Associations to the word «Speed»


SPEED, noun. The state of moving quickly or the capacity for rapid motion; rapidity.
SPEED, noun. The rate of motion or action, specifically (mathematics)/(physics) the magnitude of the velocity; the rate distance is traversed in a given time.
SPEED, noun. (photography) The sensitivity to light of film, plates or sensor.
SPEED, noun. (photography) The duration of exposure, the time during which a camera shutter is open.
SPEED, noun. (photography) The largest size of the lens opening at which a lens can be used.
SPEED, noun. (photography) The ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a photographic objective.
SPEED, noun. (slang) (uncountable) Any amphetamine drug used as a stimulant, especially illegally, especially methamphetamine.
SPEED, noun. (archaic) Luck, success, prosperity.
SPEED, verb. (intransitive) (archaic) To succeed; to prosper, be lucky.
SPEED, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To help someone, to give them fortune; to aid or favour.
SPEED, verb. (intransitive) To go fast.
SPEED, verb. (intransitive) To exceed the speed limit.
SPEED, verb. (transitive) To increase the rate at which something occurs.
SPEED, verb. (intransitive) (slang) To be under the influence of stimulant drugs, especially amphetamines.
SPEED, verb. (obsolete) To be expedient.
SPEED, verb. (archaic) To hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin.
SPEED, verb. (archaic) To wish success or good fortune to, in any undertaking, especially in setting out upon a journey.
SPEED, verb. To cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry.
SPEED, verb. To hasten to a conclusion; to expedite.
SPEED, proper noun. A surname​.
SPEED BAG, noun. (boxing) A small air-filled punching bag anchored at the top to a rebound platform parallel to the ground.
SPEED BAGS, noun. Plural of speed bag
SPEED BOAT, noun. Alternative spelling of speedboat
SPEED BUMP, noun. A traffic calming measure, consisting of a transverse ridge in the road, to limit the speed of vehicles.
SPEED BUMPS, noun. Plural of speed bump
SPEED CAMERA, noun. A roadside camera, triggered by a speeding vehicle, that takes a photograph of the offending vehicle and records its speed.
SPEED CAMERAS, noun. Plural of speed camera
SPEED CHESS, noun. (chess) A form of chess in which all moves must be made within a specified, short time.
SPEED CUSHION, noun. A form of speed bump, often one of a series, that allows larger (especially emergency) vehicles to straddle them without slowing down
SPEED DATING, noun. An organized event in which prospective romantic partners meet each other through a series of short one-to-one meetings
SPEED DEMON, noun. Anything that is extremely fast, and extremely reckless
SPEED DEMONS, noun. Plural of speed demon
SPEED DIAL, noun. A function on phones allowing a phone number to be dialed by pressing only one or two keys.
SPEED FLYING, noun. (sport) an air sport, a variant of paragliding, focusing on high speed passes skimming close to the ground and terrain features
SPEED FREAK, noun. (idiomatic) (slang) Alternative spelling of speedfreak
SPEED FREAK, noun. (idiomatic) (slang) A person who enjoys driving, riding motorcycles, etc. at high speeds.
SPEED FREAKS, noun. Plural of speed freak
SPEED GARAGE, noun. A faster variant of UK garage music, with warped basslines influenced by jungle and reggae.
SPEED HUMP, noun. Speed bump
SPEED HUMPS, noun. Plural of speed hump
SPEED LIMIT, noun. (countable) The maximum speed permitted by law for vehicles on the road.
SPEED LIMITER, noun. A device that limits vehicle speed.
SPEED LIMITS, noun. Plural of speed limit
SPEED LOADER, noun. A pressed metal (or plastic) clip, holding a set number of cartridges for a firearm, and used for rapid reloading of the weapon or its magazine.
SPEED LOADERS, noun. Plural of speed loader
SPEED MERCHANT, noun. (idiom) Someone who runs, drives or moves in a given way very fast.
SPEED METAL, noun. (music genre) A genre of heavy metal characterized by an extremely swift, rhythmic style.
SPEED NETWORKING, noun. The act of creating possible professional relationships through briefly meeting with candidates and giving each other contact information, much akin to speed dating
SPEED OF LIGHT, noun. (physics) The speed of electromagnetic radiation in a perfect vacuum: exactly 299,792,458 metres per second by definition.
SPEED OF SOUND, noun. (physics) The speed at which sound is propagated through some medium under specified conditions.
SPEED QUEEN, noun. (idiomatic) (slang): The feminine form of speed freak; a drug addict, that abuses stimulants/uppers in particular.
SPEED RIDING, noun. (sport) a winter sport, a combination of speed flying (a variant of paragliding) and paraskiing (a combination of paragliding and skiing)
SPEED RUN, verb. Alternative spelling of speedrun
SPEED SKATING, noun. The sport of racing around an oval course, on ice skates.
SPEED TRAP, noun. A section of a roadway where speeds of vehicles are monitored by authorities.
SPEED TRAPS, noun. Plural of speed trap
SPEED UP, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To accelerate; to increase speed.
SPEED UP, verb. (transitive) To increase the speed of something; to make something go faster.
SPEED WALKING, noun. Power walking

Dictionary definition

SPEED, noun. Distance travelled per unit time.
SPEED, noun. A rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed".
SPEED, noun. Changing location rapidly.
SPEED, noun. The ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system.
SPEED, noun. A central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression.
SPEED, verb. Move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street".
SPEED, verb. Move faster; "The car accelerated".
SPEED, verb. Move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed".
SPEED, verb. Travel at an excessive or illegal velocity; "I got a ticket for speeding".
SPEED, verb. Cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car".

Wise words

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mohandas Gandhi