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  1. firmly fastened or secured against opening; "windows and doors were all fast"; "a locked closet"; "left the house properly secured" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. permanently dyed; "fast colors"; "colorfast fabrics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons; "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. abstaining from food Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (music) at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time; "my watch is fast" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. abstain from eating; "Before the medical exam, you must fast" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. resistant to destruction or fading; "fast colors" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds; "a fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To practice abstinence as a religious exercise or duty; to abstain from food voluntarily for a time, for the mortification of the body or appetites, or as a token of grief, or humiliation and penitence. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a spiritual discipline, or as a token of religious humiliation. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A time of fasting, whether a day, week, or longer time; a period of abstinence from food or certain kinds of food; as, an annual fast. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Firmly fixed; closely adhering; made firm; not loose, unstable, or easily moved; immovable; as, to make fast the door. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Firm against attack; fortified by nature or art; impregnable; strong. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Firm in adherence; steadfast; not easily separated or alienated; faithful; as, a fast friend. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Permanent; not liable to fade by exposure to air or by washing; durable; lasting; as, fast colors. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Tenacious; retentive. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Not easily disturbed or broken; deep; sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Moving rapidly; quick in mition; rapid; swift; as, a fast horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Given to pleasure seeking; disregardful of restraint; reckless; wild; dissipated; dissolute; as, a fast man; a fast liver. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. In a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly; firmly; immovably. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. In a fast or rapid manner; quickly; swiftly; extravagantly; wildly; as, to run fast; to live fast. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. The shaft of a column, or trunk of pilaster. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. In such a condition, as to resilience, etc., as to make possible unusual rapidity of play or action; as, a fast racket, or tennis court; a fast track; a fast billiard table, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. That which fastens or holds; especially, (Naut.) a mooring rope, hawser, or chain; - called, according to its position, a bow, head, quarter, breast, or stern fast; also, a post on a pier around which hawsers are passed in mooring. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To abstain from food, either from necessity, or as a religious rite. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. The doing without food as a religious duty. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. Quick; speedy in motion; in advance of the standard: said of a timepiece; firm; close; faithful; gay. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  39. Rapidly, firmly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  40. Firm; fixed; steadfast. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. Firmly; soundly or sound (asleep). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. Quick; rash; dissipated. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. Swiftly; in rapid succession; extravagantly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  44. To keep from food; to go hungry; to abstain from food in whole or part, as a religious duty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  45. Abstinence from food; special abstinence enjoined by the church; the day of fasting. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  46. Abstinence from food; day of fasting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  47. Firm; fixed; rapid; quick. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. Firmly; swiftly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. To abstain from food. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. Swift; speedy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. Firm; secure; lasting; stedfast. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. Firmly; securely; soundly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. Ahead of the standard, as a timepiece. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. Dissipated; dissolute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. Rapidly; swiftly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. Abstinence from food, or a period prescribed for it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. Firm; strong; firmly fixed; close; sound, as sleep; firm in adherence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  58. Swift; quick; dissipated; dissolute; said of a young lady aping the manners of young men. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  59. Firmly. Fast by, or fast beside, close or near to. Fast and loose, slippery in dealing and unreliable. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  60. Swiftly; with quick steps or progression. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  61. That which fastens or holds; the rope which fastens a vessel to a wharf, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  62. Abstinence from food, especially on religious grounds; the time of fasting. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  63. To abstain from food; to abstain from food on religious grounds as a means of mortifying desire, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  64. Close; immovable; firmly fixed; without leaving an interval, as, to follow fast; rapid in motion; extravagant; dissipated; wild. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  65. With quick steps; rapidly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  66. To abstain from food beyond the usual time. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  67. The abstaining from food for a certain time, or from particular kinds of food, as flesh; a religious mortification or humiliation by abstaining from food; the time of abstaining from food. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  68. In Georgia, a "fast" bill of exceptions is one which may be taken in injunctionsuits and similar cases, at such time and in such manner as to bring the case up forreview with great expedition. It must be certified within twenty days from the renderingof the decision. Sewell v. Edmonston, 60 Ga. 353. thelawdictionary.org
