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Definitions of fast

  1. 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.
  2. To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a spiritual discipline, or as a token of religious humiliation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. To abstain from food. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. abstain from eating; "Before the medical exam, you must fast" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. Firmly fixed; closely adhering; made firm; not loose, unstable, or easily moved; immovable; as, to make fast the door. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Firm against attack; fortified by nature or art; impregnable; strong. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Firm in adherence; steadfast; not easily separated or alienated; faithful; as, a fast friend. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Permanent; not liable to fade by exposure to air or by washing; durable; lasting; as, fast colors. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Tenacious; retentive. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Not easily disturbed or broken; deep; sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Moving rapidly; quick in mition; rapid; swift; as, a fast horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Given to pleasure seeking; disregardful of restraint; reckless; wild; dissipated; dissolute; as, a fast man; a fast liver. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To abstain from food beyond the usual time. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. abstaining from food Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. The shaft of a column, or trunk of pilaster. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. The doing without food as a religious duty. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. 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.
  25. Abstinence from food; day of fasting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. Abstinence from food, or a period prescribed for it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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
  31. firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. Rapidly, firmly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Firmly; soundly or sound (asleep). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. Swiftly; in rapid succession; extravagantly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. Firmly; securely; soundly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Rapidly; swiftly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. 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.
  38. Swiftly; with quick steps or progression. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. With quick steps; rapidly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  42. 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
  43. (music) at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  44. (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time; "my watch is fast" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  45. 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
  46. at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  47. resistant to destruction or fading; "fast colors" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  48. (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds; "a fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  49. In a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly; firmly; immovably. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. In a fast or rapid manner; quickly; swiftly; extravagantly; wildly; as, to run fast; to live fast. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. 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
  52. 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.
  53. Firm; fixed; steadfast. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  54. Quick; rash; dissipated. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  55. Firm; fixed; rapid; quick. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  56. Firmly; swiftly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  57. Swift; speedy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  58. Ahead of the standard, as a timepiece. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. Dissipated; dissolute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.

Usage examples for fast

  1. Salome's heart beat fast – Salome by Emma Marshall
  2. Master, dear, get out of this, for heaven's sake, as fast as ye can. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
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