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Fast

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Noun

1. fast, fasting

abstaining from food

Verb

2. fast

abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons

Example Sentences:
'Catholics sometimes fast during Lent'

3. fast

abstain from eating

Example Sentences:
'Before the medical exam, you must fast'

Adjective

4. fast

acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

Example Sentences:
'fast film'
'on the fast track in school'
'set a fast pace'
'a fast car'

5. fast

(used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time

Example Sentences:
'my watch is fast'

6. fast

at a rapid tempo

Example Sentences:
'the band played a fast fox trot'

7. fast

(of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds

Example Sentences:
'a fast road'
'grass courts are faster than clay'

8. fast

resistant to destruction or fading

Example Sentences:
'fast colors'

9. debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, fast, libertine, profligate, riotous

unrestrained by convention or morality

Example Sentences:
'Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society'
'deplorably dissipated and degraded'
'riotous living'
'fast women'

10. fast, flying, quick

hurried and brief

Example Sentences:
'paid a flying visit'
'took a flying glance at the book'
'a quick inspection'
'a fast visit'

11. fast, firm, immobile

securely fixed in place

Example Sentences:
'the post was still firm after being hit by the car'

12. fast, firm, loyal, truehearted

unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause

Example Sentences:
'a firm ally'
'loyal supporters'
'the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe'
'fast friends'

13. fast

(of a photographic lens or emulsion) causing a shortening of exposure time

Example Sentences:
'a fast lens'

Adverb

14. fast

quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form)

Example Sentences:
'how fast can he get here?'
'ran as fast as he could'
'needs medical help fast'
'fast-running rivers'
'fast-breaking news'
'fast-opening (or fast-closing) shutters'

15. fast, tight

firmly or closely

Example Sentences:
'held fast to the rope'
'her foot was stuck fast'
'held tight'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Fast

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adjective
1. 
acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; swift
2. 
accomplished in or lasting a short time
fast work
a fast visit
3. (prenominal)
adapted to or facilitating rapid movement
the fast lane of a motorway
4. 
requiring rapidity of action or movement
a fast sport
5. 
(of a clock, etc) indicating a time in advance of the correct time
6. 
given to an active dissipated life
7. 
of or characteristic of such activity
a fast life
8. 
not easily moved; firmly fixed; secure
9. 
firmly fastened, secured, or shut
10. 
steadfast; constant (esp in the phrase fast friends)
11. sport
(of a playing surface, running track, etc) conducive to rapid speed, as of a ball used on it or of competitors playing or racing on it
12. 
that will not fade or change colour readily
a fast dye
13. 
a. 
proof against fading
the colour is fast to sunlight
b. 
(in combination)
washfast
14. photography
a. 
requiring a relatively short time of exposure to produce a given density
a fast film
b. 
permitting a short exposure time
a fast shutter
15. cricket
(of a bowler) characteristically delivering the ball rapidly
16. informal
glib or unreliable; deceptive
a fast talker
17. archaic
sound; deep
a fast sleep
18. informal
a deceptive or unscrupulous trick (esp in the phrase pull a fast one)
19.  fast worker
adverb
20. 
quickly; rapidly
21. 
soundly; deeply
fast asleep
22. 
firmly; tightly
23. 
in quick succession
24. 
in advance of the correct time
my watch is running fast
25. 
in a reckless or dissipated way
26.  fast by
27.  play fast and loose
exclamation
28. archery
(said by the field captain to archers) stop shooting!
verb
1. (intransitive)
to abstain from eating all or certain foods or meals, esp as a religious observance
noun
2. 
a. 
an act or period of fasting
b. 
(as modifier)
a fast day

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Fast

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adjective
1. 
not easily moved, freed, or separated; firm, fixed, or stuck
the ship was fast on the rocks
2. 
firmly fastened or shut
make the shutters fast
3. 
loyal; devoted
fast friends
4. 
that will not fade
fast colors
5. 
rapid in movement or action; swift; quick; speedy
6. 
permitting or facilitating swift movement
a fast highway
7. 
taking or lasting a short time
a fast lunch
8. 
showing or keeping to a time in advance of a standard or scheduled time
his watch is fast
9. 
a. 
living in a reckless, wild, dissipated way
a fast crowd
b. 
promiscuous sexually
10.  US, Informal
glib and deceptive
a fast talker
11.  Slang
acting, gotten, done, etc. quickly and often dishonestly
out for a fast buck
12.  Bacteriology
resistant to dissolution or decolorization, as certain bacteria
13.  Photography
adapted to or allowing very short exposure time
a fast lens, fast film
14.  Dialectal
complete; sound
a fast sleep
adverb
15. 
firmly; fixedly
16. 
thoroughly; soundly
fast asleep
17. 
rapidly; swiftly; quickly; speedily
18. 
ahead of time
19. 
in a reckless, dissipated way; wildly
20.  OLD-FASHIONED, Poetic, Obsolete
close; near
fast by the river
noun
21.  Nautical
a rope for mooring
a stern fast
verb intransitive
1. 
to abstain from all or certain foods, as in observing a holy day
2. 
to eat very little or nothing
noun
3. 
the act of fasting
4. 
a day or period of fasting

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Fast

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adj. fast·er, fast·est
1. Acting, moving, or capable of acting or moving quickly; swift.
2.
a. Accomplished in relatively little time: a fast visit.
b. Acquired quickly with little effort and sometimes unscrupulously: made a fast buck scalping tickets.
3. Quick to understand or learn; mentally agile: a class for the faster students.
4. Indicating a time somewhat ahead of the actual time: The clock is fast.
5. Allowing rapid movement or action: a fast running track.
6. Designed for or compatible with a short exposure time: fast film.
7.
a. Disposed to dissipation; wild: ran with a fast crowd.
b. Flouting conventional moral standards; sexually promiscuous.
8. Resistant, as to destruction or fading: fast colors.
9. Firmly fixed or fastened: a fast grip.
10. Fixed firmly in place; secure: shutters that are fast against the rain.
11. Lasting; permanent: fast rules and regulations.
12. Deep; sound: in a fast sleep.
adv. faster, fastest
1. In a secure manner; tightly: hold fast.
2. To a sound degree; deeply: fast asleep.
3. In a rapid manner; quickly.
4. In quick succession: New ideas followed fast.
5. Ahead of the correct or expected time: a watch that runs fast.
6. In a dissipated, immoderate way: living fast.
7. Archaic Close by; near.
intr.v. fast·ed, fast·ing, fasts
1. To abstain from food.
2. To eat very little or abstain from certain foods, especially as a religious discipline.
n.
1. The act or practice of abstaining from or eating very little food.
2. A period of such abstention or self-denial.

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