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ˈræp ɪdrapid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rapid(adj)

    a part of a river where the current is very fast

  2. rapid(adj)

    done or occurring in a brief period of time

    "a rapid rise through the ranks"

  3. rapid, speedy(adj)

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. rapid(Noun)

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

  2. rapid(Adjective)

    Describes a process or concept which occurs quickly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rapid(adj)

    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. Rapid(adj)

    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. Rapid(adj)

    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. Rapid(adj)

    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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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. William Bottke:

    We can now apply this technique to study the surfaces of other planets to find out if they might also show more impacts, our findings also have implications for the history of life, which is punctuated by extinction events and rapid evolution of new species. Though the forces driving these events are complicated, asteroid impacts have surely played a role in this ongoing saga.

  2. Josef Woodman:

    I believe, as with social and political unrest in Thailand ... a temporary drop in tourism and medical tourism may be experienced, usually with a rapid recovery to normal levels.

  3. Marc Siegel:

    Rapid weight loss -- and especially extreme calorie restrictions accompanied by extreme exercise – [puts] a big strain on your metabolism and are bad for your health, weight loss should be more gradual. It is not surprising that when the extreme goal is removed that the body (and mind) fight back and weight is put back in a hurry.

  4. Alex Azar:

    We developed a diagnostic test at the CDC, so we can confirm if somebody has this, we will be spreading that diagnostic around the country so that we are able to do rapid testing on site.

  5. Yashvir Maharaj:

    There is space for three, possibly four key market players, as the market is still in its infancy and will continue to show rapid growth in the future.

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