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Speed meaning

speed - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success.
  2. 2. The act or state of moving swiftly; swiftness; velocity; rapidly; rate of motion; dispatch; as, the speed a horse or a vessel.
  3. 3. One who, or that which, causes or promotes speed or success.
  4. 4. To go; to fare.
  5. 5. To experience in going; to have any condition, good or ill; to fare.
  6. 6. To fare well; to have success; to prosper.
  7. 7. To make haste; to move with celerity.
  8. 8. To be expedient.
  9. 9. To cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favor.
  10. 10. To cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry.
  11. 11. To hasten to a conclusion; to expedite.
  12. 12. To hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin; to undo.
  13. 13. To despatch; hasten; execute; cause to prosper.
  14. 14. To hasten; fare; succeed.

speed - examples of usage

  1. He had made it his own now through four seasons, by his speed and his strong teeth. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. They went downstairs rather late, in spite of Katharine's extreme speed in getting ready. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. You didn't run to the top of the hill where he disappeared, to see that burst of speed the instant he was out of your sight. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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