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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

The philosophy of fasting calls upon us to know ourselves, to master ourselves, and to discipline ourselves the better to free ourselves. To fast is to identify our dependencies, and free ourselves from them.
Tariq Ramadan

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor

I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
Muhammad Ali

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
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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

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