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Definition of 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

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

Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.
Langston Hughes

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

One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren't enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.
Viggo Mortensen

Creative people don't behave very well generally. If you're looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you're gonna be depressed real fast. I don't have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She's my first priority.
Jim Carrey
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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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