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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.

Rapid Quotations

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

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming.
John Coleman

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

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

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