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NOUN (5)

1. distance travelled per unit time;
[syn: speed, velocity]

2. a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens;
- Example: "the project advanced with gratifying speed"
[syn: speed, swiftness, fastness]

3. changing location rapidly;
[syn: speed, speeding, hurrying]

4. the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system;
[syn: focal ratio, f number, stop number, speed]

5. a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression;
[syn: amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed]


VERB (5)

1. move fast;
- Example: "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"
- Example: "The cars raced down the street"
[syn: rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it]

2. move faster;
- Example: "The car accelerated"
[syn: accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken]

3. move very fast;
- Example: "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
[syn: travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip]

4. travel at an excessive or illegal velocity;
- Example: "I got a ticket for speeding"

5. cause to move faster;
- Example: "He accelerated the car"
[syn: accelerate, speed, speed up]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Speed \Speed\, n. [AS. sp?d success, swiftness, from sp?wan to succeed; akin to D. spoedd, OHG. spuot success, spuot to succees, Skr. sph[=a] to increase, grow fat. [root]170b.] 1. Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success. "For common speed." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day. --Gen. xxiv. 12. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or state of moving swiftly; swiftness; velocity; rapidly; rate of motion; dispatch; as, the speed a horse or a vessel. [1913 Webster] Speed, to describe whose swiftness number fails. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: In kinematics, speedis sometimes used to denote the amount of velocity without regard to direction of motion, while velocity is not regarded as known unless both the direction and the amount are known. [1913 Webster] 3. One who, or that which, causes or promotes speed or success. [Obs.] "Hercules be thy speed!" --Shak. [1913 Webster] God speed, Good speed; prosperity. See Godspeed. Speed gauge, Speed indicator, & Speed recorder (Mach.), devices for indicating or recording the rate of a body's motion, as the number of revolutions of a shaft in a given time. Speed lathe (Mach.), a power lathe with a rapidly revolving spindle, for turning small objects, for polishing, etc.; a hand lathe. Speed pulley, a cone pulley with steps. [1913 Webster] Syn: Haste; swiftness; celerity; quickness; dispatch; expedition; hurry; acceleration. See Haste. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Speed \Speed\ (sp[=e]d), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sped (sp[e^]d), Speeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Speeding.] [AS. sp[=e]dan, fr. sp[=e]d, n.; akin to D. spoeden, G. sich sputen. See Speed, n.] 1. To go; to fare. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To warn him now he is too farre sped. --Remedy of Love. [1913 Webster] 2. To experience in going; to have any condition, good or ill; to fare. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Ships heretofore in seas like fishes sped; The mightiest still upon the smallest fed. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 3. To fare well; to have success; to prosper. [1913 Webster] Save London, and send true lawyers their meed! For whoso wants money with them shall not speed! --Lydgate. [1913 Webster] I told ye then he should prevail, and speed On his bad errand. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To make haste; to move with celerity. [1913 Webster] I have speeded hither with the very extremest inch of possibility. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To be expedient. [Obs.] --Wyclif (2 Cor. xii. 1.) [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Speed \Speed\, v. t. 1. To cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favor. "Fortune speed us!" --Shak. [1913 Webster] With rising gales that speed their happy flight. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry. [1913 Webster] He sped him thence home to his habitation. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 3. To hasten to a conclusion; to expedite. [1913 Webster] Judicial acts . . . are sped in open court at the instance of one or both of the parties. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 4. To hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin; to undo. "Sped with spavins." --Shak. [1913 Webster] A dire dilemma! either way I 'm sped. If foes, they write, if friends, they read, me dead. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 5. To wish success or god fortune to, in any undertaking, especially in setting out upon a journey. [1913 Webster] Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest. --Pope. [1913 Webster] God speed you, them, etc., may God speed you; or, may you have good speed. [1913 Webster] Syn: To dispatch; hasten; expedite; accelerate; hurry. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

speed n 1: distance travelled per unit time [syn: speed, velocity] 2: a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed" [syn: speed, swiftness, fastness] 3: changing location rapidly [syn: speed, speeding, hurrying] 4: the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system [syn: focal ratio, f number, stop number, speed] 5: a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression [syn: amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed] v 1: move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street" [syn: rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it] [ant: dawdle, linger] 2: move faster; "The car accelerated" [syn: accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken] [ant: decelerate, retard, slow, slow down, slow up] 3: move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed" [syn: travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip] 4: travel at an excessive or illegal velocity; "I got a ticket for speeding" 5: cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car" [syn: accelerate, speed, speed up] [ant: decelerate, slow down]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

220 Moby Thesaurus words for "speed": Benzedrine, Benzedrine pill, C, Dexamyl, Dexamyl pill, Dexedrine, Dexedrine pill, Methedrine, abruptness, accelerate, advance, advantage, aid, air speed, alacrity, amphetamine, amphetamine sulfate, assist, ball the jack, barrel, bat, bolt, boom, boost, bowl along, breeze, breeze along, briskness, brush, bucket, bundle, burn up, bustle, career, celerity, charge, chase, cheer on, clear the way, clip, cocaine, coke, conduce to, contribute to, crowd, crystal, cut along, dart, dextroamphetamine sulfate, dispatch, drive on, ease, egg on, encourage, expedite, expedition, expeditiousness, explain, facilitate, fastness, favor, feverishness, fleet, fleetness, flight, flit, flurry, fly, fly low, foot, football, forward, furiousness, further, gait, go fast, goad on, grease, grease the ways, grease the wheels, ground speed, haste, hasten, hasten on, hastiness, headway, heart, help, help along, hickory, hie on, highball, hound on, hurriedness, hurry, hurry along, hurry on, hurry up, hustle, hustle up, impetuosity, impetuousness, impulsiveness, instantaneousness, jolly bean, knots, legerity, lend wings to, lightning speed, loose, lubricate, make clear, make for, make haste, make knots, make tracks, make way for, methamphetamine hydrochloride, miles per hour, move, nip, oil, open the way, open up, outstrip the wind, pace, pave the way, pep pill, pour it on, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitate, precipitateness, precipitation, precipitousness, prepare the way, press, promote, promptitude, promptness, purple heart, push, push forward, push on, push through, put forward, quicken, quickness, race, railroad through, rapidity, rashness, remove friction, rip, root on, round pace, rpm, run, run interference for, rush, rush along, rustle, scamper, scorch, scramble, scurry, set forward, shake up, shock wave, shoot, simplify, sizzle, skedaddle, skim, smooth, smooth the way, snappiness, snow, soap the ways, sonic barrier, sonic boom, sound barrier, speed along, speed of sound, speed on, speed up, speediness, sprint, spur, spur on, stampede, step on it, step up, stimulant, storm along, streak, suddenness, sweep, swift rate, swiftness, tear, tear along, thunder along, timeliness, unbar, unblock, unclog, unjam, upper, urge, urge on, velocity, whip, whip along, whip on, whisk, whiz, zing, zip, zoom
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

SPEED Early system on LGP-30. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Speed, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina Population (2000): 70 Housing Units (2000): 60 Land area (2000): 0.283009 sq. miles (0.732990 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.283009 sq. miles (0.732990 sq. km) FIPS code: 63720 Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37 Location: 35.969978 N, 77.444081 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Speed, NC Speed
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Speed, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 44 Housing Units (2000): 27 Land area (2000): 0.146076 sq. miles (0.378335 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.146076 sq. miles (0.378335 sq. km) FIPS code: 67175 Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20 Location: 39.676825 N, 99.420214 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Speed, KS Speed