Definition of Fast


  • abstaining from food


  • abstain from eating
    "Before the medical exam, you must fast"
  • abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"


  • (of a photographic lens or emulsion) causing a shortening of exposure time
    "a fast lens"
  • 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"
  • securely fixed in place
    "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"
  • hurried and brief
    "paid a flying visit"
    "took a flying glance at the book"
    "a quick inspection"
    "a fast visit"
  • unrestrained by convention or morality
    "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"
    "deplorably dissipated and degraded"
    "riotous living"
    "fast women"
  • resistant to destruction or fading
    "fast colors"
  • (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds
    "a fast road"
    "grass courts are faster than clay"
  • at a rapid tempo
    "the band played a fast fox trot"
  • (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time
    "my watch is fast"
  • 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"


  • firmly or closely
    "held fast to the rope"
    "her foot was stuck fast"
    "held tight"
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble fast

14 unscramble word found using the letters fast.

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