednoun

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

  3. speednoun

    the sensitivity to light of film, plates.

  4. speednoun

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

  5. speednoun

    luck, success, prosperity

  6. speedverb

    To succeed; to prosper, be lucky.

  7. speedverb

    To help someone, to give them fortune.

    God speed, until we meet again.

  8. speedverb

    To go fast, especially excessively fast.

    The Ferrari was speeding along the road.

  9. speedverb

    To exceed the speed limit.

    Why do you speed when the road is so icy?

  10. speedverb

    To increase the rate at which something occurs

  11. speedverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Speednoun

    Etymology: spoed, Dutch.

    Earth receives
    As tribute, such a sumless journey brought
    Of incorporeal speed, her warmth and light;
    Speed! to describe whose swiftness number fails. John Milton.

    We observe the horse’s patient service at the plough, his speed upon the highway, his docibleness, and desire of glory. More.

    When they strain to their utmost speed, there is still the wonted distance between them and their aims: all their eager pursuits bring them no acquests. Decay of Piety.

    He that rides at high speed, and with a pistol, kills a sparrow flying. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    The prince your son, with mere conceit and fear
    Of the queen’s speed, is gone. William Shakespeare.

    O Lord, I pray thee send me good speed. Gen. xxiv. 12.

  2. To Speedverb

    The tyrant’s self, a thing unused, began
    To feel his heart relent with meer compassion;
    But not dispos’d to ruth or mercy then,
    He sped him thence home to his habitation. Edward Fairfax.

    With a speeding thrust his heart he found;
    The lukewarm blood came rushing thro’ the wound. Dryd.

    A dire dilemma! either way I’m sped;
    If foes, they write; if friends, they read me dead. Alexander Pope.

    She,
    Hearing so much, will speed her foot again,
    Led hither by pure love. William Shakespeare, All’s well that ends well.

    Satan, tow’rd the coast of earth beneath,
    Down from th’ ecliptick sped with hop’d success,
    Throws his steep flight in many an airy wheel. John Milton.

    The priest reply’d no more,
    But sped his steps along the hoarse resounding shore. Dryden.

    Judicial acts are all those writings and matters which relate to judicial proceedings, and are sped in open court at the instance of one or both of the parties. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

    Lucina
    Reach’d her midwife hands to speed the throws. Dryden.

    Propitious Neptune steer’d their course by night
    With rising gales, that sped their happy flight. Dryden.

    Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul,
    And waft a sigh from Indus to the Pole. Alexander Pope.

    If any bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed. St. Paul.

    Timon is shrunk, indeed;
    And he, that’s once deny’d, will hardly speed. William Shakespeare.

  3. To SPEEDverb

    pret. and part. pass. sped and speeded.

    Etymology: spoeden, Dutch.

    So well they sped that they be come at length
    Unto the place whereas the Paynim lay,
    Devoid of outward sense and native strength,
    Covered with charmed cloud from view of day. Fa. Queen.

    Do you think me a swallow, an arrow, or a bullet? Have I, in my poor and cold motion, the expedition of thought? I speeded hither with the very extremest inch of possibility. William Shakespeare.

    If pray’rs
    Could alter high decrees, I to that place
    Would speed before thee, and be louder heard. John Milton.

    See where Idwall speeds! a trusty soldier. Ambrose Philips.

    Make me not sighted like the basilisk:
    I’ve look’d on thousands, who have sped the better
    By my regard, but kill’d none so. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    Now if this suit lay in Bianca’s pow’r,
    How quickly should you speed. William Shakespeare.

    Macicaus shewed them what an offence it was rashly to depart out of the city, which might be unto them dangerous, although they should speed never so well. Richard Knolles.

    When first this tempter cross’d the gulph from hell,
    I told you then he should prevail, and speed
    In his bad errand. John Milton.

    These were violators of the first temple, and those that profaned and abused the second sped no better. South.

    Ships heretofore in seas like fishes sped,
    The mightiest still upon the smallest fed. Edmund Waller.

Wikipedia

  1. Speed

    In everyday use and in kinematics, the speed of an object is the magnitude of the change of its position; 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. Speed has the dimensions of distance divided by time. The SI unit of speed is the metre per second, but the most common unit of speed in everyday usage is the kilometre per hour or, in the US 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 = 299792458 metres per second (approximately 1079000000 km/h or 671000000 mph). 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.

