What is fast?

  • (adj): Securely fixed in place.
    Synonyms: firm, immobile
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fast:

... which he started in 1994, which in turn resulted in the formation of Fast Search Transfer (FAST), established on July 16, 1997 ... It was used primarily as a showpiece site for FAST's enterprise search engine ... According to FAST, AllTheWeb once rivaled Google in size and technology ...
Fastfood - History - United Kingdom
... areas which had access to coastal or tidal waters, 'fast food' would frequently include local shellfish or seafood, such as oysters or, as in London, eels ... marks the origin of the fish and chip shop and fast food industries in Britain ... British fast food had considerable regional variation ...
Frank Foster (cricketer)
... He was a fast-medium left-handed bowler who could develop a great deal of spin, which meant the ball could, in the words of a later Wisden, "double its speed upon hitting ... allowed him to gain a lot of bounce of the fast wickets of the day ... As a batsman, he was very aggressive and a fast scorer with a good range of strokes - most of his major innings were played at over a run a minute - but on difficult wickets his technique certainly had major flaws ...
... Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly ... While any meal with low preparation time can be considered to be fast food, typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients ... The term "fast food" was recognized in a dictionary by Merriam–Webster in 1951 ...
Fast And Loose (con Game)
... Fast and Loose is a cheating game played at fairs by sharpers ... true center loop — the one that holds Fast to the stick when the two ends of the strap are pulled ... others to try — "It's easy, if you know how to spot it." "Like a right gipsy, hath, at fast and loose, Beguiled me to the very heart of loss." Shakespeare also mentions "Fast and Loose" in "King John" and in "Love's ...

More definitions of "fast":

  • (adv): Quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form).
    Example: "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"
  • (adj): (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds.
    Example: "A fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay"
  • (adj): Resistant to destruction or fading.
    Example: "Fast colors"
  • (noun): Abstaining from food.
    Synonyms: fasting
  • (adj): Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause.
    Example: "Fast friends"
    Synonyms: firm, loyal, truehearted
  • (verb): Abstain from eating.
    Example: "Before the medical exam, you must fast"
  • (adj): Hurried and brief.
    Example: "A fast visit"
    Synonyms: flying, quick
  • (adj): (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time.
    Example: "My watch is fast"
  • (adj): Acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly.
    Example: "Fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
  • (adv): Firmly or tightly.
    Example: "Held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"
    Synonyms: tight
  • (adj): At a rapid tempo.
    Example: "The band played a fast fox trot"
  • (verb): Abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons.
    Example: "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"

Famous quotes containing the word fast:

    Footnotes are the finer-suckered surfaces that allow tentacular paragraphs to hold fast to the wider reality of the library.
    Nicholson Baker (b. 1957)

    There was a literary gentleman present who who had dramatised in his time two hundred and forty-seven novels as fast as they had come out—and who was a literary gentleman in consequence.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    In a herber green, asleep where I lay,
    The birds sang sweet in the mids of the day;
    I dreamed fast of mirth and play.
    In youth is pleasure, in youth is pleasure.
    Robert Wever (fl. C. 1550)