fast : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  abstaining from food
  • v  abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    Catholics sometimes fast during Lent
  • v  abstain from eating
    Before the medical exam, you must fast
  • a  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
  • a  (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time
    my watch is fast
  • a  at a rapid tempo
    the band played a fast fox trot
  • s  (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds
    a fast road
    grass courts are faster than clay
  • s  resistant to destruction or fading
    fast colors
  • s  unrestrained by convention or morality
    fast women
  • s  hurried and brief
    a fast visit
  • s  securely fixed in place
  • s  unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
    fast friends
  • s  (of a photographic lens or emulsion) causing a shortening of exposure time
    a fast lens
  • r  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
  • r  firmly or closely
    held fast to the rope
    her foot was stuck fast

  • Self-accelerating technologies--computers that make faster computers, for example--may have a destabilizing effect on society.
  • Just as the Christian Lent produced the custom of Mardi gras, so the Moslem fast of Ramadan, ninth and holiest month of the lunar calendar, has long led to peculiar .
  • After Inter Milan soccer star Sulley Montari s fasting prompted his coach, Jose Mourinho, to remove him from a game, the traditional Muslim holy month of Ramadan is back in the .
News & Articles

  • Fast Park Invests in Significant Upgrades, Adds Nearly 1,700 Spaces at Austin-Bergstrom Facility
    Fast Park, a leading offsite airport parking company with a facility at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, is growing its presence in Austin. (PRWeb June 17, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 17, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Fast and Fraudulent?
    Fast n' loud. Great name for a TV show about cars, not so great a description of the 2013 BMW M5. Oh, it’s plenty speedy, thanks to a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 good for least 560 hp.
    June 16, 2013 - Fox News
  • Fast Food Advertising Doesn't Work on Me
    If fast food advertising worked, my purchases at such establishments would be very different. I don't care for the Whataburger marketing, but their burger is my choice among fast food restaurants. They outshine hamburgers from Sonic, Jack in the Box, Wendy's, Burger King, and McDonald's.
    June 16, 2013 - The Gilmer Mirror

  • Barack Obama in ABC News (blog)
    We are headed in the right direction,the president said from Andrews Air Force base, "But, as I was reminded on a trip to Racine, Wisconsin, earlier this week, we're not headed there fast enough for a lot of Americans. We're not headed...
  • Timothy Geithner in ABC News
    What matters is how far and how fast the renminbi appreciates,Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in a statement issued with the report.
  • Donnie Walsh in The Associated Press
    We've had to live through some tough times in order to get where you think you start rebuilding the franchise,Walsh said. "We have that opportunity now. How well, how fast we can rebuild the team can be shortcut by getting great players."

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