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speed British & World English

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

speed English Thesaurus

Lesley grew frustrated at the slow speed of their progress

full steam ahead British & World English

With as much speed or energy as possible

speeded in speed British & World English

(Of a motorist or vehicle) travel at a speed that is greater than the legal limit

speed in Alfvén wave British & World English

A transverse magnetohydrodynamic wave travelling in the direction of the magnetic field in a magnetized plasma. The velocity of such waves (the Alfvén velocity or speed) is characteristic for a plasma of given properties

off-speed British & World English

Slower than expected

speed bag British & World English

A small punchbag used by boxers for practising quick punches

speed-up British & World English

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

clock speed British & World English

The operating speed of a computer or its microprocessor, expressed in cycles per second (megahertz)

high-speed British & World English

Moving, operating, or happening very quickly

quad-speed British & World English

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

speed bump British & World English

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

speed dial British & World English

A function on some telephones which allows numbers to be entered into a memory and dialled with the push of a single button

speed limit British & World English

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

speed-read British & World English

Read rapidly by assimilating several phrases or sentences at once

warp speed British & World English

An extremely high speed

high-speed English Thesaurus

a modern high-speed train operates between the major cities

high speed New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

ground speed British & World English

An aircraft’s speed relative to the ground

shutter speed British & World English

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

speed camera British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

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

cruising speed British & World English

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

dictation speed British & World English

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

up to speed British & World English

Operating at full speed or at an expected rate or level

speed merchant British & World English

A motorist who enjoys driving fast

pick up speed British & World English

(Of a vehicle) go faster; accelerate

turn of speed British & World English

The ability to go fast when necessary

speed up in speed British & World English

Move or work more quickly

more haste, less speed British & World English

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

up to speed in speed British & World English

Operating at full speed or at an expected rate or level

pick up speed in speed British & World English

(Of a vehicle) go faster; accelerate

turn of speed in turn British & World English

The ability to go fast when necessary

speedball British & World English

A mixture of cocaine with heroin

speed hump in speed bump British & World English

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

speed up in speed English Thesaurus

Smith shouted at them to speed up


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