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ˈræp ɪdrapid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rapidadjective

    a part of a river where the current is very fast

  2. rapidadjective

    done or occurring in a brief period of time

    "a rapid rise through the ranks"

  3. rapid, speedyadjective

    characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed

    "a rapid movement"; "a speedy car"; "a speedy errand boy"

Wiktionary

  1. rapidnoun

    a rough section of a river or stream which is difficult to navigate due to the swift and turbulent motion of the water.

  2. rapidadjective

    Describes a process or concept which occurs quickly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rapidadjective

    very swift or quick; moving with celerity; fast; as, a rapid stream; a rapid flight; a rapid motion

    Etymology: [L. rapidus, fr. rapere to seize and carry off, to snatch or hurry away; perhaps akin to Gr. 'arpa`zein: cf. F. rapide. Cf. Harpy, Ravish.]

  2. Rapidadjective

    advancing with haste or speed; speedy in progression; in quick sequence; as, rapid growth; rapid improvement; rapid recurrence; rapid succession

    Etymology: [L. rapidus, fr. rapere to seize and carry off, to snatch or hurry away; perhaps akin to Gr. 'arpa`zein: cf. F. rapide. Cf. Harpy, Ravish.]

  3. Rapidadjective

    quick in execution; as, a rapid penman

    Etymology: [L. rapidus, fr. rapere to seize and carry off, to snatch or hurry away; perhaps akin to Gr. 'arpa`zein: cf. F. rapide. Cf. Harpy, Ravish.]

  4. Rapidadjective

    the part of a river where the current moves with great swiftness, but without actual waterfall or cascade; -- usually in the plural; as, the Lachine rapids in the St. Lawrence

    Etymology: [L. rapidus, fr. rapere to seize and carry off, to snatch or hurry away; perhaps akin to Gr. 'arpa`zein: cf. F. rapide. Cf. Harpy, Ravish.]

Freebase

  1. Rapid

    A rapid is a section of a river where the river bed has a relatively steep gradient causing an increase in water velocity and turbulence. A rapid is a hydrological feature between a run and a cascade. A rapid is characterised by the river becoming shallower and having some rocks exposed above the flow surface. As flowing water splashes over and around the rocks, air bubbles become mixed in with it and portions of the surface acquire a white colour, forming what is called "whitewater". Rapids occur where the bed material is highly resistant to the erosive power of the stream in comparison with the bed downstream of the rapids. Very young streams flowing across solid rock may be rapids for much of their length. Rapids are categorized in classes, generally running from I to VI. A Class 5 rapid may be categorized as Class 5.1-5.9. While class I rapids are easy to negotiate and require no maneuvering, class VI rapids pose threat to life with little or no chance for rescue.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rapid

    rap′id, adj. hurrying along: very swift: speedy.—n. that part of a river where the current is most rapid (gen. in pl.).—n. Rapid′ity, quickness of motion or utterance: swiftness: velocity.—adv. Rap′idly.—n. Rap′idness. [Fr. rapide—L. rapidusrapĕre, to seize.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rapid

    A slope, down which water runs with more than ordinary rapidity, but not enough to be called a "fall;" and sometimes navigable by boats.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rapid' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2770

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rapid' in Adjectives Frequency: #380

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rapid in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rapid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of rapid in a Sentence

  1. Morgan Stanley:

    Brent crude prices (are) attempting to rally on rapid week-on-week reduction in U.S. ... rig count.

  2. Martin Cazenave:

    This could revolutionize the diagnostic approach because you can get a confirmation in 15 minutes and you don't need a specialized lab and technician. Anyone in a rural healthcare clinic can confirm Chagas using rapid tests.

  3. Bryan Garnier analysts:

    Physicians are used to Imbruvica and we do not expect a rapid and massive shift towards Calquence but we do see it progressively taking market share from the leader.

  4. Wilbur Ross:

    One of the factors relating to national security would be if you needed a very rapid buildup, are the skill sets there, particularly are the skill sets there for the very complex alloys that are needed for armor plate and things of that sort.

  5. John Kilduff:

    The rig count was another stunner. These are meaningful cuts and they have come at a rapid pace.

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