Synonyms for speed

Synonyms for (noun) speed

Synonyms: speed, speeding, hurrying

Definition: changing location rapidly

Similar words: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path


Synonyms: pep pill, speed, amphetamine, upper

Definition: a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression

Similar words: drug of abuse, street drug

Definition: a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction


Similar words: stimulant, stimulant drug, excitant

Definition: a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process


Synonyms: fastness, speed, swiftness

Definition: a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens

Usage: the project advanced with gratifying speed

Similar words: rate, pace

Definition: the relative speed of progress or change

Usage: he lived at a fast pace; he works at a great rate; the pace of events accelerated


Synonyms: f number, focal ratio, stop number, speed

Definition: the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system

Similar words: ratio

Definition: the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)


Synonyms: speed, velocity

Definition: distance travelled per unit time

Similar words: rate

Definition: a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

Usage: they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour; the rate of change was faster than expected

Synonyms for (verb) speed

Synonyms: speed, speed up, accelerate, quicken

Definition: move faster

Usage: The car accelerated

Similar words: deepen, intensify

Definition: become more intense

Usage: The debate intensified; His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan


Synonyms: accelerate, speed, speed up

Definition: cause to move faster

Usage: He accelerated the car

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: zip, travel rapidly, hurry, speed

Definition: move very fast

Usage: The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: speed

Definition: travel at an excessive or illegal velocity

Usage: I got a ticket for speeding

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: hasten, hotfoot, hie, cannonball along, bucket along, pelt along, belt along, step on it, race, speed, rush, rush along

Definition: move fast

Usage: He rushed down the hall to receive his guests; The cars raced down the street

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast