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Definitions of rapid

  1. characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed; "a rapid movment"; "a speedy car"; "a speedy errand boy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a part of a river where the current is very fast Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. done or occurring in a brief period of time; "a rapid rise through the ranks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Very swift or quick; moving with celerity; fast; as, a rapid stream; a rapid flight; a rapid motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Advancing with haste or speed; speedy in progression; in quick sequence; as, rapid growth; rapid improvement; rapid recurrence; rapid succession. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Quick in execution; as, a rapid penman. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The part of a river where the current moves with great swiftness, but without actual waterfall or cascade; - usually in the plural; as, the Lachine rapids in the St. Lawrence. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Very quick or swift; moving with speed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A swift current in a river. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Rapidly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Hurrying along: very swift: speedy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. That part of a river where the current is more rapid than usual (gen. in pl.). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. RAPIDNESS. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Swift; speedy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Having great speed; swift; fast; quick. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A descent in a river less abrupt than a waterfall. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Very quick or swift; speedy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The part of a river where the current flows rapidly. Rapids imply a considerable descent of water, but not equal to a cataract. See Rapacious. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Characterised by quickness of motion or of utterance; quick; swift; expeditious. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. The part of a river where the current moves with great swiftness, but without actual waterfall or cascade; -- usually in the plural; as, the Lachine rapids in the St. Lawrence. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. rap'id, adj. hurrying along: very swift: speedy.--n. that part of a river where the current is most rapid (gen. in pl.).--n. RAPID'ITY, quickness of motion or utterance: swiftness: velocity.--adv. RAP'IDLY.--n. RAP'IDNESS. [Fr. rapide--L. rapidus--rap[)e]re, to seize.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Speedy, quick, swift; acting or completed in short time; (of slope) descending steeply; hence or cogn. rapidity n., rapidly adv. (N.) steep descent in river-bed, with swift current. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. A sudden descent of the surface of a stream without actual waterfall or cascade. Cabinet Dictionary

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