ChatGPT

  1. speed

    Speed is a scalar measure of the rate at which an object changes its position. It refers to how fast an object is moving and is typically calculated as the distance travelled divided by the time it took to cover that distance. Speed is usually expressed in units of meters per second (m/s) or kilometers per hour (km/h). It does not include the direction of movement, unlike velocity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Speednoun

    prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success

  2. Speednoun

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

  3. Speednoun

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

  4. Speednoun

    to go; to fare

  5. Speednoun

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

  6. Speednoun

    to fare well; to have success; to prosper

  7. Speednoun

    to make haste; to move with celerity

  8. Speednoun

    to be expedient

  9. Speedverb

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

  10. Speedverb

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

  11. Speedverb

    to hasten to a conclusion; to expedite

  12. Speedverb

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

  13. Speedverb

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

  14. Etymology: [AS. spdan, fr. spd, n.; akin to D. spoeden, G. sich sputen. See Speed, n.]

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Speed

    spēd, n. quickness, velocity: success.—v.i. to move quickly, to hurry: to succeed, to fare.—v.t. to despatch quickly: to hasten, as to a conclusion: to cause to advance, to push forward: to give a certain speed to, regulate the speed of: to send off, to put forth, to rid of, to kill: to cause to be relieved (only in passive): to execute: to aid: to make prosperous:—pr.p. speed′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. sped.—n. Speed′er, one who, or that which, promotes speed.—adj. Speed′ful, speedy.—advs. Speed′fully; Speed′ily.—ns. Speed′iness, speed, haste; Speed′-pull′ey, a pulley having different faces of different diameters giving various speeds according to the face the belt passes over; Speed′well (Veronica), a genus of plants of the natural order Scrophulariaceæ, with blue, white, or pink flowers, the leaves of some species used medicinally.—adj. Speed′y, hasty: quick: nimble. [A.S. spéd; Dut. spœd.]

Editors Contribution

  1. speed

    A measure of motion.

    Speed is important in life, we must drive our car near the speed limit on the road.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 27, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SPEED

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Speed is ranked #4859 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Speed surname appeared 7,255 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Speed.

    59.1% or 4,288 total occurrences were White.
    35.1% or 2,551 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 175 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.2% or 164 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 53 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 24 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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 for Speed »

  1. deeps

  2. pedes

  3. spede

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Speed in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Speed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Speed in a Sentence

  1. Maxim Behar:

    The two main treats of the world of total transparency are its hyper-dynamics (because everything is shifting at a mind-blowing speed) and an immeasurably higher dose of ethics.

  2. Laura Forczyk:

    Boeing has had no motivation to get things done, this gives them an incentive to speed up their timeline.

  3. Santosh Nayak:

    It was race against time to save the life of the patient, who had come to the hospital with severe injury with a steel rod sticking out from his chest on [his] right side, the success can be attributed to the speed and teamwork by all departments and staff concerned.

  4. Evan Myers:

    Kottlowski said. How fast or slow this non-tropical system moves will be an important factor on where Irma is steered this weekend into next week. The speed of this feature will determine when and how much Irma gets pulled northward or whether Irma continues on more of a westward track. This amount of uncertainty means that the entire southern and eastern U.S. should monitor Irma this week. Residents along the coast are urged to start preparing and making sure plans are in place to deal with the worst case scenario. This includes plans on how to evacuate and what is important to bring with you and your family. As we saw just 10 days ago with Harvey, it is important to be ready to evacuate, Evan Myers said. Be prepared with a list of items you would need to take if you had 30 minutes' notice or one hour's notice or six hours or a day to evacuate. Due to Irma following so closely on Irma's heels and since FEMA and other government resources will be strained, more preparation and storm aftermath may rest on individuals, Evan Myers said. It may be crucial to evacuate ahead of the storm, so preparation is key. If Irma were to make landfall as a Category 4 or 5 storm somewhere in the U.S., it would be in historical territory. The U.S. has not sustained a direct hit from two Category 4 or above hurricanes in more than 100 years.

  5. Sebastian Vettel:

    Our straightline speed is good and that makes me fairly confident for the race as this is a place where you can overtake, i feel we're quicker than the cars in front, so we'll see how it pans out.

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