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Definition of Rapid

Rapid

  1. Very swift or quick; moving with celerity; fast; as, a rapid stream; a rapid flight; a rapid motion.
  2. Advancing with haste or speed; speedy in progression; in quick sequence; as, rapid growth; rapid improvement; rapid recurrence; rapid succession.
  3. Quick in execution; as, a rapid penman.
  4. The part of a river where the current moves with great swiftness, but without actual waterfall or cascade; -- usually in the plural; as, the Lachine rapids in the St. Lawrence.

Rapid Quotations

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
George Washington

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
J. Paul Getty

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
Jane Austen

Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have become accustomed will draw to a rapid close.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Texting is addicting. Once you get emotionally involved with constant outside stimulation assaulting your brain, it is hard to stop looking at your machine every two minutes. Without rapid fire words appearing on a screen, you feel bored, not part of the action.
Bill O'Reilly
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Rapid Translations

rapid in Afrikaans is vinnig, haastig
rapid in Danish is hurtig
rapid in Dutch is gezwind, haastig, gauw, spoedig, snel
rapid in Finnish is nopea
rapid in French is torrentueux, nerveux, rapide
rapid in Italian is rapido, impetuoso
rapid in Latin is levis, celox, celer, velox, volubilis
rapid in Norwegian is hurtig
rapid in Swedish is snabb
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