  69. That which fastens or holds; especially, Naut. a mooring rope, hawser, or chain; -- called, according to its position, a bow, head, quarter, breast, or stern fast; also, a post on a pier around which hawsers are passed in mooring. mso.anu.edu.au
  70. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. The fast of the fourth month, kept on the seventeenth day of Tammuz, the anniversary of the capture of Jerusalem by the Chaldeans; to commemorate also the incident recorded Exodus 32:19 . (Compare Jeremiah 52:6 Jeremiah 52:7 .) biblestudytools.com
  71. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. The fast of the fifth month, kept on the ninth of Ab (Compare Numbers 14:27 ), to commemorate the burning of the city and temple ( Jeremiah 52:12 Jeremiah 52:13 ). biblestudytools.com
  72. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. The fast of the seventh month, kept on the third of Tisri (Compare 2 Kings 25 ), the anniversary of the murder of Gedaliah ( Jeremiah 41:1 Jeremiah 41:2 ). biblestudytools.com
  73. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. The fast of the tenth month (Compare Jeremiah 52:4 ; Ezek. 33:21 ; 2 Kings 25:1 ), to commemorate the beginning of the siege of the holy city by Nebuchadnezzar. There was in addition to these the fast appointed by ( Esther 4:16 ). Public national fasts on account of sin or to supplicate divine favour were sometimes held. biblestudytools.com
  74. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. 1 Samuel 7:6 ; biblestudytools.com
  75. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. 2 Chronicles 20:3 ; biblestudytools.com
  76. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. Jeremiah 36:6-10 ; biblestudytools.com
  77. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. Nehemiah 9:1 . There were also local fasts. biblestudytools.com
  78. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. Judges 20:26 ; biblestudytools.com
  79. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. 2 Samuel 1:12 ; biblestudytools.com
  80. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. 1 Samuel 31:13 ; biblestudytools.com
  81. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. 1 Kings 21:9-12 ; biblestudytools.com
  82. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. Ezra 8:21-23 : biblestudytools.com
  83. The sole fast required by the law of Moses was that of the great Day of Atonement (q.v.), Leviticus 23:26-32 . It is called "the fast" ( Acts 27:9 ). The only other mention of a periodical fast in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 7:1-7 ; 8:19 , from which it appears that during their captivity the Jews observed four annual fasts. Jonah 3:5-9 . There are many instances of private occasional fasting ( 1 Samuel 1:7 : 20:34 ; 2 Sam 3:35 ; 12:16 ; 1 Kings 21:27 ; Ezra 10:6 ; Nehemiah 1:4 ; Daniel 10:2 Daniel 10:3 ). Moses fasted forty days ( Exodus 24:18 ; 34:28 ), and so also did Elijah ( 1 Kings 19:8 ). Our Lord fasted forty days in the wilderness ( Matthew 4:2 ). In the lapse of time the practice of fasting was lamentably abused ( Isaiah 58:4 ; Jeremiah 14:12 ; Zechariah 7:5 ). Our Lord rebuked the Pharisees for their hypocritical pretences in fasting ( Matthew 6:16 ). He himself appointed no fast. The early Christians, however, observed the ordinary fasts according to the law of their fathers ( Acts 13:3 ; 14:23 ; 2 co 6:5 ). These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Fast". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
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  85. fast, adj. firm: fixed: steadfast: fortified: (of sleep) sound (Shak.).--adv. firmly, unflinchingly: soundly or sound (asleep): quickly: close, near.--n. FAST-AND-LOOSE, the name of a cheating game practised at fairs--called also Prick-the-garter.--adj. FAST'-HAND'ED, close-fisted.--adv. FAST'LY (Shak.), firmly.--n. FAST'NESS, fixedness: a stronghold, fortress, castle.--FAST BY, close to.--PLAY FAST AND LOOSE (from the foregoing), to be unreliable, to say one thing and do another; HARD-AND-FAST (see HARD). [A.S. fæst; Ger. fest.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  86. fast, adj. quick: rapid: rash: dissipated.--adv. swiftly: in rapid succession: extravagantly.--adj. FAST'ISH, somewhat fast. [A special use of fast, firm, derived from the Scand., in the sense of urgent.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  87. fast, v.i. to keep from food: to go hungry: to abstain from food in whole or part, as a religious duty.--n. abstinence from food: special abstinence enjoined by the church: the day or time of fasting.--ns. FAST'-DAY, a day of religious fasting: (Scot.) a day for humiliation and prayer, esp. before celebrations of the Lord's Supper; FAST'ENS, short for Fastens-eve (Scot. Fasten-e'en and Fastern's-e'en), Fastens Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday; FAST'ER, one who fasts: FAST'ING, religious abstinence. [A.S. fæstan, to fast; Ger. fasten, to keep: perh. allied with fast, firm, in the sense of making strict.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  88. 1. Abstain from all or some kinds of food as religious observance or in sign of mourning (fasting-day, =FAST-day). 2. Go without food. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  89. Act of fasting (prec., 1); season or (also f. -day, fasting-day) day appointed for fasting; going without food (break one\'s f. =BREAKFAST v.). [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  90. Firmly fixed or attached (stake f. in the ground; f. friend or friendship, steady, close; ship f. aground; f. asleep; a f. prisoner; f. colour, unfading, not washing out; make f. fasten; play f. & loose, ignore obligations, be unreliable; door is f. locked &c.; take f. hold of, tight; f. with gout, confined); rapid, quick-moving, producing quick motion, (f. train; f. cricket-ground, racquet-court, billiard-table, on which ball bounds smartly; watch is f., shows too advanced time; f. person, dissipated, see foll.). Hence fastish (2) a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  91. Firmly, fixedly, tightly, securely, (stand, sit, stick, f.; f. bind, f. find, lock up what you would not lose; eyes f. shut; sleep f., soundly); (poet. & archaic) close beside, by, upon, &c.; quickly, in quick succession; live f., live in a dissipated way, expend much energy in short time. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  92. Resistant to staining or toxic agents; said of bacteria or certain immunizing substances. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  93. See Evens. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  94. adv. Firmly; immovably; steadfastly;—quickly; swiftly; rapidly;—closely; nearly;—frequently. Cabinet Dictionary
  95. n. Abstinence from food;—voluntary abstinence from food, as a religious mortification or humiliation;—a time of fasting, whether a day, week, or longer period. Cabinet Dictionary
  96. n. That which fastens or holds; a rope which fastens a vessel to a wharf. Cabinet Dictionary
  97. To abstain from food; to mortify the body by religious abstinence. Complete Dictionary
  98. Abstinence from food; religious mortification by abstinence. Complete Dictionary
  99. Firm, immoveable; firm in adherence; speedy, quick, swift; Fast and loose, uncertain, variable, inconstant. Complete Dictionary
  100. Firmly, immoveably; closely, nearly; swiftly, nimbly; frequently. Complete Dictionary

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