What is fast?

  • (adj): Hurried and brief.
    Example: "A fast visit"
    Synonyms: flying, quick
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fast:

Fast And Loose (con Game)
... Fast and Loose is a cheating game played at fairs by sharpers ... stick in the true center loop — the one that holds Fast to the stick when the two ends of the strap are pulled ... 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 "K ...
Fastfood - History - United Kingdom
... In 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 ... Tommyfield Market 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 the ground" ... - 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 ...
... 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, and ... The term "fast food" was recognized in a dictionary by Merriam–Webster in 1951 ...
... Technology, 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 ...

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"
  • (adj): Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause.
    Example: "Fast friends"
    Synonyms: firm, loyal, truehearted
  • (adj): (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds.
    Example: "A fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay"
  • (adv): Firmly or tightly.
    Example: "Held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"
    Synonyms: tight
  • (adj): (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time.
    Example: "My watch is fast"
  • (verb): Abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons.
    Example: "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"
  • (noun): Abstaining from food.
    Synonyms: fasting
  • (verb): Abstain from eating.
    Example: "Before the medical exam, you must 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): 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"

Famous quotes containing the word fast:

    Unhappie Verse, the witnesse of my unhappie state,
    Make thy selfe fluttring wings of thy fast flying
    Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)

    Some of the smartest women in the country said that they’re too embarrassed to attend their reunions at Harvard Business School if they have dropped out of the work force, left the fast track by choosing part-time work, or decided to follow anything other than the standard male career path.
    Deborah J. Swiss (20th century)

    Youth, however, is a defect that she is fast getting away from and may perhaps be entirely rid of before I shall want her.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)