Adjective: fast (faster,fastest) fãst
Adverb: fast fãst
- Acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
"fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
- (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time
"my watch is fast"
- (music) at a rapid tempo
"the band played a fast fox trot"
- (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds
"a fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay"
- Resistant to destruction or fading
- Unrestrained by convention or morality
- debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous
- Hurried and brief
"a fast visit";
- flying, quick
- Securely fixed in place
- firm, immobile
- Unwavering in devotion to friend, vow or cause
- firm, loyal, truehearted
- (of a photographic lens or emulsion) causing a shortening of exposure time
"a fast lens"
Noun: fast fãst
- Quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form)
"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"
- Firmly or closely
"held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast";
Verb: fast fãst
- Abstaining from food
- Abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
"Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"
- Abstain from eating
"Before the medical exam, you must fast"
Derived forms: fastest, fasting, faster, fasted, fasts
See also: accelerated, alacritous, allegretto, allegro, andantino, blistering, causative, double-quick, express, faithful, fast-breaking, fastness, fast-paced, fixed, fleet, high-speed, high-velocity, hot, hurried, hurrying, immediate, immoral, imperviable, impervious, instant, instantaneous, meteoric, nippy [Brit], prestissimo, presto, prompt, quick, rapid, red-hot, scurrying, smart, smooth, speed, speedy, straightaway, sudden, swift, swiftness, vivace, windy, winged
Type of: abstain, abstinence, desist, refrain
Encyclopedia: Fast, Cheap & Out of Control