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speed

 
Noun speed has 5 senses
  1. speed, velocity - distance travelled per unit time
    --1 is a kind of rate
    --1 has particulars:
     airspeed; escape velocity; groundspeed; hypervelocity; muzzle velocity; peculiar velocity; radial velocity; speed of light, light speed, c; steerageway; terminal velocity
    Derived forms: verb speed3, verb speed4, verb speed5, verb speed1, verb speed2
  2. speed, swiftness, fastness - a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed"
    --2 is a kind of pace, rate
    --2 has particulars:
     haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitation; acceleration; deceleration, slowing, retardation; execution speed; graduality, gradualness
    Derived forms: verb speed4, verb speed5, verb speed3, verb speed1, verb speed2
  3. speed, speeding, hurrying - changing location rapidly
    --3 is a kind of motion, movement, move
    --3 has particulars: acceleration, quickening, speedup; scud, scudding
    Derived forms: verb speed4, verb speed5, verb speed3, verb speed2
  4. focal ratio, f number, stop number, speed - the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system
    --4 is a kind of ratio
  5. amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed - a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
    --5 is a kind of stimulant, stimulant drug; drug of abuse, street drug
    --5 has particulars:
     amphetamine sulfate, amphetamine sulphate; Benzedrine, bennie; dextroamphetamine sulphate, Dexedrine; methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trash
Verb speed has 5 senses
  1. rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along - step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
    --1 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun speed1, noun speed2, noun speeding1
    Sample sentence:
    They speed up the hill
  2. accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken - move faster; "The car accelerated"
    --2 is one way to intensify, deepen
    Derived forms: noun speed3, noun speed1, noun speed2
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't speed
  3. speed - travel at an excessive or illegal velocity; "I got a ticket for speeding"
    --3 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun speed3, noun speed1, noun speed2, noun speeder1, noun speeding1
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't speed
  4. travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip - move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
    --4 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun speed3, noun speed1, noun speed2
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't speed
  5. accelerate, speed, speed up - cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car"
    --5 is one way to modify, qualify
    Derived forms: noun speed3, noun speed1, noun speed2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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