Definitions of fast:
  • noun:   abstaining from food
  • verb:   abstain from eating
    Example: "Before the medical exam, you must fast"
  • verb:   abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    Example: "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"
  • adjective:   resistant to destruction or fading
    Example: "Fast colors"
  • adjective:   (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds
    Example: "A fast road"
  • adjective:   acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
    Example: "Fast film"
  • adjective:   at a rapid tempo
    Example: "The band played a fast fox trot"
  • adjective:   (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time
    Example: "My watch is fast"
  • adjective:   securely fixed in place
  • adjective:   hurried and brief
    Example: "A fast visit"
  • adjective:   firmly fastened or secured against opening
    Example: "Windows and doors were all fast"
  • adjective:   unrestrained by convention or morality
    Example: "Fast women"
  • adverb:   quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form)
    Example: "How fast can he get here?"
  • adverb:   firmly or tightly
    Example: "Held fast to the rope"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #6550)

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