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Synonyms for Speed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. speed, velocity(noun)

    distance travelled per unit time

    velocity, speeding, amphetamine, fastness, pep pill, speed, swiftness, focal ratio, upper, hurrying, f number, stop number

  2. speed, swiftness, fastness(noun)

    a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens

    "the project advanced with gratifying speed"

    stronghold, swiftness, stop number, secureness, fixture, speeding, upper, velocity, speed, f number, fixity, pep pill, fixedness, focal ratio, amphetamine, hurrying, fastness

  3. speed, speeding, hurrying(noun)

    changing location rapidly

    velocity, speeding, amphetamine, fastness, pep pill, speed, swiftness, focal ratio, upper, hurrying, f number, stop number

  4. focal ratio, f number, stop number, speed(noun)

    the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system

    speeding, amphetamine, fastness, pep pill, speed, hurrying, swiftness, focal ratio, upper, velocity, f number, stop number

  5. amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed(verb)

    a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression

    speeding, swiftness, fastness, upper, pep pill, speed, hurrying, upper berth, focal ratio, amphetamine, velocity, f number, stop number

  6. rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it(verb)

    move fast

    "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"

    run, hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, cannonball along, quicken, bucket along, race, hurry, accelerate, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, expedite, look sharp, induce, pelt along, stimulate, festinate, speed up, step on it, rush

  7. accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken(verb)

    move faster

    "The car accelerated"

    recreate, hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, quicken, cannonball along, vivify, whet, bucket along, race, hurry, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, accelerate, renovate, revivify, reanimate, pelt along, animate, repair, revive, invigorate, speed up, step on it, rush

  8. travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip(verb)

    move very fast

    "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

    zipper, hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, cannonball along, zip up, bucket along, race, hurry, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, accelerate, look sharp, pelt along, quicken, festinate, speed up, step on it, rush

  9. speed(verb)

    travel at an excessive or illegal velocity

    "I got a ticket for speeding"

    hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, quicken, cannonball along, bucket along, race, hurry, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, accelerate, pelt along, speed up, step on it, rush

  10. accelerate, speed, speed up(verb)

    cause to move faster

    "He accelerated the car"

    hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, quicken, cannonball along, bucket along, race, hurry, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, accelerate, pelt along, speed up, step on it, rush


  1. speed(noun)


  2. speed(noun)

    To succeed; to prosper, be lucky.


  3. speed(noun)

    To help someone, to give them fortune.

    God speed, until we meet again.


  4. speed(noun)

    To go fast, especially excessively fast.

    The Ferrari was speeding along the road.


  5. speed(noun)

    To exceed the speed limit.

    Why do you speed when the road is so icy?


  6. speed(verb)

    To increase the rate at which something occurs


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. speed

    To quicken, in the sense here considered, is to increase speed, move or cause to move more rapidly, as through more space or with, a greater number of motions in the same time. To accelerate is to increase the speed of action or of motion. A motion whose speed increases upon itself is said to be accelerated, as the motion of a falling body, which becomes swifter with every second of time. To accelerate any work is to hasten it toward a finish, commonly by quickening all its operations in orderly unity toward the result. To despatch is to do and be done with, to get a thing off one's hands. To despatch an enemy is to kill him outright and quickly; to despatch a messenger is to send him in haste; to despatch a business is to bring it quickly to an end. Despatch is commonly used of single items. To promote a cause is in any way to bring it forward, advance it in power, prominence, etc. To speed is really to secure swiftness; to hasten is to attempt it, whether successfully or unsuccessfully. Hurry always indicates something of confusion. The hurried man forgets dignity, appearance, comfort, courtesy, everything but speed; he may forget something vital to the matter in hand; yet, because reckless haste may attain the great object of speed, hurry has come to be the colloquial and popular word for acting quickly. To facilitate is to quicken by making easy; to expedite is to quicken by removing hindrances. A good general will improve roads to facilitate the movements of troops, hasten supplies and perfect discipline to promote the general efficiency of the force, despatch details of business, expedite all preparations, in order to accelerate the advance and victory of his army.

    accelerate, advance, despatch, drive, drive on, expedite, facilitate, further, hasten, hurry, make haste, press forward, promote, quicken, urge, urge on

    check, clog, delay, drag, hinder, impede, obstruct, retard

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. speed

    despatch, expedite, accelerate, urge, hasten, hurry, press

    retard, delay, postpone, obstruct, drag, loiter, dawdle, linger, lag, stay

Editors Contribution

  1. peyton

    a person with grate power

    Submitted by milton.keathley on December 5, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. speed(v. n.)

    make haste

  2. speed(v. n.)

    succeed, prosper, thrive, flourish

  3. speed(v. n.)

    fare, get on

  4. speed(v. a.)

    hasten, expedite, accelerate, hurry, despatch, quicken, precipitate, forward, urge or press forward, urge or press on

  5. speed(v. a.)

    assist, help, aid, help forward

  6. speed(v. a.)

    prosper, favor, make successful

  7. speed(n.)

    haste, hurry, despatch, celerity, swiftness, fleetness, velocity, quickness, rapidity, expedition

  8. speed(n.)

    success, prosperity, good fortune, good luck, favorable issue

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. speed(n)

    velocity, swiftness, rapidity, celerity, haste, expedition, dispatch, posthaste, impetuosity

    Associated words:
    tachymeter, tachometer, trechometer, stathmograph, momentum, impetus

  2. speed(v)

    hurry, hasten, accelerate, expedite, quicken, dispatch, facilitate, prosper, favor

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

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How to use Speed in a sentence?

  1. Katie Fitzgerald:

    It's the speed that this is hitting us that is making it so difficult to contend with, the current inventories that we have in place were not designed to serve the numbers of people who need help now.

  2. Harry Reid:

    I'm sorry I hurt myself doing something that I've been doing for years. But it's affected my stability. I'm getting better, i've been doing exercises for that. ... I can read now. Don't read nearly as fast as I used to. I had world-class speed reading ability. I don't have that anymore. But I'm doing just fine.

  3. Oliver Plunkett:

    Whilst clearly the outcome so far is extremely disappointing, as a company, we are truly proud of what we have achieved both in terms of the quality of data we've produced and the speed with which we covered such a vast area.

  4. David Ogilvy:

    A well-run restaurant is like a winning baseball team. It makes the most of every crew member's talent and takes advantage of every split-second opportunity to speed up service.

  5. Astronaut Scott Kelly:

    I'm looking down at the Earth right now and it's 250 miles below me, and only a small portion of that is the atmosphere, and when that Soyuz hits that atmosphere going 17,500 miles an hour, a lot of things have to happen just right to make sure we touch down and parachute safely. So when you look at that big space between us and the speed involved, it's pretty serious. And it's something that you definitely think about and consider. But it's my second time flying the Soyuz, my fourth time flying in space. It's something I signed up to do, and we'll be ready for it next Tuesday.

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