Definitions for fast

Definitions for (noun) fast

Main entry: fast, fasting

Definition: abstaining from food

Definitions for (verb) fast

Main entry: fast

Definition: abstain from eating

Usage: Before the medical exam, you must fast

Main entry: fast

Definition: abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons

Usage: Catholics sometimes fast during Lent

Definitions for (adj) fast

Main entry: fast

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

Usage: a fast lens

Main entry: fast, firm, truehearted, loyal

Definition: unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause

Usage: a firm ally; loyal supporters; the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; fast friends

Main entry: fast

Definition: acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

Usage: fast film; on the fast track in school; set a fast pace; a fast car

Main entry: fast

Definition: at a rapid tempo

Usage: the band played a fast fox trot

Main entry: fast

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

Usage: my watch is fast

Main entry: firm, fast, immobile

Definition: securely fixed in place

Usage: the post was still firm after being hit by the car

Main entry: quick, fast, flying

Definition: hurried and brief

Usage: paid a flying visit; took a flying glance at the book; a quick inspection; a fast visit

Main entry: riotous, profligate, libertine, debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, fast

Definition: unrestrained by convention or morality

Usage: Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society; deplorably dissipated and degraded; riotous living; fast women

Main entry: fast

Definition: resistant to destruction or fading

Usage: fast colors

Main entry: fast

Definition: (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds

Usage: a fast road; grass courts are faster than clay

Definitions for (adv) fast

Main entry: fast

Definition: quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form)

Usage: 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

Main entry: fast, tight

Definition: firmly or closely

Usage: held fast to the rope; her foot was stuck fast; held tight

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