1. [syn: speed, speeding, hurrying]
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,
1. To go; to fare. [Obs.]
To warn him now he is too farre sped. --Remedy of
2. To experience in going; to have any condition, good or
ill; to fare. --Shak.
Ships heretofore in seas like fishes sped;
The mightiest still upon the smallest fed. --Waller.
3. To fare well; to have success; to prosper.
Save London, and send true lawyers their meed!
For whoso wants money with them shall not speed!
I told ye then he should prevail, and speed
On his bad errand. --Milton.
4. To make haste; to move with celerity.
I have speeded hither with the very extremest inch
of possibility. --Shak.
5. To be expedient. [Obs.] --Wyclif (2 Cor. xii. 1.)
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: changing location rapidly [syn: speed, speeding,