Definitions for rapid
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a part of a river where the current is very fast
done or occurring in a brief period of time
"a rapid rise through the ranks"
characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed
"a rapid movement"; "a speedy car"; "a speedy errand boy"
a rough section of a river or stream which is difficult to navigate due to the swift and turbulent motion of the water.
Describes a process or concept which occurs quickly.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
RAPID is a high-level programming language used to control ABB industrial robots. RAPID was introduced along with S4 Control System in 1994 by ABB, superseding the ARLA programming language.
Rapid refers to something occurring within a short time or happening at a high speed or rate. It typically implies urgency, haste, or quickness. It can apply to a broad range of contexts, including actions, reactions, changes, growth, or processes.
very swift or quick; moving with celerity; fast; as, a rapid stream; a rapid flight; a rapid motion
advancing with haste or speed; speedy in progression; in quick sequence; as, rapid growth; rapid improvement; rapid recurrence; rapid succession
quick in execution; as, a rapid penman
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.]
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
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. rapidus—rapĕre, to seize.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'rapid' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2770
Rank popularity for the word 'rapid' in Adjectives Frequency: #380
The numerical value of rapid in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of rapid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
We are looking at a region where nations are really at a very rapid developing stage or they are at the precipice of a very rapid development stage and so you really can't ignore the growth effect, you just can't, particularly when it comes to resources.
The U.N. requires commitments from member nations to provide rapid response forces for emerging crises, the rapid deployment of units within 30, 60, or 90 days - for a finite period - can help resolve developing crises, prevent expanded conflict, and in the process save more innocent lives.
Our campaign now, my input to all of Indonesia, is rapid tests, rapid tests, massive tests, until we're sure that it's indeed low.
We live in a time of such rapid change and growth of knowledge that only he who is in a fundamental sense a scholar-that is, a person who continues to learn and inquire-can hope to keep pace, let alone play the role of guide.
It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated.
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- шәп, тиҙBashkir
- rychlý, peřejCzech
- Stromschnelle, schnellGerman
- γρήγορος, γοργός, ταχύςGreek
- rabión, rápidoSpanish
- ripeä, nopea, koskiFinnish
- rapides, rapideFrench
- gradScottish Gaelic
- 急流, 急, 迅速, 速いJapanese
- krāce, straujums, knašs, žigls, straujtece, ašs, straujš, ātrsLatvian
- tanguru, taihekeMāori
- брзак, брзMacedonian
- snel, snelle, stroomversnellingDutch
- strykNorwegian Nynorsk
- hurtig, raskNorwegian
- bystrzyna, bystrze, szypot, progi, szybkiPolish
- corredeira, rápidoPortuguese
- repede, rapidRomanian
- быстрый, скорый, порог, стремнинаRussian
- snabb, hastig, forsSwedish
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