rapid

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. swift, speedy, fleet, prompt, quick, rapid-fire. See velocity. —n. (pl.) white water, chute, shoot. See water. Ant., slow, sluggish.
- rapid transit
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Swift]
Syn. fast, speedy, accelerated, hurried; see fast 1 .
2. [Quick]
Syn. nimble, light-footed, fleet, mercurial, brisk, expeditious, winged, lively, ready, prompt, spry; see also active 2 , agile .
Ant. listless*, sluggish, languid.
See Synonym Study at fast .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
fast, swift, quick, fleet, speedy, expeditious, mercurial, hasty, winged, *quicker than greased lightning.
ANT.: slow, slothful, leisurely
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Characterized by great celerity: breakneck, expeditious, fast, fleet, quick, speedy, swift. Informal: hell-for-leather. Idiom: quick as a bunny (or wink). See FAST. 2. Accomplished in very little time: brief, expeditious, fast, flying, hasty, hurried, quick, short, speedy, swift. See FAST.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • RAPID — [lat.], reißend, schnell. Steht auch für ein Herstellungsverfahren, mithilfe dessen Prototypen schneller und kostengünstiger hergestellt werden können Schnelle Produktentwicklung, Rapid Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping einen österreichischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rapid — ([lat.], reißend, schnell) bezeichnet: einen österreichischen Fußballverein, siehe SK Rapid Wien einen österreichischen Fußballverein aus Osttirol, siehe Rapid Lienz Tirol Milch und sein Vorgänger SV Rapid Lienz (1946–2000) einen rumänischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rapid-Q — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rapid Q (también conocido como RapidQ) es un lenguaje de programación en BASIC capaz de generar aplicaciones GUI y CONSOLA (incluyendo CGI). Rapid Q compila código fuente en BASIC a bytecode, insertándolos por… …   Wikipedia Español

  • rapid — RAPÍD, Ă, rapizi, de, adj., s.n. I. adj. (Adesea adverbial) Care se mişcă, se desfăşoară, se execută cu repeziciune. ♢ Tren rapid (şi substantivat, n.) = tren care circulă cu viteză mare şi care opreşte numai în staţiile importante. II. s.n. 1.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Rapid — Rap id (r[a^]p [i^]d), a. [L. rapidus, fr. rapere to seize and carry off, to snatch or hurry away; perhaps akin to Gr. arpa zein: cf. F. rapide. Cf. {Harpy}, {Ravish}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Very swift or quick; moving with celerity; fast; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rapid-q — ist ein BASIC Dialekt. Das kostenlose Paket besteht aus einer Entwicklungs und Debug Oberfläche, einem Compiler und einer ausführlichen Dokumentation auf englisch. Mit Rapid Q kann man Programme für Windows, Linux, Solaris/Sparc und HP/UX… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • RAPID — is an acronym for Rural Address Property IDentification, a scheme instituted in New Zealand to assist emergency services in identifying and locating rural properties.However, since the adoption of Australian/New Zealand Standard 4819:2003… …   Wikipedia

  • rapid — (adj.) 1630s, from L. rapidus hasty, snatching, from rapere hurry away, carry off, seize, plunder, from PIE root *reup to snatch (Cf. Gk. ereptomai devour, harpazein snatch away ). Rapid transit first attested 1852, in reference to street… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rapid — Rap id, n. [Cf. F. rapide. See {Rapid}, a.] The part of a river where the current moves with great swiftness, but without actual waterfall or cascade; sometimes called {whitewater}; usually used in the plural; as, the Lachine rapids in the St.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rapid(e) — Adj std. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. rapide, dieses aus l. rapidus, eigentlich reißend, raubgierig , dem PPP. von l. rapere raffen .    Ebenso ne. rapid, nfrz. rapide. ✎ DF 3 (1977), 133. französisch l …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • rapid — [rap′id] adj. [L rapidus < rapere, to seize, rush: see RAPE1] moving, progressing, or occurring with speed; swift; fast; quick n. ☆ 1. [usually pl.] a part of a river where the current is relatively swift, as because of a narrowing of the… …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.