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Synonyms for speed
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Wiktionary

  1. speednoun

    Synonyms:
    velocity

  2. speednoun

    To succeed; to prosper, be lucky.

    Synonyms:
    velocity

  3. speednoun

    To help someone, to give them fortune.

    God speed, until we meet again.

    Synonyms:
    velocity

  4. speednoun

    To go fast, especially excessively fast.

    The Ferrari was speeding along the road.

    Synonyms:
    velocity

  5. speednoun

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

    Why do you speed when the road is so icy?

    Synonyms:
    velocity

  6. speedverb

    To increase the rate at which something occurs

    Synonyms:
    velocity

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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. speed

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. speed, velocitynoun

    distance travelled per unit time

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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 Contribution

  1. peyton

    a person with grate power

    Submitted by milton.keathley on December 5, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. speedverb

    Synonyms:
    make haste

  2. speedverb

    Synonyms:
    succeed, prosper, thrive, flourish

  3. speedverb

    Synonyms:
    fare, get on

  4. speedverb

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

  5. speedverb

    Synonyms:
    assist, help, aid, help forward

  6. speedverb

    Synonyms:
    prosper, favor, make successful

  7. speednoun

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

  8. speednoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. speednoun

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

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

  2. speedverb

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. SPEED

    Synonyms:
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How to use speed in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Failure/Mistake is synonymous with speed bump which is never meant to permanently stop anyone or any car. Rather, it's strictly meant to slow one or a car down i.e. it is designed to temporarily reduce one's speed in his or her journey to genuine success or Greatness. Yes! that's just what failure or mistake does. Thus, never stop forging ahead come what may (regardless of failures or mistakes). ~Emeasoba George

  2. Kevin Paffrath:

    He misstated our surplus, lied about ending the high speed rail, and is finally recognizing that this is a Californian recall, not a Republican recall.

  3. Phil Mickelson:

    I'm getting lighter, developing more core strength and speed and increasing my ball speed.

  4. Joseph Szabo:

    If there is a red signal you can't pass it. If there is a speed restriction, it will slow you down.

  5. Matthew Marcus:

    Very few truly rely on the gig, it’s tough to take advantage of that speed.


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