Definitions for speed
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word speed.
distance travelled per unit time
speed, swiftness, fastnessnoun
a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
"the project advanced with gratifying speed"
speed, speeding, hurryingnoun
changing location rapidly
focal ratio, f number, stop number, speednoun
the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system
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
rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on itverb
"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
accelerate, speed up, speed, quickenverb
"The car accelerated"
travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zipverb
move very fast
"The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
travel at an excessive or illegal velocity
"I got a ticket for speeding"
accelerate, speed, speed upverb
cause to move faster
"He accelerated the car"
the state of moving quickly or the capacity for rapid motion; rapidity
the rate of motion or action, specifically / the magnitude of the velocity; the rate distance is traversed in a given time
the sensitivity to light of film, plates.
any amphetamine drug used as a stimulant, especially illegally, especially methamphetamine
luck, success, prosperity
To succeed; to prosper, be lucky.
To help someone, to give them fortune.
God speed, until we meet again.
To go fast, especially excessively fast.
The Ferrari was speeding along the road.
To exceed the speed limit.
Why do you speed when the road is so icy?
To increase the rate at which something occurs
To be under the influence of stimulant drugs, especially amphetamines.
Etymology: From spede, from sped, from spōdiz, from spōanan, from spē-/spʰē-. Cognate with spoed, sputen, spowan and Albanian shpejt.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: spoed, Dutch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success
the act or state of moving swiftly; swiftness; velocity; rapidly; rate of motion; dispatch; as, the speed a horse or a vessel
one who, or that which, causes or promotes speed or success
to go; to fare
to experience in going; to have any condition, good or ill; to fare
to fare well; to have success; to prosper
to make haste; to move with celerity
to be expedient
to cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favor
to cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry
to hasten to a conclusion; to expedite
to hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin; to undo
to wish success or god fortune to, in any undertaking, especially in setting out upon a journey
Etymology: [AS. spdan, fr. spd, n.; akin to D. spoeden, G. sich sputen. See Speed, n.]
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
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.]
A measure of motion.
Speed is important in life, we must drive our car near the speed limit on the road.
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Rank popularity for the word 'speed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1525
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Rank popularity for the word 'speed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1450
Rank popularity for the word 'speed' in Nouns Frequency: #604
Rank popularity for the word 'speed' in Verbs Frequency: #785
The numerical value of speed in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of speed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
That would be great, but I don't know how that would ever politically survive, super high-speed connectivity, free to every home in United States ? Not happening.
From a broadcast perspective, some of the cool things we see are player participation before the snap; it’s pretty helpful to know if your player is in the game. Things like speed and distance, closing distance, the other fun thing is what Microsoft did on Xbox, they pushed through full play information for a dozen plays a game. You could watch on Xbox One and get all the X’s and O’s.
We are looking for M&A (mergers and acquisitions)...we think organic growth is important and is a must, but through acquisitions (we) can speed up our growth.
We are stronger in mobile and in enterprise but we are reliant on wholesale access for fiber, ziggo has a nationwide cable and fiber network, scale in high-speed broadband and leadership in TV, but today is reliant on wholesale ... access on Vodafone's network.
Although computers allow people to talk at the speed of light, no one talks that fast.
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Translations for speed
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- rapideza, velocidatAragonese
- бързина, скоростBulgarian
- rapidesa, velocitatCatalan, Valencian
- hastighed, hurtighed, fart, køre for hurtigt, køre hurtigtDanish
- Speed, Schnelligkeit, Geschwindigkeit, Filmempfindlichkeit, Pep, rasenGerman
- rapideco, rapidoEsperanto
- velocidad, rapidezSpanish
- abaila, abiaduraBasque
- piri, vauhti, spiidi, nopeus, valoherkkyysFinnish
- vitesse, speed, foncer, la vitesseFrench
- cabhag, deannScottish Gaelic
- velocidade, rapidezGalician
- गति, भगानाHindi
- vitèsHaitian Creole
- gyorsaság, sebességHungarian
- velocità, celeritàItalian
- 速度, 速さ, 速いJapanese
- 速度, 속도, 빠르기Korean
- celeritas, celeritateLatin
- брзина, спидMacedonian
- snelheid, gezwindheid, vaart, speed, vlugheidDutch
- hastigheitNorwegian Nynorsk
- fart, hurtighet, hastighet, kjøre over fartsgrensen, flå, råkjøreNorwegian
- szybkość, prędkość, spidPolish
- velocidade, rapidezPortuguese
- iuțeală, fotosensibilitate, viteză, rapiditateRomanian
- скорость, относительное отверстие, ско́рость, светочувствительность, выдержкаRussian
- брзина, brzinaSerbo-Croatian
- fart, tjack, hastighet, köra fort, köra för fortSwedish
- వేగము, వడిTelugu
- bilis, mabilisTagalog
- tốc độ, 速度Vietnamese
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