Associations to the word «Rapid»


RAPID, adjective. Very swift or quick.
RAPID, adjective. Steep, changing altitude quickly. (of a slope)
RAPID, adjective. Needing only a brief exposure time. (of a lens, plate, film, etc.)
RAPID, adjective. (England) (dialectal) Violent, severe.
RAPID, adjective. (obsolete) (dialectal) Happy.
RAPID, adverb. (archaic or colloquial) Rapidly.
RAPID, noun. (often in the plural) a rough section of a river or stream which is difficult to navigate due to the swift and turbulent motion of the water.
RAPID, noun. (dated) A burst of rapid fire.
RAPID EYE MOVEMENT, noun. Rapid movement of the eyes, characterising REM sleep
RAPID FIRE, adjective. Quickly, with minimal time between occurrences.
RAPID TRANSIT, noun. A commuter rail system that combines aspects of an interurban railway with those of a subway, using a menagerie of pathways such as viaduct, tunnel, beam, cut and cover, trench, at grade, and others.
RAPID UNPLANNED DISASSEMBLY, noun. (engineering) (euphemism) an explosion or breakup of a vehicle, usually an airplane or a rocket.

Dictionary definition

RAPID, noun. A part of a river where the current is very fast.
RAPID, adjective. Done or occurring in a brief period of time; "a rapid rise through the ranks".
RAPID, adjective. Characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed; "a rapid movement"; "a speedy car"; "a speedy errand boy".

Wise words

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
Joseph Conrad