What is fast?

  • (adj): (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds.
    Example: "A fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fast:

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 the ground". 6 foot 1 or 186 centimetres - tall for that time) 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 ...
Fast And Loose (con Game)
... Fast and Loose is a cheating game played at fairs by sharpers ... in the true center loop — the one that holds Fast to the stick when the two ends of the strap are pulled ... 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 ...
... 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
... at Oldham's Tommyfield Market marks the origin of the fish and chip shop and fast food industries in Britain ... British fast food had considerable regional variation ... The content of fast food pies has varied, with poultry (such as chickens) or wildfowl commonly being used ...
... Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly ... 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, and served to the ... The term "fast food" was recognized in a dictionary by Merriam–Webster in 1951 ...

More definitions of "fast":

  • (adj): Resistant to destruction or fading.
    Example: "Fast colors"
  • (adj): At a rapid tempo.
    Example: "The band played a fast fox trot"
  • (verb): Abstain from eating.
    Example: "Before the medical exam, you must fast"
  • (verb): Abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons.
    Example: "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"
  • (adj): (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time.
    Example: "My watch is fast"
  • (adj): Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause.
    Example: "Fast friends"
    Synonyms: firm, loyal, truehearted
  • (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"
  • (adj): Hurried and brief.
    Example: "A fast visit"
    Synonyms: flying, quick
  • (noun): Abstaining from food.
    Synonyms: fasting
  • (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"
  • (adv): Firmly or tightly.
    Example: "Held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"
    Synonyms: tight

Famous quotes containing the word fast:

    Man ... cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Endlessly, time-honoured irritant,
    A bubble is restively forming at your tip.
    Burst it as fast as we can
    It will grow again, until we begin dying.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    When I am here, I do not fast on the Sabbath; when I am in Rome, I fast on the Sabbath.
    Ambrose (c. 333–397)