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Definition of 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.
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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