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Definition of Fast

Fast

  1. To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry.
  2. 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.
  3. Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment.
  4. Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a spiritual discipline, or as a token of religious humiliation.
  5. 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.
  6. Firmly fixed; closely adhering; made firm; not loose, unstable, or easily moved; immovable; as, to make fast the door.
  7. Firm against attack; fortified by nature or art; impregnable; strong.
  8. Firm in adherence; steadfast; not easily separated or alienated; faithful; as, a fast friend.
  9. Permanent; not liable to fade by exposure to air or by washing; durable; lasting; as, fast colors.
  10. Tenacious; retentive.
  11. Not easily disturbed or broken; deep; sound.
  12. Moving rapidly; quick in mition; rapid; swift; as, a fast horse.
  13. Given to pleasure seeking; disregardful of restraint; reckless; wild; dissipated; dissolute; as, a fast man; a fast liver.
  14. In a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly; firmly; immovably.
  15. In a fast or rapid manner; quickly; swiftly; extravagantly; wildly; as, to run fast; to live fast.
  16. 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.
  17. The shaft of a column, or trunk of pilaster.
  18. 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.

Fast Quotations

Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person.
Amanda Peet

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes

I was quiet, a loner. I was one of those children where, if you put me in a room and gave me some crayons and a pencils, you wouldn't hear from me for nine straight hours. And I was always drawing racing cars and rockets and spaceships and planes, things that were very fast that would take me away.
Gary Oldman

I wasn't a jock in school, and by the 10th grade, when I was in boarding school I was carrying water buckets for the girls' hockey team. I was the kid with long hair and glasses and acne trying to learn how to play guitar and piano in the music center. I was not an athlete past the age of 13 or 14 when they start throwing the ball really fast.
Michael Weatherly

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
Ayn Rand
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Fast Translations

fast in Afrikaans is gou, haastig, vinnig
fast in Danish is hurtig, hurtigt, fast
fast in Dutch is vasten
fast in Finnish is luja, nopea
fast in German is schnell, schnell, fest
fast in Italian is presto, quadragesimale
fast in Latin is celox, velox, ieiunium, celer
fast in Norwegian is rask, faste, hurtig
fast in Swedish is snabb, fasta, fort