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Fast meaning

fast - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. at a rapid tempo; " the band played a fast fox trot"
  2. 2. resistant to destruction or fading; " fast colors"
  3. 3. ( of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds; " a fast road"; " grass courts are faster than clay"
  4. 4. To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry.
  5. 5. To practice abstinence as a religious exercise or duty; to abstain from food voluntarily for a time, for the mortification of the body or appetites, or as a token of grief, or humiliation and penitence.
  6. 6. Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment.
  7. 7. Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a spiritual discipline, or as a token of religious humiliation.
  8. 8. Firmly fixed; closely adhering; made firm; not loose, unstable, or easily moved; immovable; as, to make fast the door.
  9. 9. Firm against attack; fortified by nature or art; impregnable; strong.
  10. 10. Firm in adherence; steadfast; not easily separated or alienated; faithful; as, a fast friend.
  11. 11. Permanent; not liable to fade by exposure to air or by washing; durable; lasting; as, fast colors.
  12. 12. Tenacious; retentive.
  13. 13. Not easily disturbed or broken; deep; sound.
  14. 14. Moving rapidly; quick in mition; rapid; swift; as, a fast horse.
  15. 15. Given to pleasure seeking; disregardful of restraint; reckless; wild; dissipated; dissolute; as, a fast man; a fast liver.
  16. 16. In a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly; firmly; immovably.
  17. 17. In a fast or rapid manner; quickly; swiftly; extravagantly; wildly; as, to run fast; to live fast.
  18. 18. The shaft of a column, or trunk of pilaster.
  19. 19. In such a condition, as to resilience, etc., as to make possible unusual rapidity of play or action; as, a fast racket, or tennis court; a fast track; a fast billiard table, etc.
  20. 20. Abstinence from food; day of fasting.
  21. 21. Firm; fixed; rapid; quick.
  22. 22. Firmly; swiftly.
  23. 23. To abstain from food.

fast - examples of usage

  1. We are the last to leave, except a few men with fast horses who know the country every step. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. His eyes were closed; he was fast asleep. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. " I'll come, fast enough," he replied. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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