Associations to the word «Fast»


FAST, adjective. (dated) Firmly or securely fixed in place; stable. [from 9th c.]
FAST, adjective. Firm against attack; fortified by nature or art; impregnable; strong.
FAST, adjective. (of people) Steadfast, with unwavering feeling. (Now only in set phrases like "fast friend".) [from 10th c.]
FAST, adjective. Moving with great speed, or capable of doing so; swift, rapid. [from 14th c.]
FAST, adjective. Causing unusual rapidity of play or action.
FAST, adjective. (computing) (of a piece of hardware) Able to transfer data in a short period of time.
FAST, adjective. Deep or sound (of sleep); fast asleep (of people). [16th-19th c.]
FAST, adjective. (of dyes or colours) Not running or fading when subjected to detrimental conditions such as wetness or intense light; permanent. [from 17th c.]
FAST, adjective. (obsolete) Tenacious; retentive.
FAST, adjective. (colloquial) Having an extravagant lifestyle or immoral habits. [from 18th c.]
FAST, adjective. Ahead of the correct time or schedule. [from 19th c.]
FAST, adjective. (of photographic film) More sensitive to light than average. [from 20th c.]
FAST, adverb. In a firm or secure manner, securely; in such a way as not to be moved [from 10th c.].
FAST, adverb. (of sleeping) Deeply or soundly [from 13th c.].
FAST, adverb. Immediately following in place or time; close, very near [from 13th c.].
FAST, adverb. Quickly, with great speed; within a short time [from 13th c.].
FAST, adverb. Ahead of the correct time or schedule.
FAST, noun. (British) (rail transport) A train that calls at only some stations it passes between its origin and destination, typically just the principal stations
FAST, interjection. (archery) Short for "stand fast", a warning not to pass between the arrow and the target
FAST, verb. (intransitive) To abstain from food, or eat very little, especially for religious or medical reasons.
FAST, noun. The act or practice of abstaining from food or of eating very little food.
FAST, noun. The period of time during which one abstains from or eats very little food.
FAST AND FURIOUS, adjective. (idiomatic) rapid and energetic
FAST ASLEEP, adjective. (idiomatic) Sleeping, in a deep sleep
FAST BACKWARD, verb. (transitive) To cause playout of (a video, audio, or other digital media file) to move very fast backwards in time, so that when the device is played, it will start at an earlier point.
FAST BACKWARD, verb. (intransitive) (of a digital media file) To be so moved.
FAST BOWLER, noun. (cricket) A bowler who specialises in bowling the ball fast; as opposed to a spin bowler.
FAST BREAK, noun. (basketball) An offensive play in which a team, having won possession of the ball, moves the ball downcourt as quickly as possible, attempting to get an easy shot before the defense can set up.
FAST BUCK, noun. Money earned quickly, often with other means than hard work.
FAST BUSY SIGNAL, noun. (telephony) An audible signal on a voice phone line that sounds more frequently than a standard busy singal, indicating that no transmission path to the called phone number is available.
FAST BUSY SIGNALS, noun. Plural of fast busy signal
FAST CLEAR DOWN, noun. (call center jargon) A caller who hangs up immediately when they hear a delay announcement.
FAST COMPANY, noun. Companions of either gender who do morally questionable things.
FAST FOLLOWER, noun. (marketing) One who is not an early adopter but begins using a product or service shortly after its introduction.
FAST FOLLOWERS, noun. Plural of fast follower
FAST FOOD, adjective. Used to describe an establishment serving this kind of food
FAST FOOD, noun. A type of meal that is often standardized, pre-prepared, and served quickly.
FAST FOOD, noun. A type of food that is quickly made, but of low nutritional value; junk food.
FAST FOOD, noun. Anything standardized, quickly available, and inexpensive, often, of low value.
FAST FOOD PLACE, noun. A fast food restaurant.
FAST FOOD RESTAURANT, noun. Any restaurant characterised by the ability, in principle, to provide hot food with the minimum of delay (typically no longer than a patron would be happy to stand and wait). Does not necessarily preclude the cooking of food to order.
FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS, noun. Plural of fast food restaurant
FAST FORWARD, verb. (transitive) To cause an audio or video tape, digital media stream, etc. to move forward very fast, so that when the device is played, it will start at a later point.
FAST FORWARD, verb. (intransitive) To be fast-forwarded; to move ahead in this fashion.
FAST FORWARD, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) (by extension) to shift one's attention or focus toward a later point in time.
FAST FORWARD, noun. A button that causes media to be fast forwarded.
FAST FORWARDED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of fast forward
FAST FORWARDING, verb. Present participle of fast forward
FAST FORWARDS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fast forward
FAST FORWARDS, noun. Plural of fast forward
FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM, noun. A member of a certain family of algorithms for efficiently computing the discrete Fourier transform of data.
FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM, noun. An instance of performing one of these algorithms.
FAST FOURIER TRANSFORMS, noun. Plural of fast Fourier transform
FAST FRIEND, noun. (often in the plural) Any of a group of friends who are often in each other’s company, and appear to be inseparable
FAST LANE, noun. On a multilane road, the lane intended or reserved for vehicles moving at faster speeds.
FAST LANE, noun. (figuratively) (by extension) Any situation or activity where the pace is very rapid.
FAST LANES, noun. Plural of fast lane
FAST RADIO BURST, noun. (astronomy) a tight band of radio-frequency waves that lasts only a millisecond, which packs the energy of millions of years of Solar output
FAST RADIO BURST, noun. (astronomy) Synonym of blitzar. (the phenomenon which emits such a burst)
FAST RADIO BURSTS, noun. Plural of fast radio burst
FAST ROPE, verb. (US) To slide down a rope as a means of descending to the ground, especially from a hovering helicopter
FAST TIMES, noun. (chiefly US) (set phrase) A period of time characterized by quickly-paced activity, especially involving extravagant or risky conduct, sexual behavior, or other exciting events.
FAST TRACK, noun. A race track with optimum conditions for high speeds
FAST TRACK, noun. A railroad for express trains.
FAST TRACK, noun. The quickest or most direct method or path.
FAST TRACK, noun. A high-pressure or intensely competitive situation, particularly one characterised by rapid advancement.
FAST TRACK, verb. To progress something with unusual rapidity.
FAST TRACKED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of fast track
FAST TRACKING, verb. Present participle of fast track
FAST TRACKS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fast track
FAST YELLOW AB, noun. (chemistry) a yellow azo dye formerly used as a food colouring

Dictionary definition

FAST, noun. Abstaining from food.
FAST, verb. Abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons; "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent".
FAST, verb. Abstain from eating; "Before the medical exam, you must fast".
FAST, adverb. Quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form); "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".
FAST, adverb. Firmly or closely; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight".
FAST, adjective. Acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car".
FAST, adjective. (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time; "my watch is fast".
FAST, adjective. At a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot".
FAST, adjective. (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds; "a fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay".
FAST, adjective. Resistant to destruction or fading; "fast colors".
FAST, adjective. Unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women".
FAST, adjective. Hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit".
FAST, adjective. Securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car".
FAST, adjective. Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends".
FAST, adjective. (of a photographic lens or emulsion) causing a shortening of exposure time; "a fast lens".

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