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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. RAPIDadjective

    Quick; swift.

    Etymology: rapide, Fr. rapidus, Lat.

    Part shun the goal with rapid wheels. John Milton.

    While you so smoothly turn and rowl our sphere,
    That rapid motion does but rest appear. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rapidadjective

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

  2. Rapidadjective

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

  3. Rapidadjective

    quick in execution; as, a rapid penman

  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

  5. 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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Numerology

  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. Andrew Watkins:

    Like the last time, we are seeing a rapid cooling off in the Pacific Ocean, a strong signal La Nina's on the way.

  2. Jerry Dellis:

    While there are supportive factors, it strikes us that improvement needs to be pretty rapid and we expect this to be the focus of questioning on the conference call.

  3. Mark Serreze:

    While it's inevitable that Arctic rainfall will increase as the climate warms, rains are also likely to become more intense, it's a nasty one-two punch to an ecosystem already reeling in the face if rapid environmental change.

  4. Andrew Yang:

    Alexander Huang said. Taiwans military has operated Blackhawks for decades and in 2010, completed a sale for another 60 UH-Ms from the U.S. for $ 3.1 billion. The Blackhawk that crashed was a model dedicated to search and rescue and had been delivered in 2018, according to Taiwans Ministry of National Defense. The loss of Shen and other high-ranking officials for require a rapid reshuffle of positions, but should have a minimal effect on Taiwans Jan. 11 elections for president and lawmakers, said Andrew Yang, a former Ministry of National Defense deputy minister for policy who also worked with Shen. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP He was highly respected throughout his career.

  5. Ponni Arunkumar:

    Just in two weeks we started with 10 or 20( deaths) a week, and now we're at 40 a day, this increase is occurring at a very rapid pace so we expect to see hospitals, hospital morgues getting filled up, and we'll need to use refrigerated trailers to start moving these patients to the surge center soon.

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