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speed

  • n  distance travelled per unit time
  • n  a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
    the project advanced with gratifying speed
  • n  changing location rapidly
  • n  the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system
  • n  a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
  • v  move fast
  • v  move faster
  • v  move very fast
    The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed
  • v  travel at an excessive or illegal velocity
    I got a ticket for speeding
  • v  cause to move faster

  • Part of it is probably due to melting alone, but scientists also knew as early as 1996 that some glaciers' motion had begun to speed up.
  • An inside look at Asia's speed culture .
  • Senator John Warner wants to enforce a national speed limit as an answer to soaring gas prices.
News & Articles

  • Speed a factor in New Braunfels deadly motorcycle crash
    NEW BRAUNFELS -- A deadly motorcycle accident in New Braunfels left one man dead. Investigators say that speed was a factor in the crash. At 8:00 Friday night on South Business 35 near Seguin Avenue, investigators say 44-year-old Timothy Hohn of Canyon Lake was driving at a high rate of speed when he ran into the side of a Pontiac Grand Prix. Hohn was thrown from the motorcycle onto several ...
    June 15, 2013 - KVUE-TV Austin
  • Speed Cameras
        Two new mobile speed cameras are coming to Polk County. Where you’ll see them and how much you’ll...
    June 14, 2013 - WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
  • Speed Shopping Showdown Finalist Judy Kinne
    In our Speed Shopping Showdown, a contestant gets 90 seconds to grab anything and everything in sight with the chance...
    June 14, 2013 - WNEP 16 Pennsylvania
Quotes

  • Fabio Capello in The Associated Press
    We probably arrived a little bit tired at the end of the season,he said. "But after the game that they played against Slovenia, we suffered from Germany's speed today."
  • Tiger Wood in The Press Association
    He added in a televised interview: "I just putted awful, really. My speed was good, but nothing was going in. It was a very frustrating day on the greens, especially how good I was driving it. I was driving it on a string all day."
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in International Herald Tribune
    It is tempting any time things seem quieter for a minute on the international front to think that we don't need a president who is up to speed on foreign affairs and military matters,Clinton said.

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