The rate at which someone or something moves or operates or is able to move or operate
With as much speed or energy as possible
(Of a motorist or vehicle) travel at a speed that is greater than the legal limit
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
Lesley grew frustrated at the slow speed of their progress
The speed of a jet; specifically that of a jet aircraft; (hence hyperbolically) an extremely high speed.
Slower than expected
A small punchbag used by boxers for practising quick punches
An increase in speed, especially in a person’s or machine’s rate of working
The speed of light. Also (hyperbolically): an extremely high speed.
(Of a CD-ROM drive, especially formerly) capable of revolving the CD-ROM at a speed of 920 rpm
The speed at which a wire is moved or dispensed by a machine or process.
The operating speed of a computer or its microprocessor, expressed in cycles per second (megahertz)
Moving, operating, or happening very quickly
A ridge set at intervals in a road surface to control the speed of vehicles
A function on some telephones which allows numbers to be entered into a memory and dialled with the push of a single button
The maximum speed at which a vehicle may legally travel on a particular stretch of road
Read rapidly by assimilating several phrases or sentences at once
A radar trap
An extremely high speed
The rate at which air is moving in a particular area
a modern high-speed train operates between the major cities
The speed of an Alfvén wave, which is characteristic for a plasma of given properties.
The rate of revolution of an engine's crankshaft.
The speed at which railway trains may or can run; (figurative) a very fast speed.
A form of garage music originating in the United Kingdom in the late 1990s, characterized by a fast beat and a heavy bass line like that of drum and bass.
The circumferential speed of a rotating wheel, bobbin, tool, etc.
An aircraft’s speed relative to the ground
The speed at which an aircraft lands
The nominal time for which a shutter is open at a given setting
A speed bump
A roadside camera triggered by speeding vehicles, taking either video footage or a photograph of the vehicle with a record of its speed
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
A form of ice skating in which competitors race against each other, typically around an oval track
The speed of an aircraft above which a take-off should not normally be aborted.
The speed of a vehicle travelling on a railroad; a very rapid pace.
The air speed above which the effect of a control surface is reversed, and at which it is nullified, by the aerodynamic effect of the elastic deformation caused by the action of the surface.
A speed for a particular vehicle, ship, or aircraft, usually somewhat below maximum, that is comfortable and economical
A rate of speech slow enough for someone to be able to write down what is said
Operating at full speed or at an expected rate or level
A motorist who enjoys driving fast
(Of a vehicle) go faster; accelerate
The ability to go fast when necessary
Move or work more quickly
Any of various heat-treated steel alloys of great toughness and hardness, used in tools for high-speed cutting and drilling (especially those in which the components may become red hot from friction); frequently attributive.
A check on the speed of motor vehicles that employs radar; a radar trap.
= radar trap.
You make better progress with a task if you don’t try to do it too quickly