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speed US English

The rate at which someone or something is able to move or operate

speed US Thesaurus

the speed of their progress

full steam ahead US English

Used to indicate that one should proceed with as much speed or energy as possible

speed in Alfvén wave US English

A hydromagnetic shear wave in a plasma that moves along magnetic field lines. The velocity of such waves (the Alfvén velocity or speed) is characteristic for a plasma of given properties

off-speed US English

Slower than expected

at speed US English

Quickly

speed bag US English

A small punching bag used by boxers for practicing quick punches

speed-up US English

An increase in speed, especially in a person’s or machine’s rate of working

clock speed US English

The operating speed of a computer or its microprocessor, defined as the rate at which it performs internal operations and expressed in cycles per second (megahertz)

high-speed US English

Moving, operating, or happening very quickly

quad-speed US English

(Of a CD-ROM drive, especially formerly) capable of revolving the CD-ROM at a speed of 920 rpm

speed bump US English

A ridge set in a road surface, typically at intervals, to control the speed of vehicles

speed dial US English

A function on some telephones that allows numbers to be entered into a memory and dialed using fewer buttons

speed limit US English

The maximum speed at which a vehicle may legally travel on a particular stretch of road

speed-read US English

Read rapidly by assimilating several phrases or sentences at once

speed trap US English

An area of road in which hidden police detect vehicles exceeding a speed limit, typically by radar

warp speed US English

An extremely high speed

high-speed US Thesaurus

a high-speed chase on the highway

high speed New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

shutter speed US English

The time for which a shutter is open at a given setting

speed breaker US English

A speed bump

speed camera US English

A roadside camera triggered by speeding vehicles, taking either video footage or a photograph of the vehicle with a record of its speed

speed dating US English

An organized social activity in which people seeking romantic relationships have a series of short conversations with potential partners in order to determine whether there is mutual interest

speed skating US English

The sport of competitive racing on specially designed skates, typically around an oval track

cruising speed US English

A speed for a particular vehicle, ship, or aircraft, usually somewhat below maximum, that is comfortable and economical

dictation speed US English

A rate of speech slow enough for someone to be able to write down what is said

up to speed US English

Operating at full speed

speed merchant US English

A motorist who enjoys driving fast

pick up speed US English

(Of a vehicle) go faster; accelerate

turn of speed US English

The ability to go fast when necessary

speed up in speed US English

Move or work more quickly

more haste, less speed US English

You make better progress with a task if you don’t try to do it too quickly

up to speed in speed US English

Operating at full speed

pick up speed in speed US English

(Of a vehicle) go faster; accelerate

turn of speed in turn US English

The ability to go fast when necessary

groundspeed US English

An aircraft’s speed relative to the ground

speedball US English

A mixture of cocaine and heroin

speed hump in speed bump US English

A ridge set in a road surface, typically at intervals, to control the speed of vehicles

full steam ahead in full1 US English

Used to indicate that one should proceed with as much speed or energy as possible

speedwriting US English

A form of shorthand using the letters of the alphabet


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