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1. speed

noun. ['ˈspiːd'] distance travelled per unit time.

Synonyms

  • peculiar velocity
  • escape velocity
  • terminal velocity
  • groundspeed
  • radial velocity
  • speed of light
  • muzzle velocity
  • airspeed
  • c
  • velocity
  • hypervelocity
  • light speed
  • rate
  • steerageway

Antonyms

  • hop out
  • push
  • raise
  • pull

Etymology

  • spede (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sped (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • speden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Speed

  • guaranteed
  • disagreed
  • supersede
  • stampede
  • intercede
  • aristide
  • aristede
  • alwaleed
  • succeed
  • preceed
  • precede
  • overfeed
  • misread
  • mislead
  • misdeed
  • laclede
  • degreed
  • decreed
  • concede
  • walid
  • waleed
  • wahid
  • vahid
  • streed
  • sinead
  • shaheed
  • secede
  • screed
  • reseed
  • reread

Sentences with speed


1. Noun, singular or mass
You can also set a program on your treadmill to vary the speed at different points in time.

2. Verb, base form
In addition, beans provide healthy low-glycemic carbohydrates to speed muscle recovery.

Quotes about speed


1. There is more to life than increasing its speed.
- Mahatma Gandhi

2. In our fast-forward culture, we have lost the art of eating well. Food is often little more than fuel to pour down the hatch while doing other stuff - surfing the Web, driving, walking along the street. Dining al desko is now the norm in many workplaces. All of this speed takes a toll. Obesity, eating disorders and poor nutrition are rife.
- Carl Honore

3. If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?
- Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

2. high-speed

adjective. ['ˈhaɪˌspiːd'] operating at high speed.

Synonyms

  • fast

Antonyms

  • gradual
  • unhurried

3. speed

noun. ['ˈspiːd'] a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens.

Synonyms

  • hastiness
  • precipitation
  • haste
  • fastness
  • pace
  • execution speed
  • hurry
  • hurriedness
  • swiftness
  • rate
  • fast
  • graduality
  • gradualness

Antonyms

  • fast
  • fall
  • ascend
  • go

Etymology

  • spede (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sped (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • speden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. speed

verb. ['ˈspiːd'] move fast.

Synonyms

  • hotfoot
  • hasten
  • bucket along
  • dash
  • scud
  • buck
  • tear
  • pelt along
  • locomote
  • move
  • cannonball along
  • shoot down
  • thrust ahead
  • belt along
  • rush
  • scoot
  • push forward
  • go
  • flash
  • race
  • step on it
  • barge
  • dart
  • charge
  • hie
  • shoot
  • travel

Antonyms

  • linger
  • delay
  • unhurried
  • reserved

Etymology

  • spede (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sped (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • speden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. speed

noun. ['ˈspiːd'] changing location rapidly.

Synonyms

  • scud
  • speedup
  • motion
  • speeding
  • acceleration
  • quickening
  • hurrying
  • deceleration
  • move
  • scudding

Antonyms

  • acceleration
  • refrain
  • inelegance
  • stand still

Etymology

  • spede (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sped (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • speden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. speed

verb. ['ˈspiːd'] move faster.

Synonyms

  • intensify
  • accelerate
  • brisk
  • brisk up
  • brisken
  • speed up
  • quicken

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • arrange
  • disengage
  • wind

Etymology

  • spede (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sped (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • speden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. speed

verb. ['ˈspiːd'] move very fast.

Synonyms

  • flutter
  • move
  • run
  • locomote
  • dart
  • fleet
  • whizz
  • flit
  • go
  • hurry
  • zip
  • travel
  • travel rapidly
  • zoom along
  • zoom

Antonyms

  • opening
  • retreat
  • gladden
  • move in

Etymology

  • spede (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sped (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • speden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. speed

verb. ['ˈspiːd'] travel at an excessive or illegal velocity.

Synonyms

  • go
  • locomote
  • move

Antonyms

  • move out
  • stay
  • rest
  • buy

Etymology

  • spede (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sped (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • speden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. speed

verb. ['ˈspiːd'] cause to move faster.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • speed up
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • back
  • behave
  • discontinue
  • closing

Etymology

  • spede (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sped (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • speden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. speed

noun. ['ˈspiːd'] the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system.

Synonyms

  • focal ratio
  • ratio
  • f number

Antonyms

  • precede
  • advance
  • rush
  • converge

Etymology

  • spede (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sped (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • speden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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