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Synonyms for speed

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. speednoun


  2. speednoun

    To succeed; to prosper, be lucky.


  3. speednoun

    To help someone, to give them fortune.

    God speed, until we meet again.


  4. speednoun

    To go fast, especially excessively fast.

    The Ferrari was speeding along the road.


  5. speednoun

    any amphetamine drug used as a stimulant, especially illegally, especially methamphetamine

    Why do you speed when the road is so icy?


  6. speedverb

    To increase the rate at which something occurs


English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms4.3 / 3 votes

  1. speed

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. speed, velocitynoun

    distance travelled per unit time

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

  2. speed, swiftness, fastnessnoun

    a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens

    "the project advanced with gratifying speed"

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

  3. speed, speeding, hurryingnoun

    changing location rapidly

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

  4. focal ratio, f number, stop number, speednoun

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

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

  5. 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

    speeding, swiftness, fastness, upper, pep pill, 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 itverb

    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, expedite, look sharp, induce, pelt along, stimulate, festinate, speed up, step on it, rush

  7. accelerate, speed up, speed, quickenverb

    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, accelerate, renovate, revivify, reanimate, pelt along, animate, repair, revive, invigorate, speed up, step on it, rush

  8. travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zipverb

    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, accelerate, look sharp, pelt along, quicken, festinate, speed up, step on it, rush

  9. speedverb

    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 upverb

    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, accelerate, pelt along, speed up, step on it, rush

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. peyton

    a person with grate power

    Submitted by milton.keathley on December 5, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. speedverb

    make haste

  2. speedverb

    succeed, prosper, thrive, flourish

  3. speedverb

    fare, get on

  4. speedverb

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

  5. speedverb

    assist, help, aid, help forward

  6. speedverb

    prosper, favor, make successful

  7. speednoun

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

  8. speednoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. speednoun

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

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

  2. speedverb

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

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  1. Katelyn Allers:

    On Earth, for example, say you have a cloud being blown by some wind, if you're looking down at Earth from space, you could measure the speed of a continent as it rotates in and out of view and a different speed for the cloud as it rotates in and out of view. And that difference in speed occurs because wind has pushed that cloud relative to the surface.

  2. Robert Bleischwitz:

    The fans in front help to produce an air cushion, because the wing is tilted like a wedge and so the air is trapped below the wing surface and like a hovercraft it can elevate up at the beginning, so it can really lift off at nearly zero speed. And later you can tilt these thrusters in the front to get into a more streamlined, so which is then in the performance, better. So you use tillable rotors in the front to lift off at lower speed and fly at higher speed.

  3. Chris Jackson:

    So: You have a high-speed train, operating on a track which is not purposed for high-speed trains, with no high-speed train signaling/warning system in place, and then you add a sharp curve into the equation. Thus the crash.

  4. Isaac Asimov:

    I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.

  5. David Glasgow Farragut:

    Damn the torpedoes, Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed! (frequently erroreously quoted as 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead')

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