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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

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

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

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

The viral power of online media has proven how fast creative ideas can be spread and adopted, using tools like cellphones, digital cameras, micro-credit, mobile banking, Facebook, and Twitter. A perfect example? The way the Green Movement in Iran caught fire thanks to social media.
Tina Brown

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace. - Ovid
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Ovid
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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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